Why Set Up Shop In Bowness?


Why would you want to open your business in Bowness?

Here are a few reasons…

Bowness is more than a century old.  It is filled with history, diversity, and natural beauty unlike any other community in Calgary.  We boast a small-town feeling in the BIG city!   In fact, our Bowness BIA (Business Improvement Area) has always been known as the “Village in the Valley”.

More and more Calgarians are finding about “our” little secret.  They’re looking for a more authentic, urban and vibrant vibe to shop, dine, stay active and do business.  Bowness is a cozy neighbourhood that is rich in character and community.  No where else in Calgary, will you find our eclectic mom-and-pop shops and one-of-a-kind restaurants.  Main Street Bowness is defined by small businesses that serve and care for our individual customers.

Along with being an established area where people can feel safe and comfortable to walk, bike and drive, Bowness main street has been acknowledged as an important participant of the City of Calgary Main Streets Project.  The City has recognized our business area as an important candidate to receive funding and increased infrastructure to enhance and revitalize our commercial and residential district.  Some of the deciding factors are supported by our ability to sustain growth and change.  The Bowness BIA has an established transit system that runs right through our corridor of businesses and our infrastructure can support increased densification…. Why wouldn’t you want to move your business here?

Bowness is OPEN for business! We have 3 new restaurants opening this summer (2016) that have amazing restauranteurs at the helm.  Come check us out.  You will be pleasantly surprised at our feeling of ownership and pride!  We Love Bowness!   You will too!