Calgary-Buffalo is a current provincialelectoral district in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The district is one of 87 districts mandated to return a single member (MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting. Calgary-Buffalo is currently represented by NDP MLA Joe Ceci.
The riding contains a mix of corporate office towers, luxury apartment buildings, Chinatown in the north part of the riding and lower income apartments in the south along the Beltline community. The Liberals have won this riding six times, the Progressive Conservatives six, and the New Democrats twice, while the Alberta Reform Movement was represented very briefly.
Due to the nature of the riding, candidates have a tougher time running a campaign, as traditional campaign methods — i.e., placement of lawn signs, door knocking, and voter identification — have proven to be of limited usefulness.
The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary re-distribution out of parts of Calgary Centre, Calgary Victoria Park, and Calgary-West. The district has shifted boundaries many times over the years but has always covered the downtown core of Calgary.
The 2010 Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution saw significant changes to the district, losing a huge portion of land to Calgary-Currie on the west boundary when it was cut from 37 Street to 14 Street SW. The East Village neighborhood and Fort Calgary were moved into Calgary-Fort on the west side and the south boundary was pushed from 17 Avenue into Lower Mount Royal to run along approximately 19 Avenue in land that used to be in Calgary-Currie. The electoral district would have a population of 40,381 in 2010, which was 1.2% below the provincial average of 40,880.
The 2017 Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution saw Calgary-Buffalo expand East into the communities of Ramsay and Inglewood. The boundaries as adjusted would give the electoral district a population of 49,907 in 2017, 7% above the provincial average of 46,803.