Bowden, Alberta

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Town of Bowden
Bowden main street
Bowden main street
Flag of Bowden
Official logo of Bowden
Bowden is located in Alberta
Location of Bowden in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°55′50″N 114°01′32″W / 51.93056°N 114.02556°W / 51.93056; -114.02556Coordinates: 51°55′50″N 114°01′32″W / 51.93056°N 114.02556°W / 51.93056; -114.02556
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Red Deer County
Founded 1887
Incorporated 1981
 • Mayor Robb Stuart
 • Governing body Bowden Town Council
 • CAO Jacqui Molyneux (acting)
 • MP Bob Mills
 • MLA Victor Doerksen
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 991 m (3,251 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,241
 • Density 454.7/km2 (1,178/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T4E
Area code(s) +1-403
Website Official website

Bowden /ˈbdən/ is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Red Deer County on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, approximately 45 km (28 mi) south of Red Deer.


Nearby communities include Innisfail to the north, Caroline to the west, Huxley to the east and Olds to the south.



Bowden main street

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Bowden had a population of 1,241 living in 518 of its 545 total dwellings, a 2.6% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 1,210. With a land area of 2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 454.6/km2 (1,177.4/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

The population of the Town of Bowden according to its 2009 municipal census is 1,236.[5]

In 2006, Bowden had a population of 1,205 living in 531 dwellings, a 2.6% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 1.90 km2 (0.73 sq mi) and a population density of 635.7/km2 (1,646/sq mi).[6]


Bowden has a nine-hole golf course with a fully licensed clubhouse.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1961-1990". Environment Canada. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2009-09-15). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Bowden - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  7. ^ Heath McCoy (June 19, 2007). "Field of dreamers". Calgary Herald ( Retrieved March 28, 2015. 

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