Calgary, AB,

The City of Calgary celebrates the opening of the Royal Vista Multi-Service Facility and Fire Station 34

Today, The City of Calgary celebrated the official opening of the Royal Vista Multi-Service Facility and Fire Station 34. The new facility is strategically located to provide fire and rescue services to the communities of Rocky Ridge and Royal Oak, and supports services provided by other stations in the surrounding communities. The facility also includes space for the Calgary Police Service, Calgary Community Standards staff, EMS and a community room that can be reserved for meetings and events.

“We are dedicated to building great neighbourhoods,” said Mayor Nenshi. “The multi-service functionality of this facility is an example of how The City is ensuring Calgarians get value for their tax dollars by ensuring facilities provide multiple services whenever possible and practical.”

The event at 16 Royal Vista Way N.W. wrapped up with a lights and sirens parade along the street and into the new apparatus bay. Community members were able to tour the new facility and meet some of the staff that will be working at the location.

“This facility is another step in our commitment to innovation and sustainability while providing key emergency services to Calgarians,” said Fire Chief Dongworth. “Royal Vista is now the second fire station to meet LEED Gold standards.”

The building has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification due to the many environmental and sustainable features incorporated into the building design and approach to construction. Some of these features include a rain garden, solar panels, green roof and an innovative water management system.

The $17 million cost of the new facility, land, fire station, required apparatus and supporting equipment was budgeted for with $10.3 million funded by The City of Calgary’s Community Recreation Levy and $6.6 million funded by the Province of Alberta’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative.