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?

On June 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."


Check out the re-vamped website for the Bow Island/Burdett & District Chamber of Commerce.

Please call for information on Bow Island Land Inventory.

Moving To Bow Island?

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Meat Pie Luncheon sponsored by the Auxiliary to the BI Health Centre Golden Age Centre Tues. Sept. 23 11:30am-1:00pm Cost $12 per person Take out order available Call 545-2992 day of luncheon
Stretch Fitness Center Opening Soon!
Ladies Night Out! Wed Oct. 1 Golden Age Centre 7pm "3 times the Style" a little black dress event Doors open at 6:30. Proceeds go to the Kidz Zone at the Library. Tickets are $20 and available at the... Read More
Bow Island Farmers Market Golden Age Centre Friday's 2:30 - 4:30 pm Everyone Welcome Farmers Market Book a table Contact Bev @ 545-6563
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.