Below are common questions about real estate in the Bow Valley

Where is the Bow Valley?

The Bow Valley is in the central Canadian Rockies in Alberta. It starts at Bow Glacier on the Icefields Parkway at the head of the Bow River. It continues past Lake Louise, Banff and Canmore before heading towards Calgary. While the dramatic relief of the Canadian Rockies create an obvious valley, the Bow River continues to and through Calgary, passing the Stoney Reserve and many towns along the way.

A number of parks, such as Banff National Park, help protect the wildlife and environment along the Bow River and in the Bow Valley.


What are some things to remember when buying a home?

Talk to your mortgage broker to know your budget, compare homes by having your real estate agent take you through on showings, keep a list of homes you've seen with pros and cons noted, put aside the time to sit and review the list of homes you want to see and do your due diligence, such as reviewing condo docs and taking advantage of my network of local professionals.

What are some things to remember when selling a home?

The areas around the Bow River experience major swings in conditions and temperatures from season to season, which can influence a buyer's timing and reason for viewing your home.

A few things to remember when you list your home: keep your home tidy for showings (keep the clutter to a minimum and do a thorough clean of the floors, walls and windows), be prepared for last-minute showings, shovel the snow and keep access to entry ways clear, be sure all of the lightbulbs are working and if you have a dog, be sure to have arrangements for them during showing times.