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.


NEW Surrey Bike Rentals

Explore the pathways in Bowness Park on a Surrey Bike. Surrey Bikes have four wheels, two pedals and a single bench that can seat up to three people (plus two children in the front carrier). Sign the bikes out at the Train Ticket Booth on days the Mini-train is operational.

Surrey Bike Rental Prices

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

1/2 hour - $10

1 hour - $15