Bowness Park Boathouse and Mini-Train

Ride the vintage Mini-Train or rent a boat and go for a paddle around the scenic Bowness Lagoon.

Bowness Park Boathouse

Paddle the recently upgraded Bowness Park Lagoon on a pedal boat, a canoe or a kayak. The Boathouse has a long dock that makes getting in and out of the boats easy.

T: 403.286.1182 or bowness@ucalgary.ca during operational hours.

Boat Rental Prices

Prices are per boat and include safety equipment. All rentals must be made by an 18+ year old.

Pedal boats (2 people + 1 small child in the middle maximum). 

Canoes (2 people + 1 small child in the middle maximum). 

Kayaks (1 person maximum).

Weekdays

1/2 hour - $15

1 hour - $20

2+ hours - $30

Weekends

1/2 hour - $20

1 hour - $30

2+ hours - $40

Please note: These are the only items available to rent at Bowness Park. Visit our University of Calgary location for all other gear rentals.

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. 


Bowness Park Mini-Train

The recently refurbished vintage mini-train is modelled after Canadian Pacific Railway’s luxury transcontinental passenger train, The Canadian, which was introduced in 1955. It is a favourite for kids of all ages.

T: 403.247.0683 or bowness@ucalgary.ca during operational hours.

Mini-Train Ticket Prices

Get your train tickets at the Train Ticket Booth (beside Seasons of Bowness Park restaurant).

Weekdays or Weekends

1 train ticket - $5

Family train ticket (2 adult, 2 under 16) - $10

Children under 2 ride for free.

The City of Calgary will periodically perform unscheduled maintenance to the mini-train track, and the train will not be operational during that time.


Surrey Bikes

New this fall! Surrey Bikes are four wheel bikes with two pedals. They have a single bench, and can seat up to three people plus two children in the front carrier. They can be used on the pathways, throughout Bowness Park. Bikes are offered from the train ticket window, as such they will be available on Saturdays and Sundays while we are open.

Surrey Bikes Prices

Prices are per bike and include helmets for adults. All rentals must be made by an 18+ year old.

1 hour - $15

30 minutes - $10