Did you know that Lake Bonavista was the first community in Canada to be built around a man-made lake? Lake Bonavista in southeast Calgary is known for its endless options of outdoor activities thanks to its 52-acre man-made lake providing fun all year round. The community also borders fish creek to the south, also contributing to its outdoor elements. With it's close access to Macleod Trail and Anderson Road, commuting and getting in and out of the community is a breeze, and makes for really close access to Southcentre Mall and the multitude of other shops scattered in and near Lake Bonavista. There are quite a few schooling options in the community such as Lake Bonavista school, Andrew Sibbald school Sam Livingston school, Nickle Public Junior High St. Boniface Catholic Elementary and St. Bonaventure Catholic Junior High just to name a few.