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 / Lions Park
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     50$750$1175$990
Basements     18$645$1500$974
Condos     1$1045$1045$1045
Duplexes     7$1000$1575$1195
Houses     6$1300$1900$1564
Main Floors     8$1000$1400$1221
Shared     5$400$1000$738
Townhouses     18$850$1750$1206
Total Rentals     113$400$1900$1070

Bowness Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Joseph Carlyle Designs
6604 Bowwood Drive Northwest, Calgary
0.05 km
Bowmont Community Preschool
6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary
0.27 km
Thomas B. Riley School | Calgary Board of Education
3915 69 Street Northwest, Calgary
0.32 km
Bowcroft School | Calgary Board of Education
3940 73 Street Northwest, Calgary
0.56 km
BrightPath Bowness
3711 73 Street Northwest, Calgary
0.65 km
Level Up Math Tutoring
6128 32 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
0.86 km
River Valley School
3127 Bowwood Drive Northwest, Calgary
1.06 km
Discovering Choices - Start (Bowness) Calgary Board of Education
4110 79 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.25 km
F.E. Osborne School | Calgary Board of Education
5315 Varsity Drive Northwest, Calgary
1.66 km
Christine Meikle School
3525 50 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.68 km
AQ Outdoors - Aquabatics Calgary
300-8435 Bowfort Road Northwest, Calgary
1.77 km
Kid's Play
3625 Shaganappi Trail Northwest, Calgary
2.09 km
Kinetic Coaching
4815 Vanguard Road Northwest, Calgary
2.20 km
Terrace Road School | Calgary Board of Education
2103 46 St NW, Calgary
2.33 km
Pre-Maternelle Capucine
3720 42 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.43 km
Kodaly Preliminary School
40 Patterson Hill Southwest, Calgary
2.74 km
Sir Winston Churchill High School | Calgary Board of Education
5220 Northland Drive Northwest, Calgary
3.46 km
St. Joan of Arc School
7970 Wentworth Drive Southwest, Calgary
3.66 km
Westmount Charter Mid-High School
2215 Uxbridge Drive Northwest, Calgary
3.99 km
Music Makers
71 Crowfoot Terrace Northwest, Calgary
4.68 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Bowness Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Bowness Library
6532 Bowness Road Northwest, Calgary
0.14 km
Terrace Little Free Library
4720 21 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
2.26 km
Nose Hill Library
1530 Northmount Drive Northwest, Calgary
3.39 km
I N McKinnon Memorial Library
3512 33 Street Northwest, Calgary
3.58 km
Little Book Library 39
500 Bulyea Road Northwest, Calgary
3.82 km
UC library
410 University Court Northwest, Calgary
3.89 km
Little Free Library (The Wee Free Library)
33-35 Wimbledon Drive Southwest, Calgary
3.94 km
Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region
Room 320, 3rd Floor, University Court Northwest, Calgary
3.96 km
Take a Book Leave a Book
4.00 km
Take a Book Leave a Book Little free library
5-55 Wimbledon Drive Southwest, Calgary
4.01 km
Medical library
4.14 km
Little Free Library
59 Strathroy Bay Southwest, Calgary
4.35 km
Little Free Library
4411 Spruce Drive Southwest, Calgary
4.51 km
Little Free Library
4.63 km
Crowfoot Library
8665 Nose Hill Drive Northwest, Calgary
4.82 km
Little Free Libraries
4.87 km
Little Free Library
90 Valley Ponds Crescent Northwest, Calgary
4.91 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.

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