The Town Of Bow Island

Welcomes You ...

Bow Island is a quiet town in the middle of a very diverse agricultural area. The town is surrounded by irrigated farming which encompasses a variety of different crops such as beans, potatoes, sugar beets, dill, spearmint, and a very progressive dry land farming economy.

“Bow Island is a farming community at heart and proud to be part of an industry that contributes so much to Alberta’s economy.” Check out this video on You Tube!

What's Happening?


Winter Random Act of Kindness is here again!

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Bow Island makes an Impression on Future Healthcare Professionals 

WFG Arena Now Open. Click here for weekly schedule.

Arena passes available at the Arena or Town Office.


On July 3, the Troy Loney Charity Golf Classic was held at the Bow Island Golf Course in memory of Jackie Wilson. Troy Loney quoted

"I continue to be amazed at how the Bow Island community rallies around each other to support families and causes that are in need.  Over $80,000 raised in one day to support the Lodge in Jackie Wilson's memory, that is awesome!  I would personally like to thank everyone who donated their time and their resources to the Golf Classic.  You are what makes the Bow Island community special and makes me proud to say that I am from Bow Island."

Moving To Bow Island?

New Residents! On behalf of local businesses "Welcome to the Community" bags will be given out to those who register at the Town Office for utilities.

Check out Town of Bow Island Commercial!



To view information about our community click here.




MHC INVITES THE PUBLIC TO A FREE PRESIDENTS BREAKFAST Tuesday - November 25th 7:30am - 9:00am Bow Island Legion We want to hear from you on what your post-secondary workforce needs are in the... Read More
St. Michael's Supper & Auction Dec 5th, St. Michael's Gymnasium  Supper @ 5:00pm  Auction @ 7pm - Silent Auction ongoing, Live Auction 7:30pm  
Congrats to SGS Girls and Boys Volleyball teams winning 1A Zones! Good luck at Provincials this weekend!
Blues at the Bow Presents: Double Bill Featuring Tim Williams & Kirby Sewell Band Nov. 29, 8:00pm Tix at
Golden Age Club Christmas Supper & Dance  Friday November 28th - 6:30pm Music by the Pinfeathers Tickets $15.00 per Person  
Bow Island Legion Christmas Craft Sale Friday November 21st Noon - 7:00 pm Concession, Door Prize Draws
Poorhouse Players  presents "The Bachelor King" Tickets on Sale SGS Library 8:15-8:45 11:45-12:15 3:15-3:45 $10.00 Thursday Tickets  $20.00 Dinner Theater November 27/28 & 29  
Karate Lessons Canceled for  November & December
Influenza Immunization Clinics Bow Island Provincial Building Mon. Dec. 8  2-6pm Please bring your Alberta Health Care Card
Stretch Fitness Center  Extra Week added with the purchase  of a membership for the month of November. Stop in and Inquire.
Look Who's Cookin' 2014 Cookbook produced by the EDA. Great recipes made with local products! Available at the Town Office for $10
Want to win a Google Nexus Tablet? Click here to find out how!
For anyone interested there are still a few "Down Memory Lane" books available. If you would like a copy please contact the Town Office at 403-545-2522.

The Town Mascot

The Town of Bow Island is well known for the dry edible bean industry. An 18 foot high statue of the mascot, "Pinto MacBean" is located adjacent to Highway No. 3 and greets everyone coming into town.

Designed by Jane Osborne and unveiled to the public in 1992, Pinto MacBean was created to promote tourism and signifies the importance of the dry edible bean industry to the area.

Information on Jon Pinto: Jon Pinto is an artist who lives in Orlando, Florida and has worked for Walt Disney as well as similar companies. You will notice Pinto MacBean is a cartoon character who has M & M Eyes and Veggie Tale Arms and Feet. Mr. Pinto has allowed us to use the new version of Pinto MacBean for our 100th Centennial Celebration.

The “Centennial Pinto MacBean” is very popular and we have received numerous comments of how cute he is.


40 Mile Coulee Reservoir: Services the water needs of the eastern portion of the St. Mary Irrigation District.

This large mass of water supplies the area with water for farms, and the community.