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Welcome to Bowness ...

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bowness, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.

Bowness is 3,530 feet [1,076 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Bowness is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Bowness 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).

Area codes for Bowness: (403) & (587)<2>

Communities near Bowness ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bowness.

  • Calgary
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Airdrie
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Cochrane
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Chestermere
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestermere came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestermere
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Chestermere
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chestermere <3>
  • Bragg Creek
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg Creek
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bragg Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bragg Creek <3>
  • Cochrane Lake
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Heritage Woods
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
  • High Point Estates
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Shepard
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Huntington Hills
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bowness ...

Looking for more information about Bowness? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bowness, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bowness.

Adding Bowness to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Bowness was on a map titled Map of Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bowness.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bowness. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bowness - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.




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