Hawks Ridge by Big Lake offers endless ways for you and your family to connect with community, nature and each other. Want to get to know the neighbourhood? You’ll find answers here to some of our frequently asked questions.

If what you want to know isn’t covered below, email edmonton@anthemproperties.com, and we’ll be happy to help you find what you need! 

  • What options do I have nearby for groceries, shopping and services?

    You’ll find familiar retail chains, boutique shops and even an outdoor farmers’ market all within 15 minutes of your home in Hawks Ridge.

    • Tim Hortons and Shell gas station – 2 minutes
      • Fuel for you or your vehicle, just a few minutes south on Winterburn Road.
    • The Enjoy Centre – 5 minutes
      • This unique mixed-use retail space houses a bakery, boutique fitness studio and spa, food market, premium liquor store, restaurant and café, plus a greenhouse and garden centre.
    • Grocery stores – 10 minutes
      • Superstore, Save-On-Foods and Safeway are all within 1km of each other, just off Anthony Henday Drive and St. Albert Trail.
    • Costco – 10-15 minutes
      • The Yellowhead location is about 10 minutes east of Kinglet, and the Winterburn location is about 15 minutes south, so you can go where it’s most convenient.
    • Downtown St. Albert/Perron District – 14 minutes
      • Every Saturday during the summer, downtown St. Albert hosts the largest outdoor farmers’ market in Western Canada.
  • Will there be any commercial amenities within Hawks Ridge?

    There is no commercial development planned for inside the community of Hawks Ridge, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a residential neighbourhood without being too far from commercial amenities.  There are future commercial developments planned, which will be located on the corner of Yellowhead Trail and 215th St. Additionally, Trumpeter Way’s Retail area is under development and only a minute away.

  • How close is Hawks Ridge to other amenities in Edmonton and St. Albert?

    Drive to almost anything you need in 15 minutes or less. Hawks Ridge has quick connections to Yellowhead Trail and Anthony Henday Drive, which make it quick and easy to get to amenities near and further afield.

    • West Edmonton Mall – 15 minutes
    • Mayfield Common Shopping Centre – 15 minutes
    • Your closest golf courses:
      • Dragons Head Par 3 Golf Course – 5 minutes
      • Sandpiper Golf & Country Club – 10 minutes
      • Golf Course – 15 minutes
      • The Ranch Golf and Country Club – 15 minutes
    • Your closest recreation centres:
      • Akinsdale & Kinex Arenas – 10 minutes
      • Servus Credit Union Place – 12 minutes
    • Your closest fire station – 11-minute response time from Lewis Estates
    • Downtown Edmonton – 22 minutes
    • Edmonton International Airport – 30 minutes
  • Are there any dog parks nearby?

    Yes! The nearest off-leash dog park is Lacombe Lake Dog Park in St. Albert, which features a fenced yet open off-leash field, a doggy beach and easy paved trails that circle the lake, making it an excellent outing for pups and kids alike.

  • Where will my kids be going to school?

    The designated schools for Hawks Ridge, which include public and Catholic options, are just a short trip from home:

    • Public schools serving Hawks Ridge
      ○ Winterburn School (K-6) – 8 minutes
      ○ Michael Phair School (7-9) – 9 minutes
      ○ Jasper Place School (10-12) – 15 minutes
    • Catholic schools serving Hawks Ridge
      ○ Annunciation Catholic Elementary School – 15 minutes
      ○ Thomas More Catholic Junior High School – 20 minutes
      ○ Francis Xavier High School – 20 minutes
  • How many people will live in Hawks Ridge when the buildout is complete?

    There are 1,152 single family lots and 8.8 acres to accommodate multifamily units in Hawks Ridge.

  • What makes the Hawks Ridge community stand out?

    Hawks Ridge offers endless opportunities for you and your family to grow alongside nature without sacrificing the convenience of necessary amenities. With quick access to Yellowhead Trail and Anthony Henday, nature preserves in and around your community, and Big Lake just a few minutes north of your doorstep – experience the best of both worlds.

  • What are some of Big Lake’s most attractive features?
    • Big Lake is about 8km long, 3km across at its widest point and hosts 1,119 hectares of protected lake and wetlands.
    • You can launch a canoe or kayak on the Sturgeon River in St. Albert’s Rotary Park and paddle into Big Lake (no motors allowed).
    • 235 bird species have been recorded, including several at-risk species. Trumpeter Swans, Peregrine Falcons and Bald Eagles have been known to nest along the lake.
    • A viewing platform and walkway beside Big Lake offers a picturesque place to spot wildlife, such as moose, deer, beaver and foxes.
    • A variety of fish inhabits Big Lake and its connecting tributaries, including Northern Pike, Walleye and Sticklebacks. Limited fishing is allowed in the area as well.
  • Who maintains the neighbourhood streets, parks and green spaces?

    Anthem is in charge of neighbourhood maintenance until community construction, and Final Acceptance Certificates (FAC) are complete. After that, Anthem will turn things over to the City of Edmonton, who will maintain streets and park spaces, along with providing other essential municipal services for Hawks Ridge.

  • When will Hawks Ridge be completed?

    The last stages of community development should be complete in 2024.

  • Will my property come with fencing included?

    Some homes may have fencing included if they back onto the community’s natural environmental reserve areas. Chain link fencing will be used for yards backing on to the reserve areas. You can find more information about fencing and landscaping for your property in the Hawks Ridge Architectural Guidelines.

  • Does my property come with any trees or landscaping?

    Anthem provides the residents with a canvas to complete the landscaping around their home, with guidance from a set of professionally designed architectural guidelines. The neighbourhood landscaping includes beautiful boulevard trees throughout Hawks Ridge. There are also natural environmental reserve spaces around the community, which include mature trees and other types of greenery for you to enjoy. More information about landscaping for your property can be found in the Hawks Ridge Architectural Guidelines.