Bowness Park Rentals Hours / Location

We operate the Boathouse, Skate Shop and Mini-Train.

For park hours, facilities, or cookhouse bookings, go to The City of Calgary - Bowness Park

Winter Ski & Skate Shop hours

2022–2023

Winter rentals open for the season Friday, December 23.

Winter: December 23–March (TBC)

December 23 – January 2*
Daily: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

December 25*
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

January 6 – Mid March*
Friday: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Skate rentals end 30 minutes before closing to allow for returns. 

Ice Bikes are only available on Saturdays and Sundays, last rental: 5:30 p.m.

(all hours are subject to change without notice)

*Weather permitting.

The Outdoor Centre is fully committed to the health, safety and well-being of our team, our clientele and the general public.

Bowness rentals will remain closed if the temperature is forecast to be -20 or below, or if the windchill is forecast to feel like -25 or below.

Summer Boathouse & Rental Kiosk hours

2022 summer rentals are closed for the season

Rent canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats at the Boathouse.

Purchase Mini-Train Tickets and rent Surrey Bikes at the Rental Kiosk. First Train: 11 a.m. Last Train: 6:45 p.m.

Click here for prices.

Spring: May 20 – June 26

Fridays: 2 – 8 p.m. (last rental 7:15 pm)
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last rental 7:15 p.m.)

Summer: July and August 

Daily: 10 a.m.– 8 p.m. (last rental 7:15 pm)

Fall: September 30

Fridays: 2 – 8 p.m. (last rental 7:15 pm)
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last rental 7:15 p.m.)

The dates and hours of operation are weather dependent. In the event of a severe weather warning or poor weather, all boats will be called off the lagoon for the safety of our customers, and the boathouse will close. 

Boat rentals end 30 minutes before closing to allow for returns. 


Questions?

E: bowness@ucalgary.ca during operational hours.

T: 403-220-7430 during operational hours.


Bowness Park

Location

The Boathouse, Mini-Train and Skate Shop are located near the park entrance, close to the west side of the lagoon.

8900 48 Ave NW Calgary, AB T3B 2B2

Parking

There is free parking at the facility. 

City of Calgary Bowness Park Parking Map