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

The Challenge of Sustainable Packaging

The Challenge of Sustainable Packaging

We've had many queries lately as our customers become environmentally-conscious, about our commitment to sustainable packaging. We love this! Yet, it's been, and continues to be a journey to find the appropriate solutions. For example, In order to reduce waste, we...

I wonder if this is the next food trend

I wonder if this is the next food trend

Recently I started reading "The Plant Paradox" by Steven R. Gundry. In the book, Gundry presents a theory which I'll endeavor to share in a very oversimplified way. Essentially, he asserts that certain plants produce a substance called Lectin which alot of people have...

Those Elusive Shopping Carts

Those Elusive Shopping Carts

This is going to be one of those articles that only appeals to grocery store nerds.  Everything  you ever wanted to know about our shopping carts. Those of you who regularly come to the store know that we usually have a rag-tag assortment of shopping carts. It's not...

"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

For those of you that were wondering about our store hours. We're open from 9 am to 9 pm, 7 Days a week. Hope you can make it over! ...

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