Bowness Park Calgary

8900, 48 Avenue Northwest, Calgary, AB T3B 2B2



5:00 am to 11:00 pm


About Bowness Park Calgary

Bowness park is located on land donated to the City of Calgary in 1911 by John Hextall.

In olden days, there were a number of facilities in the park including swimming pool, scenic railway, the lagoon for canoeing and boating (with a fountain and central phonograph), a large dancing pavilion, a merry-go-round, train, picnic tables and shelters, swings and teeter-totters, camping sites and cabins which could be rented by the week or month . The lagoon is used extensively for skating in the winter.

What to do at Bowness Park?

Things to do at Bowness Park Calgary

Stroll along the river trails.

Have a picnic while kids have a go at the playground.

In summer, go paddling in the lagoon.

Go skating in the lagoon or at the new ice trail or cross country skiing in winter.

You can also try out ice bikes.

Children can enjoy the train ride or can play mini golf.

Fish in the river.

Who all can go & enjoy ? – Bowness Park has something for everybody.

How to get to Bowness Park?

Bowness Park Location & Directions

Located in the neighbourhood of north-west quadrant of Calgary on the Bow River in Bowness, the park can be reached by Bike (bow river pathway), car and public transport.

The bus routes to Bowness Park with stops within half a kilometer are route 1, 407,40 & 305.

GPS : 51.095949,-114.216167. Click here or use map tab for directions.


How long will to spend in Bowness Park ?

Time required to see Bowness Park – One hour to three hours.

How much will it cost ?

Bowness SkatingBowness Park Admission & Other Charges

The park is free.

Tea House is operated by Seasons of Bowness Park.
Boat House/Skate Shop is operated by the University of Calgary Outdoor Centre.

Skating: Free

Skate Rentals: $12 for 1 hour

Ice Bike: Adult and child-sized ice bikes are available for rent at a cost of $12/half-hour or $20/hour.

Skate Aid: 1hr $8

Helmets: Free

Skate Sharpening: $10/ Pair

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Train Rides

Per Person $5
Family (2 adults, 2 kids under 18) $10
Children under 2 Free

Pedal Boats, Canoes, Kayaks Rentals

1/2 hour: $15 – $20

1 hour: $20 – $30

2+ hours: $30 – $40

When to visit Bowness Park?

Bowness Park Hours

The park hours are 5 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily.

Train Rides – Summer until Labour Day
Daily 11 am – 7:30 pm
(Last train at 7:15 pm)

Boat House: June to Labor Day: Thursdays – Sundays in June & Daily in Summer.

Skating: Winter Season

Rentals: –

December 25 – March 15*

Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm

What about Amenities, Access & Parking?

Bowness Park Picnic ShelterPlayground. Shelters. Restrooms.Picnic areas (can be booked).Fire pits and BBQ stands.Cafe.

Boat rentals

Tea Shop.

Skate rentals.

Wheel chair accessible

Free parking onsite.

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  1. Watt Cynthia

    Fantastic fabulous beautiful magical serene ….. love it 😍 !!!

    September 28, 2017 at 12:55 PM

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