Feature Community: Bowness

Posted by Amanda Ku on Sunday, November 25th, 2018 at 2:23pm

bowness park geese duck pond

 

Bowness is a community in the West side of the city of Calgary. The neighbourhood is bordered by the Bow River to the north and east, Highway 1 (16th Avenue) and Stoney Trail. Did you know that Bowness was once a town separate from the city of Calgary? It became part of the city back in 1964. One of the most popular parks in the city of Calgary is Bowness Park for both summer and winter activities. It is a popular place for sports, picnics, mini-train, canoeing, playground for the kids, and spray park for the summer. During the winter, Bowness park is great for skating and walking along the river.

Bowness is becoming a popular place for investors seeking large lots to convert to duplexes and multi-plexes. The community of Bowness is only about 15 minutes to downtown core and buses like Route #1 and BRT #305 have direct connections to downtown. The community is adjacent to WinSport, formally Canada Olympic Park, a great place for local skiing/snowboarding winter activities, and zipline and off roading for the summer. The community is also less than 5 minutes the city of Calgary west limits via Highway 1 (16th Avenue West), a great community to be near the mountains - if you are looking for an escape to the mountains for the weekend. 

Many schools serve Bowness and neighbouring communities including: Belvedere Parkway School (K-6), Bowness High School (10-12), Bowcroft School (K-6), Thomas B. Riley School (7-9). Catholic Schools include: Our Lady of the Assumption School (K-9).

Amenities: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Sandman Hotel, Denny's Starbucks, Wendy's, Opa, Space Place Self Storage, Rona. Nearby Safeway in Montgomery. NOtaBLE Restaurant - Top Upscale Bar/Eatery Restaurant in Calgary.

 

In the North West quadrant of Calgary is the community of Bowness, which actually use to be a small town until it was annexed into Calgary in 1964. Bowness is surrounded by lots of natural beauty, bordered by the Bow River, and is home to one of Calgary’s most popular parks, Bowness Park. Bowness Park sits between the Bow River and a lagoon, where everyone can enjoy summer sports, boating, picnics, its many pathways and green spaces.

Living in Bowness is like living in a small town, close to so many amenities, lots of popular parks and is a very tight community with a lot of history. One of the great ways this community gets together is they happen to host an annual Stampede Parade and Breakfast, this event is actually in the Alberta tourism book. Just one of many things the community does that helps keep the small town vibe in such a large city.

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