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Bowness Community Background

bowness-community-logoBowness is located in Calgary’s northwest.  It lies along the south bank of the Bow River Valley, directly below the bluffs of Silver Springs.  At one time, the area was owned by James Hextall, an enterprising Englishman who planned to develop the area into an exclusive bedroom community.  Hextall’s original ranch house was located in Bowness Park.  In 1911, he donated some land to Calgary, including the Bowness Park and a three span steel bridge.  In return, Calgary extended street car access to the area.  Population growth was slow and it was not until 1964 that Bowness was annexed to Calgary.  There are a number of schools in the area, including Bowness High School.  Nearby Shouldice Pool and Athletic Park, Bowness Park, Edworthy Park, Bowmont Park and the city’s pathway system offer recreational opportunities for residents.

Bowness has recently undergone a number of changes.  Their new area redevelopment plan (ARP) has led to new flags, cobblestone walks, landscaping and hanging flowers.  This sprucing up has attracted a number of new businesses to the area, and the community association is actively involved in continuing this redevelopment, while ensuring that the community retains its distinct flavour.

Bowness Community Association

bowness-community-associationThe Bowness Community Association was established in 1963 and is located at 7904 – 43 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB inside the Bowness Community Association and Arena. The Association is governed and operated by a volunteer Board of Directors, several resident committee volunteers, and last but not least, the Community Association staff.

The community hall consists of a huge main room with a stage, indoor and outdoor rinks, meeting rooms and playing fields.  A number of groups and activities make use of the hall, including the Bowness Historical Association, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, satellite bingo, figure skating and hockey.  The community Environment and Beautification Committee orchestrates the annual community cleanup.  The Bowness community association also hosts a number of special events each year, most notably the annual Bowness Stampede Stomp, which includes a parade and Stampede Breakfast.


Bowness; a vibrant, engaged, sustainable, community of choice.


To serve Bowness, building a stronger community for all by respecting the history, diversity and natural beauty of Bowness. To provide a gathering place and hub of information. To create connections through recreational, educational, social and cultural opportunities. To foster an environment of collaboration and respect with all stakeholders.


Integrity – demonstrating honesty, transparency and ethical decision making.

Inclusivity & Volunteerism – recognizing, respecting, collaborating with all community members regardless of affiliation or status.

Safety – promoting a safe, welcoming community while promoting the health and well-being of all residents.

Sustainability – responsible use and management environmental, economic and social resources.

Creativity – giving voice and providing a supportive environment for new and innovative ideas.


Bowness Community Association

Address: 7904 – 43 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 4P9
Phone: (403) 288-8300
Email: iheartbowness@mybowness.com
Website: mybowness.com



  • Belvedere-Parkway School – K – Gr 6 – 4631 – 85 Street NW, Calgary AB T3B 2R8
  • Bowcroft School Regular & German bilingual – K – Gr 6 – 3940 – 73 Street NW, Calgary AB T3B 2L9
  • Thomas B. Riley School – Gr 5 – 9 – 3915 69 St NW Calgary, AB T3B 2J9
  • Bowness Senior High School – 4627 – 77 Street NW Calgary AB T3B 2N6
  • Our Lady of Assumption School – K – Gr 9 – 7311 34 Ave NWCalgary, AB T3B 1N5
  • St Francis High School – 877 Northmount Drive NW Calgary AB T2L 0A3
  • St Mary’s High School – 111 18 Avenue SW Calgary AB T2S 0B8

Recreational Amenities

Skating Rink – indoor
Sports/Play Fields

Close to:
Bowness Park
Shouldice Park
Canada Olympic Park



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