Bonavista Downs, located in the southeast part of Calgary, is a small triangular-shaped community bounded by Maple ridge to the north, Queensland Downs to the east and Lake Bonavista to the west. This outer suburb of Calgary has excellent access to Downtown and other areas of the City via Anderson Road, Deerfoot Trail and MacLeod Trail. Bonavista Downs residents also enjoy close proximity to the pathway and to Fish Creek Provincial Park. The area was annexed to the City in 1961 and development began to occur in 1973. The type of residential development that has been established is almost entirely single-family homes.