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McKenzie Lake Community Background

McKenzie-Lake-StreetThe McKenzie Lake community is located in Calgary’s southeast. It is on the east side of the Bow River, North of the Marquis of Lorne Trail and East of Fish Creek Provincial Park. The area is named after J. McKenzie, one of the area’s first settlers. He arrived in McKenzie Lake from Montreal in 1882. With the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1884, and the Calgary Macleod Railroad in the early 1890s many more people arrived from the east to settle in the area. Situated on good farmland, with easy road access to the city of Calgary, the McKenzie Lake area quickly became a prosperous farming region. The region was annexed by the City of Calgary in 1970. Residential development began in 1982. Today, McKenzie Lake is conveniently located near major roadways (the Deerfoot and Marquis of Lorne Trail). Several golf courses, Fish Creek Park and the popular McKenzie Lake are also in the area. The community offers excellent view of both the city and the mountains. Both public and separate schools can be found in the area.


McKenzie Lake Community Association

McKenzie-Lake-AreaMcKenzie Lake’s community association offers a variety of programs to residents. Scouting programs,   community based youth baseball, soccer and hockey programs, dance classes, martial arts, exercise classes, church group, Kumon math and drop in men’s basketball are just a few of the programs that are offered through the community association. Preschool and afterschool programs are also offered. One of McKenzie Lake’s more innovative programs is a youth justice council that seeks to give young offenders a second chance. The community’s outdoor skating rink is popular during winter months, as are special events such as jellybean dances, New Year’s and Children’s Christmas parties.  It should be noted that not all residents in the community boundaries have access to the lake. The lake access boundary is different than the community boundary and ends just south of the Mountain Park school property line.  The lake is run by the McKenzie Lake Resident Association a separately incorporated non-profit.

McKenzie Lake Community Association

Address: 16198 McKenzie Lake Way SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 1L7
Phone: (403) 257-1823
Email: mlca2@telus.net
Website: mckenzielakecommunity.com

McKenzie Lake Resident Association

McKenzie-Lake-Community-CentreThe McKenzie Lake Residents Association is a non-profit organization geared towards providing a wide array of recreational services, programs and facilities for our members and their guests. We serve 3,200 residences and over 11,000 members and their families. In addition to the lake, members have access to tennis courts, basketball courts, a beach volleyball area, and a toboggan hill. McKenzie Lake is a 43 acre lake combined with an 18 acre park for a total of 61 acres. The lake holds 200 million gallons of water fed by City of Calgary. It is 28 feet at its deepest point with an average depth of 15 feet and has a marked shallow water swimming area with sandy beaches

McKenzie Lake Residents Association

Address: 16199 McKenzie Lake Way SE Calgary, AB T2Z 1L7
Phone : (403) 257-1657
Email: office@mlra.ca
Website: mlra.ca

Office Hours:

9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:00am – 8:00pm
9:00am – 2:00pm
*Closed between noon and 1pm for lunch Monday through Friday



  • McKenzie Lake Elementary School – K – Gr 4 – 16210 McKenzie Lake Way SE Calgary AB T2Z 1L7
  • Mountain Park School – Gr 5 – 9 – 312 Mount Douglas Close SE Calgary AB T2Z 4Y1
  • Lord Beaverbrook High School – 9019 Fairmount Drive SE Calgary AB T2H 0Z4
  • Blessed Cardinal Newman School – K – Gr 9 -16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd SE Calgary AB T2Z 2G7
  • Bishop O’Byrne High School – 500, 333 Shawville Blvd SE Calgary AB T2Y 4H3

Recreational Amenities

Private Lake
Tennis Courts
Basketball Courts
Hockey Rink – outdoor
Skating Rink – outdoor
Sports/Play Fields
Community Sports
Fitness Programs
Dance Programs
Youth Justice
Seniors Programs
Child Care

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