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Bowness is a community in the North West quadrant of the city. The community was developed in the early 1910's and consists mainly of single family homes with some multi-family units.


Without a doubt the beautiful picturesque Bowness Park is the first thing that comes to mind when talking about this community. 

This park is enjoyed year round, be it picnicking, biking and enjoying the fire pits during the summer season or ice skating on the lagoon during winter. Families come to the park prepared for a whole day outing in this beautiful relaxing park.


The community also boasts easy quick access to other natural parks such as Edworthy and Bowmont.

Residents enjoy Shouldice Pool as well as the Atheltic Park in the community.

COP (Canada Olympic Park) is right across from This neighbourhood, on the south side of 16th Avenue NW. There is always great winter and summer fun to be had at COP.


There are many homes that back right onto the river and enjoy the tranquility that the flowing water offers.

Great location right off of 16th Avenue NW (also known as Highway 1 or Trans Canada Highway).


This location provides quick easy access to downtown by going east on 16th Avenue and to the Mountains by heading west on 16th Avenue.

Direct bus service to the downtown core or to an LRT (Light Rail Transit) station.


There is local shopping all along 16th Avenue, but the community is not very far from Market Mall, one of the cities largest shopping centers.

Excellent schools in the community and surrounding neighbourhoods.



Calgary Board of Education

Elementary Beleverdere-Parkway
4631 -85th Street NW (in the community)

Elementary Bowcroft
3940 - 73rd Avenue NW (in the community)

Junior High Thomas B. Riley
3915 - 69th Street NW (in the community)

Senior High Bowness
4627 - 77th Street NW (in the community)

Calgary Catholic School District

K-6 St. Pius X
2312 - 18th Street NW (Capitol Hill)

K-9. Our Lady of Assumption
7311 - 34th Avenue NW (In the community)

7-9 Madeleine d'Houet
108 - 22nd Street NW (West Hillhurst)

Senior High St. Francis
877 Northmount Drive NW (Brentwood)

Senior High St. Mary's
111 - 18th Avenue SW (Downtown/Mission)

Population: 11,012

Owner Occupied: 51 per cent

Hospital: Foothills - 29th Street NW, just south of 16th Avenue

Vehicle Travel time to Downtown: 18 minutes

Vehicle Travel time to Airport: 30 minutes

Vehicle Travel time to Banff: 1 hour and 15 minutes

This community rated:

70 out of 100

Walk Score

From Bowness to Calgary North West