Glenbow is a locality in southern Alberta, in Rocky View County located northwest of the City of Calgary and east of the Town of Cochrane on Highway 1A. It is now park of the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. The Glenbow area is immediately west of Rocky View County's Bearspaw area.
The name Glenbow is descriptive and refers to its location: it lies 'in a glen on the Bow' (Bow River). The name is a combination of two words. A Canadian Pacific Railway station was established at Glenbow in 1907. The post office operated from September 1, 1908 to October 15, 1920.
- Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 57.
- Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1992). Place Names of Alberta – Volume II, Southern Alberta, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta.
- Read, Tracey (1983). Acres and Empires – A History of the Municipal District of Rocky View, Calgary, Alberta.
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