Canora is an established community located in mature Northwest Edmonton. It is also one of several neighbourhoods that were once a part of the Town of Jasper Place, which amalgamated with the City of Edmonton in 1962. Though residential construction began as far back as the 1930s, development continued well into the 1980s – with many of the area’s older single-family homes being replaced with multi-family residences. Overall, Canora offers Edmonton buyers a diverse array of affordable home styles and proximity to the city’s best amenities, including the North Saskatchewan River Valley and West Edmonton Mall.
Did you know? The neighbourhood was dubbed “Canora” in 1948 as a result of a contest to name a local elementary school. The winner of the contest, an eighth-grade student, named the school (and thus the surrounding community) CA-NO-RA in reference to the old Canadian Northern Railway line (the first two letters of each word): CA-NO-RA.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Canora
Low-rise apartment-style condos account for over half of all residences in Canora. Starting as low as $50,000, one-bedroom, one-bathroom units in the community offer an average of 650 square feet of living space. Though older, many apartments in the area have undergone recent upgrades and come with various amenities, including heated, underground parking, secure entry, storage lockers and more.
Other features may include:
- In-suite laundry
- High ceilings
- Private balconies
- Air conditioning
- Roomy ensuite bathrooms
- Stainless steel appliances
Duplexes account for another 30% of home styles in Canora, consisting of three bedrooms, two baths and 1,000+ square feet of living space for $250,000+. The community also features many triplexes and fourplexes, making it perfect for Edmonton real estate investors searching for affordable opportunities.
Average Listing Price in Canora: $323,925
Did you know? According to Areavibes, the cost of living and real estate prices are lower than the Edmonton average – at 5% and 27%, respectively.
Canora residents benefit from a large selection of shops and services located in the neighbourhood’s south end – these include grocers, medical services, restaurants and more. Other popular amenities within a short distance include Mayfield Common, West Point Centre, and, most notably, West Edmonton Mall.
Other nearby amenities include:
- 124th Street Market
- Depot 170 – PetSmart, Toys R Us, The Keg, Starbucks, Chapters, The Home Depot, etc.
- Edmonton Valley Zoo
- Kingsway Mall
- Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre
- Misericordia Community Hospital
- Pure Casino Yellowhead
- SmartCentres Edmonton West – Walmart, RONA, multiple restaurants, etc.
- Telus World of Science
- Terra Losa Shopping Centre – Safeway, Staples, Marshalls, etc.
- Unity Square
- And more!
Did you know? One of the largest shopping malls in the world, West Edmonton Mall features 800+ stores and services, a water park, indoor amusement park, NHL-sized skating rink, movie theatre and a casino. It also attracts over twice as many visitors as Disneyland every year.
Parks and Recreation
There are two parks in Canora as well as playgrounds, sports fields, walking trails and an active community league. The neighbourhood is also within walking distance of MacKinnon Ravine Park, providing residents with access to the greater river valley trail system. The St. Francis Xavier Sports Centre and Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre can be reached in under 10 minutes.
Additional recreational amenities in and around West Jasper Place include:
- Buena Vista Park
- Edmonton Valley Zoo
- Emily Murphy Park
- Fort Edmonton Park
- Hawrelak Park
- Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Royal Mayfair Golf Club
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
- Telus World of Science
- Whitemud Park
- Victoria Golf Course
Did you know? The Canora Community League was established in 1949 and includes tennis courts, basketball courts and a hockey rink. The league also hosts several family-friendly events throughout the year, such as art programs, craft fairs, sports initiatives and more.
There are two schools in Canora: a public elementary school and a Catholic junior high. In addition, the former Canora elementary school serves as a daycare, with other out-of-school care facilities available throughout the neighbourhood.
Designated Public Schools:
- Brightview School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Britannia School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Ross Sheppard School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- Our Lady of Peace School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Mark School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- St. Joseph School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- Edmonton Christian West School/High School
- Meadowlark Christian School
- Progressive Academy
- Stratford School
Commuting From Canora
Canora is bounded by 156th Street to the west, 107th Ave to the north, 149th Street to the east and Stony Plain Road to the south. As a result, Canora homeowners enjoy a convenient commute to both the downtown core (accessible in less than 15 minutes) and the west Anthony Henday. In addition, 149th Street also provides access to Yellowhead Trail and Whitemud Drive.
Canora is considered somewhat walkable, as some errands can be accomplished on foot. Transit in the area is also considered good, with a future stop planned for the community along the West Valley LRT line.
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