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     13$590$1295$965
Basements     23$650$1095$906
Condos     8$875$1800$1315
Duplexes     18$850$1750$1127
Houses     5$1550$3800$2329
Main Floors     13$795$1400$1092
Shared     3$450$475$458
Storages     1$250$250$250
Townhouses     12$900$1600$1168
Total Rentals     96$250$3800$1100
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Inner-City     3183$585$15000$1558
NW     1841$315$10000$1353

Closest Schools

SchoolBoardTypeAddressDistance
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.

Closest Libraries

NameAddressDistance
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

LandmarkDistance
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

Bowness Map View

Bus Routes

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Distances are estimated and community data is not guaranteed by RentFaster.ca