This neighbourhood is named after the 9th Earl of Dalhousie, George Ramsay, a Scottish soldier who then became governor of Nova Scotia and governor-general of British North America. Dalhousie was established in 1967.
The area provides a basic family lifestyle. The houses are mostly single-family structures and they are in located in close proximity to one's basic needs. There are nearby shopping centers as well as sports facilities. The Dalhousie Community Association, an activity center in the community, provides a place where the residents can converge and have fun.
There is also accessibility in the Dalhousie as it is next to the Northwest corridor. It is bordered by major road systems: John Laurie Blvd. in the north, Crowchild Trail to the south, Shaganappi Trail to the east, and Sacree Trail to the west. Public transportation is also not a problem as it is served by the Dalhousie Station.