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Welcome to Arbour Lake!

The community that has is it all! A pristine lake brimming with rainbow trout, neighbourhood parks, spectacular mountain views, a regional bike and walkway path carved through rolling hills. Swimming, boating, fishing, ice skating, concession, community events and much more. Your activities are only limited by your imagination. As Northwest Calgary’s only lake community, Arbour Lake offers a quality of living unmatched.

The Arbour Lake Residents Association is a limited company that was registered under the laws of Alberta on July 19, 1991. The purpose of this company is to care for, and improve upon, the Arbour Lake amenities, with the main focus being a pristine ten-acre lake in the heart of the community.


Arbour Lake will be the most desirable community that encompasses world class amenities, a sense of welcoming and engaging residents to live the exclusive lake lifestyle.

History and Evolution

Fly fishing in the suburbs? What a concept! The idea for Arbour Lake was conceived by David Poppitt, who has been with Arbour Lake´s main developer, Melcor Developments Ltd., for twenty-five years. After visiting several upscale, popular lake communities in Southern California, he envisioned a lake community among the grassy hills and ravines of North West Calgary. The first showhomes in Arbour Lake appeared in 1991 and by 1993, the lake was filled and officially opened for recreation. We´ve come a long way from that Atco trailer in the parking lot!

Download the Arbour Lake Residents Association Bylaws and Amendments

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