Bowness Community Overview

Bowness is a community district in west Calgary. It was an autonomous town until 1964, when it was annexed by Calgary.

The neighbourhood is bordered by the Bow River on the north and east, 16th Avenue on the south, and Stoney Trail on the west. Immediately over the river to the east lies the community of Montgomery, itself an autonomous town until Calgary annexed it in 1963.

On the northwest end of the community is one of Calgary's most popular parks, Bowness Park. The park sits between the Bow River and a lagoon, and is popular for picnics, summer sports, ice skating in the winter, and boating. It is also part of the city's large pedestrian pathway network. To the south-east, it is bordered by Edworthy Park.

Most public senior high school students from the community attend Bowness High School, which was built before the annexation. Junior high and elementary schools include Thomas B. Riley Junior High, Belevedere Parkway Elementary, Bowcroft Elementary, and R. B. Bennett Elementary (closed in 2004). There is also one K-9 Catholic school, Our Lady of the Assumption. Additionally the area is home to Bearspaw Christian School and College.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Bowness Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
1 Bowness - Forest Lawn
31 Dalhousie-University
40 Crowfoot/North Hill
422 Dalhousie-Montgomery
724 Bowness/Tuscany North

Bowness Closest LRTs

Dalhousie CTrain Station 1.56 km
Brentwood CTrain Station 2.32 km
Crowfoot CTrain Station 2.68 km
University CTrain Station 2.71 km
Banff Trail CTrain Station 3.18 km

Bowness Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     37$875$1595$989
Basements     12$725$1300$921
Condos     4$950$1150$1037
Duplexes     8$900$1550$1201
Main Floors     13$750$1600$1181
Parking Spots     1$950$950$950
Shared     2$500$550$525
Storages     2$150$300$225
Townhouses     13$950$1550$1213
Total Rentals     92$150$1600$1032

Bowness Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
Self-Realization Fellowship, Calgary 6331 Bowness Road Northwest, Calgary 0.35 km
River Valley School 3127 Bowwood Drive Northwest, Calgary 1.06 km
Bowness High School 4627 77 Street Northwest, Calgary 1.30 km
F.E. Osborne School 5315 Varsity Drive Northwest, Calgary 1.66 km
St. Vincent De Paul School 4525 49 Street Northwest, Calgary 1.89 km
Foothills Driver Education 5003 16 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 2.07 km
Early Discoveries Nursery School 305-4625 Varsity Dr NW, Calgary 2.20 km
Calgary French & International School 700 77 Street Southwest, Calgary 2.29 km
École Terre des Jeunes 3720 42 Street Northwest, Calgary 2.35 km
St. Sylvester School 7318 Silver Springs Boulevard Northwest, Calgary 2.64 km
Calgary Waldorf School 515 Cougar Ridge Drive Southwest, Calgary 2.87 km
Hope Lutheran Church 3527 Boulton Road Northwest, Calgary 3.20 km
Sir Winston Churchill High School 5220 Northland Drive Northwest, Calgary 3.46 km
Bill Dreger - nonstopGOLF 110 Point McKay Crescent Northwest, Calgary 3.68 km
West Springs School 8999 Wentworth Ave SW, Calgary 3.76 km
Foothills Academy Society 745 37 Street Northwest, Calgary 3.89 km
Westmount Charter Mid-High School 2215 Uxbridge Drive Northwest, Calgary 3.99 km
University School 3035 Utah Drive Northwest, Calgary 4.04 km
Calgary's Best Guitar Lessons 123 Edgehill Drive Northwest, Calgary 4.11 km
Music Makers 71 Crowfoot Terrace Northwest, Calgary 4.67 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Bowness Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
Bowness Library 6532 Bowness Road Northwest, Calgary 0.15 km
Bowness Branch 7930 Bowness Road Northwest, Calgary 1.15 km
Nose Hill Library 1530 Northmount Dr NW, Calgary 3.39 km
Nose Hill Branch 1540 Northmount Drive Northwest, Calgary 3.47 km
I N McKinnon Memorial Library 3512 33 Street Northwest, Calgary 3.58 km
Gallagher Library Room 180, Earth Sciences Building, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary 3.93 km
Little Free Library (The Wee Free Library) 33-35 Wimbledon Drive Southwest, Calgary 3.94 km
Taylor Family Digital Library 410 University Court Northwest, Calgary 3.95 km
Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region Room 320, 3rd Floor, University Court Northwest, Calgary 4.00 km
Bennett Jones Law Library 2500 University Drive Northwest, Calgary 4.07 km
Medical library Calgary 4.14 km
Health Sciences Library 3330 Hospital Drive Northwest Room 1450, Calgary 4.19 km
Doucette Library Education Block #370, 2500 University Drive, Calgary 4.22 km
Business Library 301 Scurfield Hall, 215 Campus Place NW, Calgary 4.32 km
Little Free Library 4411 Spruce Drive Southwest, Calgary 4.51 km
Crowfoot Library 8665 Nose Hill Drive Northwest, Calgary 4.83 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Bowness Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Children's Hospital 3.47 km
Alberta College of Arts and Design (ACAD) 6.70 km
Ambrose University College 4.73 km
Bow Valley College 10.02 km
Calgary Airport 13.22 km
Calgary Zoo 11.70 km
Chinook Centre Mall 12.61 km
City Hall 9.95 km
Cross Iron Mills 25.89 km
Deerfoot Mall 10.33 km
Devry Institute of Tech 13.84 km
Downtown Calgary 8.62 km
Foothills Hospital 4.38 km
Market Mall 2.02 km
Mount Royal University 9.17 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 14.04 km
Rocky Mountain College 3.59 km
Rockyview Hospital 12.28 km
SAIT 7.18 km
South Health Campus 28.01 km
Southcentre Mall 17.21 km
Sunridge Mall 13.95 km
University of Calgary 3.86 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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