The Bownesian Grocer

Creating Community Through Food



Your Grocery Store

We pride ourselves in offering the best and freshest local food possible, sourcing unique items and constantly providing our customers with only the finest food.

We’re committed to providing our customers with a wide variety of quality items, always searching for healthy quality products to bring to our aisles.  All of our items in every department are chosen to please – with purpose.


The Bownesian Grocer. Creating community through Food.


Whether you’re looking for the freshest produce, butcher-cut meats, fresh baked bread, some fine cheese from our deli or an outstanding meal from our in-store Executive Chef, you’ll always find what you need in our well-stocked Departments.

Post Office

We are proud to offer a Parcel Pick-up service for Bowness and sell basic stamps, envelopes and flat rate pre-paid parcels for shipping in Canada.

Our Community

We are located in the beautiful NW Calgary community of Bowness.  Craig, Leann and staff always look forward to welcoming you to their place in our “village in the valley”!

The Bownesian Advantage

Earn points and get rewarded with The Bownesian’s very own Rewards Program!

What’s Cooking

Yoga. What Do You Need to Know?

Yoga. What Do You Need to Know?

By Julia MacPhee C.H.N.C., Pn1. Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant and Nutritional Coach, Certified Fitness coach and Yoga instructor.  Are you curious about yoga? Have you always wanted to try, but don’t really know where to start? Have you said: ”I can’t do...

 Mental Health and Children

 Mental Health and Children

Many children exhibit mental health concerns. More often we are seeing our young ones in distress for a variety of reasons. Some of them are simple to diagnose and can be related to sugar crashes or tiredness. Sometimes it can be more complicated. As difficult as it...

Omega 3 … Our Superstar!

Omega 3 … Our Superstar!

By Julia MacPhee C.H.N.C., Pn1, FitNutrition Consulting, Contrary to popular myth, our bodies need fat- but not any fat-the right kind of fat. Meet the super star of our new wellness department! Omega 3 supplement. Omega 3 is a type of Essential...

"Deli serves hot lunch every day and it is remarkable. Home cooked hot lunches by an amazing chef every day!


– Google Review

"I would move back to bowness just for this grocery store. Has a small town feel to it and their products are consistently high quality. The hot food items are amazing and the sweetest staff serve you up. If you're lucky they'll give you a sample of something they're cooking. Thank you for being you bowness!!"


– Google Review

"Staff always friendly, clean store great sales and always well stocked."


– Google Review

"One of the most incredibly staffed companies that I've ever come across the people will go out of your way to do anything that you asked I'm telling you if you live in the area you must shop here."


– Google Review

We are excited to bring The Alluim to The Bownesian! @alliumcalgary
Locally owned, plant-based restaurant focusing on ethical, local and creative food.
Chose from delicious, freshly made PEA hummus, vegan CAESAR dressing, beet BBQ sauce, vegan TAHINI ranch, BLACK garlic TOUM to bring home today.

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