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

We’ve Been in the News

You may have noticed that we (The Bownesian) have been in the news lately. It's been a bit overwhelming (in a good way!), and we thought we'd like to share with you how this happened, our perspective on what's going on with us as a store, and so far, what the results...

Singing the Praises of

Craig and I were at a Food Trade Show last week. It was hosted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers and was held in Toronto. We try to go every fall because we bring back such great ideas. One of the seminars that I attended at the most recent show was...

What’s the Deal with Locally Roasted Coffee?

I don't know if you've noticed, but there seems to be a move afoot to roast coffee locally. This coffee is sometimes marketed as "local", and of course, no one is trying to fool you into thinking that the beans were grown here; we just don't have that kind of climate...

"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've had a week full of customer requests! And what do we do when we have customer requests for certain products? We bring em in and give em try!

So here are this weeks customer requests. Come by and check em out!

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