Decades in the Making
A virtual ‘alignment of the stars’, Alpine Park is the right ambition at the right moment.
Expansion To The West.
Put a ring on it?
The City of Calgary publicly releases its plans for a ring road around the city with a southwest bypass road proposed west of the Glenmore Reservoir, part of a major road plan exploration first started in 1952. Decades of wrangling over scale, alignment, and ownership would follow. Image courtesy of
A chance opportunity
Dream, then known to Calgarians as Dundee Development, acquires its first 320 acres of land west of 37th Street of what would at one point grow to over 1800 acres held in the region. The same year, negotiations for the Sarcee Trail Extension road began again with talks between the Tsuut’ina Nation, the City, and the Province.
A historic agreement
After a failed vote in 2009, members of the Nation vote in favor of a re-negotiated agreement with the province of Alberta to allow the final leg of Stoney Trail to be built on reserve land, which includes the transfer of 428 hectares of reserve land to Alberta for a transportation and utilities corridor.
Alberta’s government announces funding for Calgary’s long-awaited southwest ring road, an anticipated $2.2 billion, 5-year construction project.
Respect for the land
Reflecting the significance of the first development along the Tsuut’ina Nation’s southern boundary and the positive relationship Dream and the Nation had established together, a pipe ceremony is held with Nation members before any earth is disturbed.
With over two decades of ongoing anticipation, Alpine Park broke ground with a carefully organized, socially-distanced ceremony which included media, partners, and His Worship Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary in attendance – a first for modern greenfield developments in the city.
Following a prayer given by Charlie Crowchild and a safe journey song led by councilor Ellery Starlight, dignitaries from the Nation, City and Province officially open Tsuut’ina Trail, the leg of the ring road crossing the reserve.
Ribbons are cut
Gathering representatives from Dream, Calbridge, Cardel, and Genesis, as well as newly-elected Ward 13 Councillor Dan McLean, Alpine Park's ribbon-cutting formally opened the Showhome Neighbourhood to the general public.
Showhome Neighbourhood Reveal
With showhome construction begun this past spring, the first 7 of 13 showhomes were revealed at the end of October, marking the first exciting steps into Calgary’s new west and providing an opportunity for city residents to experience Alpine Park's unique streetscape first-hand.
Looking west over Central Park toward the Rockies.
This is Calgary's runway for growth to the west.
A DREAM SIGNATURE PROJECT.
Building better communities.