Homes for sale in Lake Bonavista, Calgary, AB

Lake Bonavista is a beautiful private neighborhood located in the southeastern part of Calgary, Alberta. The picturesque development is bordered by Anderson Road from the north, Macleod Trail from the west, Canyon Meadows Drive from the south, and Bow Bottom Trail from the east. Lake Bonavista is the first subdivision in the region built around a manmade lake offering lovely water features and scenic views. The 52-acre development was constructed in 1968 and includes a 65-foot landscaped hillside with a majestic waterfall that cascades on the community lake. The neighborhood amenities and nearby Fish Creek community provide retail options and many recreational activities for families.

Famous for having access to Calgary’s largest artificial lake, Lake Bonavista was developed by Keith Construction company in 1967. This lakefront community is complete with water features perfect for fishing or lounging with the family. All manner of non-motorized water activities is available to residents, especially during the summer.

Lake Bonavista has an “estates” section which is bordered by Lake Bonavista Drive to the north, Bonaventure Drive to the west, Canyon Meadows Drive to the south, and Acadia Drive to the east.  These homes and lots are typically larger than the rest of Lake Bonavista.  Most floor plans in the Estates area will be 2 storey. There are less bungalows and split floor plans in the estate section of Lake Bonavista.  The remaining areas of Lake Bonavista offer many different floor plans such as 2 storeys, bungalows, bi-levels and split level homes.

Lake Bonaventure is a second, private lake located in the estates section of Lake Bonavista. Lake Bonaventure is only accessible by the 143 homes that surround this lake. Lake Bonaventure owners pay a separate, annual homeowners association (HOA) fee (most recently $1400) on top of the $325 HOA fee that is paid annually for access to Lake Bonavista.  Lake Bonaventure is bordered by Lake Placid Drive.  Any home inside the Lake Placid drive circle is a part of Lake Bonaventure.

Lake Bonavista home prices range around $450,000 up to $4,000,000 with 1,100 square feet to 3500 square feet in floor space. The homes on the highest end of this range would be newer builds, fronting on to Lake Bonavista or Lake Bonaventure. These majestic lakefront homes feature five bedrooms and three to five baths. Most homes are built with modern architectural designs, which families will surely appreciate. Each home is designed with mature landscaping, towering trees that create generous shade during the summer, and marvelous snowscapes during the winter. 

While most properties are generally single-family homes, Lake Bonavista offers more options for real estate buyers in the market, including condos. There are 4 apartment condo buildings in Lake Bonavista.  Lake Bonavista Estates I, Lake Bonavista Estates II, Gateway Southcentre & Chateaux Lake Bonavista. Square footages range from 550 square feet and typically as high as 1600 square feet, and range from $150,000 to $600,000 in price.

Bonavista Downs is located east of Lake Bonavista, and offers more affordable price points and more modestly sized homes.  Square footages typically range from 1000 to 1500 square feet. Bonavista Downs is very quiet, and is well suited for buyers who are looking to get established in the area. Homes in Bonavista Downs do not offer lake access to Lake Bonavista.  Only a handful of homes sell each year in Bonavista Downs, which is a testament to how much homeowners enjoy living here. 

There is a thin band of homes on the border of Bonavista Downs which fall within the Lake Bonavista border.  These are the homes in the 100 to 400 block of Lake Ontario Place, and all homes located on the west side of Lake Ontario Drive.

Market Overview

Real Estate Statistics

Median Home Price


Median Sale Price


Average Price Per Sqft


Number of Households


Average Days on Market


Home Ownership Percentage


What's To Love

In addition to the beautiful views and expansive homes & lake access, there is more to love about Lake Bonavista. The neighborhood is conveniently located nearby the Lake Bonavista Shopping Promenade and Avenida Shopping Centre. Fish Creek Park and Lake Bonavista offer fun activities families can enjoy together all-year-round like fishing, swimming, boating, tennis, hiking, skating, and even tobogganing. The Lake Bonavista Community Association has a community center that features two ice rinks, a fitness center, and multipurpose rooms for community or family events. Residents of Lake Bonaventure enjoy living along the second, 35-acre private lake. They enjoy exclusive access to the water feature and its amenities.

What's Not to Love

Depending on market conditions, the timing to transition into Lake Bonavista can be tricky due to the potential of limited inventory on the type of home that you’re looking for. At times clients will choose to sell first, and then potentially rent in the area if the right house is not available right away. Having to move twice is tedious, but ensures that you aren’t rushed and that you’re making the right decision for your next home. Our team has plenty of expertise in timing the market and making the transition into Lake Bonavista as easy as possible.

Is it for me?

Who is this neighborhood for

Lake Bonavista is the perfect community for homeowners who want to wake up to scenic views surrounded by majestic water features. Families who love hanging out in the outdoors without sacrificing the convenience of being near retail establishments and schools will also find Lake Bonavista to be a dream come true.

Find Your Home

Latest Homes for Sale in Lake Bonavista



106 Lake Placid Close SE

Calgary, AB, T2J 4Y8


35 Lake Geneva Place SE

Calgary, AB, T2J 2S3
Open House


100 Lake Crimson Close SE

Calgary, AB, T2J 3K7
Open House


1003 Lake Bonavista Drive SE

Calgary, AB, T2J 0N6


1835 Lake Bonavista Drive SE

Calgary, AB, T2J 2W7
Open House


112 Lake Lucerne Crescent SE

Calgary, AB, T2J 3J6
Jamie 4
Take the next step

Ready to take the next step?

For any real estate inquiries about neighborhoods in the city of Calgary and surrounding areas, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We’re ready and eager to assist you with any of your home search needs and will work hard to help ensure you get the best deal possible for your transaction.

Meet the locals

Who Lives in Calgary, Alberta



Median Age


Median Household Income


Cost of Living Score


Elderly Percentage


Residents with Some College Education



Things to do in Lake Bonavista

Lake Bonavista Community Association

Community association maintains local parks and the recreation center, which features various after-school programs for kids and state of the art sports and wellness facilities.

Lake Bonavista Promenade

Lakeside shopping center in the middle of the Lake Bonavista neighborhood.

Canyon Meadows Cinemas

Local theater featuring new and classic films. Watch movies and enjoy delicious snacks with friends or family.

Lake Placid Athletic Fields

A vast open field that serves as a venue for local soccer games.


Schools near Lake Bonavista

School NameGradesAdmission
Saint Bonaventure School1 - 12Private
Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School10 - 12Public
Nickle School5 - 9Public
Lake Bonavista SchoolK - 6Public
Andrew Sibbald SchoolK - 6Public
Sam Livingston SchoolK - 4Public
On the map

Lake Bonavista Map