Springbank is a rural community located just west of the City of Calgary, east of Highway 22, south of the Bow River and north of the rural community of Elbow Valley.
Both the Trans-Canada Highway and Lower Springbank Road(north of Hwy 8) connect Springbank to Calgary.
Springbank consists mostly of country residential acreages developed with estate homes. The adjacent rural communities of Bearspaw to the north, across the Bow River, and Elbow Valley to the south also consist mostly of country residential acreages.
Springbank is named after Springbank Creek which flows southeast into the Elbow River. The descriptive name for this creek was first applied to the MD in 1918 (M.D. of Springbank). It was first given as a school district name on July 11, 1887 because of the numerous springs breaking out of the sides of the lesser coulees all over the district. Most of the early settlers located near the springs.
Calaway Park, an outdoor family amusement park, is located in Springbank.
Golf courses in Springbank include the Pinebrook Golf Club, Glencoe Golf and Country Club, Springbank Links Golf Course and Elbow Springs Golf Course.
The Springbank Airport is located within Springbank. It was the 12th busiest airport in Canada in 2011 in terms of total aircraft movements.
Schools located in Springbank, operated by Rocky View Schools, include:
- Elbow Valley Elementary School (kindergarten to grade 4);
- Springbank Middle School (grades 5 to 8); and
- Springbank Community High School (grades 9 to 12).
The high school is located within the Springbank Park For All Seasons, which also includes an ice arena and a curling rink.
Private schools in the area are Webber Academy, Rundle College, and Edge School for Athletes.