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Bow River Pump Station – Archives and Special Collections

Bow River Pump Station Built History

Construction end: 1966

Materials: Steel framing, concrete foundation, corrugated metal veneer, riverstones

Cost: $518,550

Design: Cheriton Bolstad Engineering Consultants Ltd.

Constructed in 1966 at a cost of $518,550, the Bow River Pump Station provides water for the air conditioning systems at both the University of Calgary and the Foothills Hospital campuses. The station is located near Memorial Drive and 37th Street NW where it draws water from the Bow River at the edge of Edworthy Park and pumps it to the campuses.

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The station is a listed Historic Resource of the City of Calgary.  It is “valued as a rare example of modern style with rustic influences,” called “parkitecture”, an architectural style used in national parks across Canada.

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The Bow River Pump Station provides water for the air conditioning systems at both the University of Calgary and the Foothills Hospital campuses.