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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]



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  • 7744 46 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness Detached for sale : MLS®# A1043313

    7744 46 Avenue NW Bowness Calgary T3B 1Y2
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    $389,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A1043313
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,008 sq. ft.
    50X120 RC-2 LOT | BUNGALOW | 2 BEDROOM PLUS DEN| More details
    Listed by RE/MAX FIRST
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 3624 67 Street NW in Calgary: Bowness Semi Detached for sale : MLS®# A1043114

    3624 67 Street NW Bowness Calgary T3B 4J7
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    $284,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A1043114
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    872 sq. ft.
    Fabulous Opportunity with this Fully Developed Attached Bungalow on a Low Traffic Street in Bowness! Character Main Floor with Vaulted Ceilings, Cozy Comfortable yet Spacious Living Room and Open Dining room. The Galley Style Kitchen is Complimented with White Cabinets, and Full White Appliances Including Side by Side Fridge, Built-in Dishwasher, Built-in Microwave with the Hood Fan Vented to the Exterior! There are 3 Upper Bedrooms! Very Nicely Developed Basement, including an Enormous Great room, Large Bedroom/Den Combination, and a Full 4 Piece bathroom! Furnace was Replaced with a Mid Efficiency, had Central Air Conditioning (As Is*) Side Door Access to the basement if Private Access to the basement is required! Back Wood Deck, Poured Sidewalks and Fully Fenced! There is a Double Detached Garage that is Insulted, Dry-walled and Has Furnace! Single Sized Overhead Door Only! It would be a Perfect Woodworking Shop! Nicely Located on a Low Traffic Street across from the railway tracks, and partial Western View. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 7504 35 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness Detached for sale : MLS®# A1042603

    7504 35 Avenue NW Bowness Calgary T3B 1T5
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    $425,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A1042603
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,084 sq. ft.
    Welcome to this fantastic home in Bowness. Situated on a massive lot zoned RC-2 on a quiet street. The home is in original shape with good bones and ready for your ideas! The main floor has a good size kitchen, the dining room is right beside the kitchen for easy access. A small table could be in the kitchen as well. Nice and bright living room with hardwood floors. There is no carpet throughout the entire home. 3 bedrooms and a full 5 pc bath with 2 sinks finish off the main floor. The lower level is fully developed with an ILLEGAL suite. It has a full kitchen, living room, 2 good size bedrooms and a small room that could be used for an office, playroom or storage if needed. There are 2 sets of washer/dryers in the furnace room, 1 side by side and 1 stackable set. There are 2 hot water tanks and 1 furnace. The appliances are old and all are being sold "AS IS". There is also a double garage in the back yard that has a wall in the middle making it like 2 singles in the same garage. The amenities are nice and close, walking distance to schools, COP is just a short drive. Come and have a look!! he stalls More details
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    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 7805A 34 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness Semi Detached for sale : MLS®# A1041784

    7805A 34 Avenue NW Bowness Calgary T3B 1P2
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    $314,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A1041784
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    886 sq. ft.
    It's a beauty! Extensively upgraded 2 Storey in immaculate condition.. Bright open floor plan with laminate flooring throughout. The large living room is open to the bright upgraded kitchen and the dining area has patio doors leading to the sunny back yard. An open staircase leads to the upper level where there is a large new bathroom and 3 bedrooms...the master having a huge walk-in closet and view of C.O,P, The lower level is only partially developed but very fresh with painted staircase & walls, carpeted floor & laundry area with washer & dryer included. Recent upgrades include new shingles (2014); new windows & patio door (2015); new hot water tank (2019); new bathroom reno, new main floor lighting, new kitchen flooring & hood/fan, new deck & rear landscaping (2020): additional regular maintenance such as fresh paint, new fencing where required, furnace servicing & cleaning, etc. There is nothing left to do except just move in. One secure parking stall in the back and additional quiet street parking out front. Fabulous location - short walk to schools, bus, playground & convenience stores. Close to Bowness Park & Canada Olympic Park. Quick access to Major Shopping, University, SAIT, Hospitals & Downtown. Only a couple of minutes to the highway to the mountains. Several new retail stores and amenities currently under construction very nearby, More details
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    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 6421 30 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness Detached for sale : MLS®# A1039475

    6421 30 Avenue NW Bowness Calgary T3B 1J6
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    $400,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    A1039475
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,218 sq. ft.
    ATTENTION INVESTORS!! Investment property with 2 illegal basement suites nestled in a fabulous quiet corner of Bowness. Always easily rented. Great layout, ample parking, and good privacy for each tenant. Freshly painted and new flooring throughout in the last year. Enter the main house from the cute covered front porch. This unit features generous living and dining spaces, a gas cook top and wall oven in the kitchen. Stacking washer and dryer also included here. Off of the kitchen, there is a wonderful bright 4 season sun room leading out to a brick patio and beautiful large back yard. Two good size bedrooms and a 4 pc bath up here complete the space. The first illegal suite is accessed from the front east side of the house and features one above grade bedroom with living room, kitchen, and bathroom downstairs. The second illegal suite is accessed from the west side of the house. Super functional galley kitchen opens to a large living room and the one bedroom. Double oversized heated garage is also rented. Shared laundry room downstairs. More details
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    PATRICK HOSPES
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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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