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Bow Island, Alberta

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Welcome to Bow Island ...

A typical abbreviation for Bow Island: Bow Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Bow Island had a population of 1,790 people.<1>

The town of Bow Island is 2,590 feet [789 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Bow Island is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Bow Island lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Bow Island: (403) & (587)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Bow Island had a population of 1,790 people.

The population of Bow Island represents 0.05% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 89th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 1,790 people, the population of Bow Island increased 5.05% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 1,704 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bow Island.

Communities near Bow Island ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bow Island and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2006
Altorado - Historic   [Map]   ---   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Burdett   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hays   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Juno   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Bow Island.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bow Island. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bow Island:

Websites for Bow Island ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bow Island ...

Looking for more information about Bow Island? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bow Island, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bow Island.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bow Island. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Bow Island were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bow Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Bow Island.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Bow Island. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bow Island) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bow Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bow Island

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bow Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8667, Longitude: -111.3667     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bow Island.


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