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.


We still have 2 summer jobs available: 1 in Public Works and 1 for the Visitor Information Centre.  Click on the jobs for more information.


Check out Town of Bow Island Commercial!

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.

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 4th for kids 2-9 9:30 am at Centennial Park Call 403-545-2084 for more info.  
jake's gift Veterans Appreciation Supper Thursday April 16th  Supper at 6:00 pm Performance 7:30 pm Call 403-545-2449 or 403-545-6652 for Tickets
St. Andrew's United Church  "Spring Rummage Sale" Tuesday March 24th 9:00 - 7:00​ Wednesday March 25th 9:00 - 2:00 Something for everyone!  
STRETCH FITNESS  PiYo Classes Tuesday & Thursday 12:15 - 12:45    
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
Look Who's Cookin' 2014 Cookbook produced by the EDA. Great recipes made with local products! Available at the Town Office for $10
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.