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 Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     14$715$1500$1014
Basements     19$795$1200$954
Condos     4$1100$1400$1275
Duplexes     11$875$2200$1399
Houses     9$1495$2250$1803
Main Floors     17$995$1950$1270
Shared     2$500$600$550
Townhouses     12$995$1700$1199
Total Rentals     88$500$2250$1205
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Inner-City     2980$80$18000$1797
NW     1558$100$11500$1532

Closest Schools

Bearspaw Christian School and College Private All Grades 15001 - 69 Street NW 0.41 km
Bowcroft Elementary Public Elementary 3940 - 73rd Street NW 0.62 km
River Valley School Private Elementary 3127 Bowwood Drive NW 1.06 km
Belvedere-Parkway Elementary Public Elementary 4631 - 85th Street NW 1.96 km
Marion Carson Elementary Public Elementary 5225 Varsity Drive NW 1.97 km
Thomas B. Riley Junior High PublicJunior High 3915 - 69th Street NW 0.23 km
Our Lady of the Assumption SeparateJunior High 7311 - 34 Avenue NW 0.68 km
F.E. Osborne Junior High PublicJunior High 5315 Varsity Drive NW 1.61 km
St. Vincent de Paul SeparateJunior High 4525 - 49 Street NW 1.98 km
Montgomery Junior High PublicJunior High 2116 MacKay Road NW 2.84 km
Bowness High School PublicHigh School 4627 - 77th Street NW 1.22 km
Sir Winston Churchill High PublicHigh School 5220 Northland Drive NW 3.43 km
Sir William Van Horne High PublicHigh School 2215 Uxbridge Drive NW 3.94 km
William Aberhart High School PublicHigh School 3009 Morley Trail NW 5.04 km
Greek Community School PrivateHigh School 1 Tamarac Crescent SW 5.43 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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.

Distance to Local Landmarks

Ambrose University College 5.85 km
Calgary Airport 13.25 km
Chinook Centre Mall 12.60 km
Devry Institute of Tech 13.82 km
Downtown Calgary 8.64 km
Foothills Hospital 4.36 km
Market Mall 2.13 km
Mount Royal University 9.16 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 14.07 km
Rockyview Hospital 12.30 km
SAIT 7.17 km
South Health Campus 28.01 km
Southcentre Mall 17.19 km
Sunridge Mall 13.98 km
University of Calgary 3.88 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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Bus Routes

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