The Town Of Bow Island

Welcomes You ...

Bow Island is a quiet town in the middle of a very diverse agricultural area. The town is surrounded by irrigated farming which encompasses a variety of different crops such as beans, potatoes, sugar beets, dill, spearmint, and a very progressive dry land farming economy.

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The Town Mascot

The Town of Bow Island is well known for the dry edible bean industry. An 18 foot high statue of the mascot, "Pinto MacBean" is located adjacent to Highway No. 3 and greets everyone coming into town.

Designed by Jane Osborne and unveiled to the public in 1992, Pinto MacBean was created to promote tourism and signifies the importance of the dry edible bean industry to the area.

Information on Jon Pinto: Jon Pinto is an artist who lives in Orlando, Florida and has worked for Walt Disney as well as similar companies. You will notice Pinto MacBean is a cartoon character who has M & M Eyes and Veggie Tale Arms and Feet. Mr. Pinto has allowed us to use the new version of Pinto MacBean for our 100th Centennial Celebration.

The “Centennial Pinto MacBean” is very popular and we have received numerous comments of how cute he is.

PLEASE FILL OUT! Thank you for your time and help in filling out our survey if you are a local Business Owner!!... Read More
PLEASE HELP US!! This link is for a  Community survey which will provide us with information about both recreation and tourism in Bow Island. We would appreciate your support in filling it out TODAY... Read More
Market in the Park  Starting - Wednesday - July 4th  5:00 pm start  at Centennial Park   
Bow Island Friday Market  Starting - Friday - July 6th  2:00 to 4:00 pm  Golden Age Centre  206 - 5th Ave E    Please contact Bev if you are interested in renting a table 403.545.6563
Water/Wastewater Operator The Town of Bow Island is a community located 65 km west of Medicine Hat on Highway #3 with a population of 2043. We are a community which is expanding and growing with the... Read More
For those registered in the 2018 Summer Games we will be holding a Pep Rally June 28th from 4:30 - 6:30pm at the Gazebo in Centennial Park.  Registration packages will be given out.   
Volunteer Fire and EMS Members  Needed By Bow Island Emergency Services  Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Town Office Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4:30 or Phone 403-545-2424