Riverbend is located in the southeast section of the city. Its name comes from its location near a bend in the Bow River. Riverbend is an established community with development in the area beginning in 1982. Riverbend has three distinct landscapes: floodplain, escarpment and upland plain. The area offers excellent views of both the Rocky Mountains and the wooded flood plains.
The community is conveniently located near some of Calgary’s major roadways including Glenmore Trail, Barlow Trail, and Deerfoot Trail. Riverbend residents can take advantage of easy access to the city’s pathway system as well as easy access to the Bow River. There are numerous green spaces in the community which offer recreational opportunities. Riverbend is also home to both a public and separate school.