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 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     33$695$1800$936
Basements     21$649$1100$842
Condos     7$890$1365$1124
Duplexes     14$825$1550$1160
Houses     2$1600$1650$1625
Main Floors     16$800$1500$1183
Mobiles     1$1575$1575$1575
Shared     5$400$750$540
Townhouses     18$895$1400$1107
Total Rentals     117$400$1800$1017
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Inner-City     3110$185$15000$1454
NW     1890$100$8000$1322

Bowness Closest Schools

Bowcroft School Public Elementary 3940 73 St NW 0.60 km
Our Lady of the Assumption School Separate All Grades 7311 34 Avenue Northwest 0.68 km
Marion Carson School Public Elementary 5225 Varsity Dr NW 1.69 km
St. Vincent de Paul School Separate All Grades 4525 - 49 Street NW 1.98 km
Belvedere Parkway School Public Elementary 4631 85 St NW 2.01 km
Thomas B. Riley School PublicJunior High 3915 69 St NW 0.32 km
F.E. Osborne School PublicJunior High 5315 Varsity Dr NW 1.68 km
H.D. Cartwright School PublicJunior High 5500 Dalhart Rd NW 3.32 km
Simon Fraser School PublicJunior High 5215 33 St NW 3.53 km
Senator Patrick Burns School PublicJunior High 2155 Chilcotin Rd NW 4.86 km
START Outreach PublicHigh School 4110 79 Street NW 1.25 km
Bowness High School PublicHigh School 4627 77 St NW 1.30 km
Sir Winston Churchill High School PublicHigh School 5220 Northland Dr NW 3.35 km
William Aberhart High School PublicHigh School 3009 Morley Trail NW 4.94 km
Robert Thirsk High School PublicHigh School 8777 Nose Hill Drive NW Calgary AB T3G 5T3 4.97 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Bowness Closest Libraries

Bowness Branch 7930 Bowness Road NW1.18 km
Nose Hill Branch 1530 Northmount Drive NW3.36 km
Crowfoot Branch 8665 Nose Hill Drive4.92 km
Shaganappi Branch 3415 8th Avenue SW5.82 km
Louise Riley Branch 1904 14 Avenue NW6.08 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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