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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) and (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 ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bow Island and not the distance as if you drove.<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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bow Island. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Bow Island ...

Official Website:

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bow Island.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bow Island:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bow Island

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

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