Montgomery is located in Calgary's northwest. It is primarily situated on the south slope of the Bow River Valley escarpment. The area's diverse topography includes a variety of slopes and landforms. This has led to a wide range of different housing developments, many of which offer views of the Bow River. Purchased in 1906 by James Shouldice, the community was named after his family. In 1910, he donated 100 acres along the Bow River to The City of Calgary for park space (Shouldice Athletic Park). Gradually, the community grew and came to be known as Shouldice Terrace. In 1943, some problems developed with the post office over the name, and its similarity to the town of Shouldice. After a request for a name change, the Shouldice family chose Montgomery, named after Bernard Law Montgomery of Alamein, a celebrated military leader from Great Britain who played an important role in WWI and WWII. Development of the Montgomery area dates back to the 1940s.
Montgomery was its own town prior to being annexed to The City of Calgary in 1963. Shouldice Arena and Shouldice Memorial Pool offer a variety of recreational opportunities to residents, as do the area�s green spaces and new creative playground in Shouldice Park, built in 2002 as a Days of Caring Project by the United Way and The City of Calgary.
There are two public schools in the area:
Foundations for the Future Academy - Charter, 9-12
Terrace Road Elementary School - Public
The Montgomery community is filled with people who are very proud to live here. Those of us who live here, love it. The amount of parks, river walkways, and bike paths are second-to-none. The nearby Market Mall has recently been expanded and upgraded. In addition, the new Alberta Children's Hospital is open. The community association offers this website as your gateway to a number of programs for residents, including soccer, and playgroup. Montgomery also puts on a number of special events each year including jellybean dances for kids, a winter festival, and an Octoberfest Dance.