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?

WFG Arena Now Open. Click Here for weekly schedule.

Arena passes available at the Arena or Town Office.


October 20th to October 24th, 2014

The Town of Bow Island will again assist in your fall yard clean-up.  If you wish to take advantage of this service, refuse must be securely boxed, bagged or bundled (weight limit 50 lbs each) and placed in your back lane by Monday October 20th, 2014We will not accept appliances, electronics, dirt, cement and loose tree branches. 


To reduce Landfill inputs please help by taking your grass clippings to the Town Compost site at 701-6th Ave West. Please take your plastic bags home with you.

At this time we would also request that property owners do all necessary pruning of backyard trees to allow the garbage truck clear access through the back lane.



For your added convenience during Fall Clean-up Week the Landfill will extend their hours of operation from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday October 23rd and Saturday October 25th.

The Landfill normal hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from November 1 to March 15.

Note:  Burning Permits are required; please contact Fire Chief Kelly Byam at 545-2424.

Town of Bow Island encourages residents to utilize the Lions Recycle Depot.  Papers, cardboard, tin and plastics are accepted.


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?

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Scholastic Book Fair Bow Island Elementary School October 21st & 23rd 3:30 - 7:00pm
Small Business Week Oct 19-25 Wednesday Oct 22nd Job Fair 1:00-5:00 Town Office Meeting Room #1 Thursday Oct 23rd Seminar on "HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS" Town Office Meeting Room #1 Friday October... Read More
Miley's Day Sat. Oct. 25 10am Fun Run Centennial Park Gazebo, 5pm Dinner Burdett Hall 545-6939 or BI Elementary 7:00pm Silent and Live Auction everyone welcome to Auction
United Church Fall Supper October 26/14 4:30-7:00 Legion Hall All are Welcome!
Influenza Immunization Clinics Bow Island Provincial Building Tues. Oct. 21  1-7pm Mon. Nov. 3 1-7pm Mon. Dec. 8  2-6pm Please bring your Alberta Health Care Card
Stretch Fitness Center Opening Soon!
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.