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
305 BRT Bowness
422 Dalhousie-Montgomery

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     46$795$1400$987
Basements     21$749$1395$940
Condos     2$1000$1200$1100
Duplexes     14$895$1750$1282
Houses     9$1050$2980$1652
Main Floors     9$750$1198$1053
Mobiles     1$1400$1400$1400
Shared     4$450$800$600
Townhouses     15$925$1600$1184
Total Rentals     121$450$2980$1084

Bowness Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Self-Realization Fellowship, Calgary
6323 Bowness Road Northwest, Calgary
0.39 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
Aquabatics Ltd
8435 Bowfort Road Northwest #300, Calgary
1.77 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
Shouldice Arena
1515 Home Road Northwest, Calgary
2.16 km
Early Discoveries Nursery School
305-4625 Varsity Dr NW, Calgary
2.20 km
Calgary French & International School, Calgary, Canada
700 77 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.29 km
École Terre des Jeunes
3720 42 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.35 km
Aspen Hill Montessori
742 85 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.95 km
Hope Lutheran Church
3527 Boulton Road Northwest, Calgary
3.20 km
Sir Winston Churchill High School | Calgary Board of Education
5220 Northland Drive Northwest, Calgary
3.46 km
Bill Dreger - nonstopGOLF
110 Point McKay Crescent Northwest, Calgary
3.72 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
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
0.14 km
Nose Hill Library
1540 Northmount Drive Northwest, Calgary
3.39 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
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
Bennett Jones Law Library
2500 University Drive Northwest, Calgary
4.07 km
Medical library
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
4.20 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
Little Free Library
4.63 km
Crowfoot Library
8665 Nose Hill Drive Northwest, Calgary
4.83 km
Little Free Libraries
4.87 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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