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.

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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.

Canada's 150 Birthday  Pool Party When: July 1st 1-5pm Where: Bow Island Swimming Pool What: An Outdoor Celebration of Canada's 150 Birthday Swimming, Freezies, Bouncy Castle, Bouncy Obstacle Course... Read More
Canada Day Celebration  July 1st Free Family Swim/Jumpy Castle 1-5 at the Bow Island Pool Free BBQ, cake & activities at Centennial Park 6-8 pm Outdoor Movie at Centennial Park *9pm/dusk  Bring... Read More
Census 2017 "Stand up & be Counted" May 24th - June 30th
Class of 2017 Congratulations
Volunteer Fire and EMS Members  Needed By Bow Island Emergency Services  Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Town Office Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4:30 or Phone 403-545-2424