Bowness is a famous residential community near the south of the Bow River. The Bowness community is found in the Northwest quadrant of Calgary. The transportation in this community is easy since it has good access to TransCanada Highway.
There are many amenities and shopping centers that Bowness has to offer such as the Bowness Park, Shouldice Park, WinSport Canada Olympic Park, and many more. The well-known Bowness Park is found in the Northwest corner of Bowness between Stoney Tr. and 85 St. N.W. It is a 74-acre urban park with a shallow lagoon at the southern edge that is great for paddle boating in the summer season and ice skating in the winter season. Bowness Park is near the Bow River and has amazing trails for biking, walking, jogging, and hiking for people who love the outdoors. This park is a good picnic site since it has beautiful scenery of nature. Bowness Park has a few park features such as tea house, boat house/skate shop/train rides, fire pits and barbeque stands, and cross-country skiing. This park is open from 5:00am to 11:00pm daily.
Shouldice Park is one of the famous attractions in Bowness. It has an Arena, Athletic & Aquatic Parks. With a 28 hectare space at the western edge of the community, it is considered as a major athletic park and is available for booking. This park has soccer and baseball fields as well as tennis courts that are ready to use for practice or for fun. It also offers picnic sites, firepits and barbeque stands, water fountains, concession stands that are open for major tournaments, and batting cages. This park is also open from 5:00am to 11:00pm. The Shouldice Aquatic Center has a dive tank, steam room, and main pool. The Aquatic Center is open from 5:30am to 9:30pm from Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30am to 8:00pm on Fridays, and 7:00am to 3:00pm from Saturday through Sunday. It is open for everyone who wants to enhance their swimming skills or just to have a fun and relaxing time at the pool. The Shouldice Arena is available from 6:00am to 12:00mn, Mondays through Sundays, from the months of October to March.
The WinSport Canada Olympic Park is also one of the famous sites since it hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics. It is now a multipurpose facility that is available all throughout the year. Some of the activities and amenities are seasonal. There are a few activities that you can enjoy in WinSport Canada Olympic Park such as mini golf, downhill skiing or snowboarding, zipline, bobsleigh or luge rides, mountain biking, skating, ski jump towers, freefall, skyline luge, and sports hall of fame.
The University of Calgary is open for students that are interested in applying for admission and learning. There are several medical services around Bowness such as The Foothills Medical Center, The Tom Baker Cancer Center, and the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The Foothills Medical Center or FMC is known to be one of the largest hospitals in Canada. Offering healthcare services to the people of Calgary. The Alberta Children’s Hospital is open for children who need medical attention and services. The Tom Baker Cancer Center specializes in treating cancer patients and has no emergency department.
Real estate around Bowness has rising interest both from locals and out of province buyers. Bowness homes for sale on the market current hold an average price of $783,696.
The Bowness community hall consists of different rooms that accommodate different activities or events. There are some activities that are held in the Main Hall such as pickleball, indoor playground, knitting circle, and ageing joyfully cafe. Pickleball is a paddles sport and is open on Mondays from 10:00am to 1:00pm and Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The indoor playground is open for little kids under the age of 6 to play in. It has toys, castles, and bouncy castles that children can play in and enjoy with other children. It is open on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 7:00pm and on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The Knitting Circle is open for people who want to start a hobby or enhance their knitting skills and is open on Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. A gathering in a small cafe can be enjoyed in Ageing Joyfully Cafe that is open on Wednesdays from 12:00nn to 2:00pm.
The Bowness Historical Association, satellite bingo, figure skating, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, and hockey are some of the activities that are held in the hall. The annual community cleanup is arranged and hosted by the Environment and Beautification Committee. Special events in each year include the Bowness Stampede Stomp that has a parade and a Stampede Breakfast that is organized by the Bowness Community Association. The arena, living room, commercial kitchen, community boardroom, main hall, and studio room are the facilities that are available for renting in the Bowness Community Hall.
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