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.

Town of Bow Island Holiday Hours For Town Office and Public Works Shop Monday, December 24, 2018 – CLOSED Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – CLOSED Wednesday, December 26, 2018 – CLOSED Monday, December 31... Read More
Donations of unexpired non-perishable food items, new toiletries. new scarfs, mittens and toys can be dropped off at :  ATB Financial Servus Credit Union B.I. Apple Drugstore Hospital Bow Island... Read More
***REMINDER*** Please do not shovel your snow from your property or boulevard onto the street as that will result in you receiving a $100.00 fine. Please see Bylaw 201502 for more information. 
***REMINDER*** Please remember the speed limit in the back alley is 20 km/hr.
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