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.



What's Happening?

Check out the Recreation Facilities page for the 2014 Pool season lessons and schedule!


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?

To view information about our community click here.

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Pivot County Fair July 22-24 Entries accepted Tues. July 22 7:00-8:30 Wed. July 23 9:00-noon Viewing Wednesday 7:00-8:30 pm & Thursday 1-6pm
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
Ball Hockey Shinny Wednesday's at Western Financial Group Arena. 3:30-5:00pm. Bring your own helmet and hockey stick!
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.