Bowness is a community district in west Calgary. It was an autonomous town until 1963 when it was amalgamated by Calgary. The neighborhood 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 amalgamated 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. The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.

Bownes's real estate ranges from lovely single-family homes on large lots, with a good selection of higher-priced waterfront properties, to older bungalows. Many of which are being nabbed up and completely renovated. There is also a selection of low-level condos and townhouses available.


Bowness homes are close to several recreation facilities, including Bowness Park, Canada Olympic Park, Bowmont Park, Edworthy Park, Baker Park and several small parks within the community. Residents can go boating and picnicking in the summer and outdoor skating in the winter and have easy access to the pathway system

The busy community association plans a number of events throughout the year. The community hall features a main room with the stage, sports fields, and outdoor rinks.

Single Family Home/ Detached

Bowcroft School Regular Public K-6
Dalhousie School Spanish Public K-4
Varsity Acres School French Public K-6
Our Lady of the Assumption School Regular Separate K-6
St. Pius X School French Separate K-6
Senator Patrick Burns School Spanish Public 5-6
Brentwood School TLC Public k-4
Captain John Palliser School Montessori Public k-6
Designated Junior High Schools
Branton School French Public 7-9
Thomas B Riley School Regular Public 7-9
Madeleine d'Houet School French Separate 7-9
Our Lady of the Assumption School Regular Separate 7-9
Senator Patrick Burns School Spanish Public 7-9
Thomas B. Riley School TLC Public 5-9
Designated High Schools
Bowness High School Regular Public 10-12
William Aberhart High School French Public 10-12
Bishop Carroll High School Regular Separate 10-12
St. Mary's High School Regular Separate 10-12
Sir Winston Churchill High School IB   10-12
William Aberhart School Spanish Public 10-12
Crescent Heights School TLC Public   9-12

Posted By:Sam