Belfast consists of the communities of Mayland Heights, Belfast and Vista Heights. These three communities are located in the city’s northeast, south of the Calgary International Airport. The area offers excellent views of the Rockies and of downtown. Both the Mayland Heights and Vista Heights communities consist of both industrial and residential areas. Although the area was annexed by the city in 1910, development did not begin until the 1962. The communities contain both public and separate schools, numerous churches, restaurants and malls. There is a city-owned golf course located in the Vista Heights community, as well as a children’s golf course in the area.
The Crossroads community association is very active within the community. As a reflection of this mature neighbourhood, the community’s Fifty Plus Club is very active, engaging in tours, potlucks, and dinner theatre activities. The community also holds several fundraising bingos each year. For the younger set, the Crossroads preschool is very popular. Girl Guides, Boy Scouts and Blockwatch all make use of the community centre for meetings. Crossroads offers a number of courses as well, in activities ranging from crafts to soccer and babysitting to parent and tot time. Special events are popular in Crossroads as well, and their annual Stampede breakfast is always a big hit.
This is a well established all-around community with something for everyone.