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Bowness, Calgary

City area: NW

Bowness is a community district in west Calgary. It was an autonomous town until 1963, when it was amalgamated 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 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.

 

Bowness is represented in the Calgary City Council by Ward 1

The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.[3]



Bowness

Bowness Real Estate

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  • 712 8604 48 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness Condo for sale : MLS®# C4219266

    Main Photo: 712 8604 48 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness Condo for sale : MLS®# C4219266
    $175,000
    Apartment
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4219266
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    873 sq. ft.
    ATTENTION investors and first-time home buyers. Here is a great opportunity to own an 873 sq./ft. 7th floor apartment located right next to Bowness park. This spacious two-bedroom unit has two good size bedrooms with renovated bath and kitchen. The large living room has views of the river valley and the downtown. There is also a large in-suite storage room with shelves. There is a laundry room on the same floor and assigned underground parking. You are minutes walk from all the amenities in the park. Go canoeing or kayaking in the summer and in the winter the lagoons are great skating. The park also offers access the Bow River and is a great place for a picnic or walk. You're also close to bus routes and close to shopping. There is a roof top deck on this floor to enjoy a quiet Sunday afternoon. The building also offers saunas, exercise room and social rooms for your enjoyment. Call today to view! More details
    Listed by OPTIMUM REALTY GROUP
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 5822 BOWWATER Crescent NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4219495

    Main Photo: 5822 BOWWATER Crescent NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4219495
    $685,000
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4219495
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,548 sq. ft.
    Amazing 1548 sq.ft. Fully Finished Bungalow offering Newly Renovated Basement (2017), Located on a Quiet Street a block away from the Bow River. Superb Location, easy access to Downtown, U of C & Alberta Children’s Hospital. This Home is on a Huge Pie Shaped Lot w/ South Facing Yard, has A/C & Zone-Heating, Double Attached Garage & Over- Sized Commercial Double Detached Garage; Heated & Insulated w/ 2 pc Bath, 220v Outlet, Work Bench & More! This 2+3 Bedrm, 2.5 Baths home includes Vaulted Ceilings in Dining Rm & Living Rm. Kitchen has Tile floors / Backsplash, Center Island, Maple Cabinets & Pantry. Living Rm has New Carpet (2018) & a Wood Burning Fireplace. Master Bedrm w/ 5 pc Ensuite includes Jetted Tub. 2nd Bedrm, 2 pc Bath & Main Floor Laundry complete this Level. Fully Renovated Basement has 3 Bedrms, Large Rec-Rm, Brand New Vinyl Plank Floors, 3 pc Bath w/ Porcelain Floor Tile, Steam Shower & Granite Counters. Newer Hot-Water Tank, Furnace & Boiler (2013). RI for Laundry More details
    Listed by RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (MOUNTAIN VIEW)
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 8902 48 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4219265

    Main Photo: 8902 48 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4219265
    $538,900
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4219265
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,122 sq. ft.
    Spectacular character three bedroom 1122 sqft bungalow a large mature treed lot backing onto beautiful Bowness Park!! Original maple floors through out the main floor, wide baseboards and an ornate claw tub are a only few of the numerous character features in this house! Upstairs also features large windows accentuating the beautiful Bowness Park views. The lower is needing some TLC but well worth the effort. Over sized single attached garage. Fantastic location only half a block from the Bow River, bike paths, short commute downtown, close to UofC, Foothills & Children's Hospitals, easy access to COP and west to the mountains! Priced to sell! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 8726A 33 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4219282

    Main Photo: 8726A 33 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4219282
    $329,900
    Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4219282
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    963 sq. ft.
    Live, rent or reno and re-sale. Fantastic location on quiet 33 Avenue but still very accessible to local amenities. Each level has two bedrooms, a 4pc bath, living/dining areas and kitchen. Appliances include two each of refrigerators, electric stoves and dishwashers. One washer, dryer. Parking in the front and rear of the property. Private back yard. Bowness is a great inner city neighbourhood with great schools, parks, sports facilities, shopping, the Bow river, Winsport ski hill and sports center. Just minutes to head west to the mountains. A great neighbourhood with great features. More details
    Listed by ROYAL LEPAGE SOLUTIONS
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 6344 BOWMONT Crescent NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4218071

    Main Photo: 6344 BOWMONT Crescent NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4218071
    $339,900
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4218071
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    884 sq. ft.
    MASSIVE LOT WITH potential RIVER VIEWS when you build a NEW HOME???? This approximately 8,200ft LOT with HOME is located on a QUIET STREET that is ELEVATED WAY ABOVE the RIVER. This area of BOWNESS was NOT flooded in 2013. This MASSIVE PROPERTY is located next to two lots with side by side duplexes on them. Potential Galore! So live in the current home or knock it down and BUILD a NEW BUILDING that can have RIVER VIEWS! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX IREALTY INNOVATIONS
    PATRICK HOSPES
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Listing information last updated on December 11, 2018 at 02:10 AM (UTC)

 

The Bow Valley, where Bowness is situated, has been occupied by native peoples since the end of the last ice age, around 10.500 years ago. Archeological evidence shows that the Nitsitapii (Blackfoot) have been in the area for over a thousand years, with StoneyCree and Tsuu T'ina peoples arriving from the sixteenth century onwards. Non-natives reached the region in the late 1700s, after which native populations began to decline rapidly, due to epidemics and the decimation of the bison herds on which they depended. In 1877, the Blackfoot, Blood, Peigan, Tsuu T'ina and Stoney First Nations signed Treaty 7, accepting to live on reserves that covered some of their traditional hunting grounds.[4]

At about the same time Treaty 7 was signed, the Dominion Land Survey was done, making it easier to lease or sell land in the west of Canada. The area which is now Bowness was leased for a while by the Cochrane Ranche Company, from 1883. It was then bought and sold several times over the next few decades. Two of these sales were important for the subsequent history of Bowness. In 1890–91 Thomas Stone and Jasper M. Richardson purchased the land. They started the Bowness Ranche and built a ranch house whose stables and barns were on an island in the river which is now Bowness Park. The name Bowness was apparently chosen by Stone, who had enjoyed visiting Bowness-on-Windermere in the English Lake District before coming to Canada.[5]

The second sale of note was in 1908, to John Hextall, an English solicitor. Calgary, just six miles to the east, was booming at the time and Hextall envisioned turning Bowness into an exclusive residential suburb “in a natural scenic setting of great beauty”.[6] In 1911, he subdivided part of the ranch, built a bridge, and got the City of Calgary to run its streetcar line across the bridge into his development, which he called Bowness Estates. In return, he donated two islands on the Bow to the City, for use as a park, now known as Bowness Park. (This arrangement is strikingly similar to one made in 1909 to develop the Glenora suburb of Edmonton.)

Despite an aggressive advertising campaign, and improvements such as the building of a golf course and club house, only a handful of lots were sold. There was a downturn in the economy and then World War I broke out in 1914, and Hextall himself died the same year. After the war, Bowness languished, although Bowness Park was extremely popular with Calgarians, who came in the thousands on the street-car. Some small farms were established and enough lots sold to justify building a school in 1932, some stores, and in 1934 a post office. Marty Wood, the famous rodeo cowboy, arrived with his family in 1940 or 1941, and attended Bowness School. His parents opened riding stables on Chinook (now 34th.) Avenue. Of note also was the use of a large field near the park, the Bowness Flying Field, as Calgary's first commercial airport. It was managed by Fred McCall, a Canadian wartime flying ace, who flew mostly sightseeing flights to Banff and around the area throughout the twenties.

Bowness began to take off again after World War II, when the government provided 48 one acre plots to returning veterans, in an area known as the Soldiers' Settlement. Schools and churches were built and in 1947 two theatres were opened to serve the growing population. In 1948, Bowness became a village. A volunteer fire brigade was formed, a fire hall built, and other public services provided. The status of town was achieved in 1952, with John Mackintosh being elected as the first mayor of the Town of Bowness.

Finally, the town of Bowness was amalgamated into the City of Calgary in 1963.[7][8]

Since Bowness was amalgamated, it has had to cope with a number of social issues. In part due to its origins as an autonomous community, Bowness is home to both wealthy and disadvantaged residents and is more socioeconomically diverse[2] than many of Calgary's newest suburban neighborhoods. This diversity has contributed to some socioeconomic problems in the community (including crime[9]). An example of this socioeconomic diversity can be seen in the difference in housing stock between the high-priced homes and properties along the Bow River, and the less expensive, former military housing just a few blocks away.

 

Like many older Calgary neighbourhoods, Bowness is experiencing gentrification with the renovation and reconstruction of some of the housing and commercial properties. For example, between 2006 and 2010 the commercial properties along "Main Street" Bowness have undergone renovation and revitalization including the Former Bowness Hotel Site (now called Hextall Place)[10] and the Bow Cycle Building.

 

Bowness is home to a number of unique annual events including the Lions Club Stampede Parade and Breakfast[11] held the first weekend of Stampede; the Tour de Bowness[12] held at the end of July; and the Harvest Fair[13] held the second weekend in September.

 

Content derived from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowness,_Calgary

 

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