About Us


Bow River Lodge No.1 is the first lodge established in Calgary when the city was a frontier settlement in 1884 and we initiated the creation of the Grand Lodge of Alberta in 1905.¬† Lodge Members have been Calgary’s political and business leaders for over 135 years.

Bow River is called “The Thinking Man’s Lodge” for its commitment to Masonic Education – a focus of our meetings and publications – and visitors will enjoy presentations on history, philosophy, ethics, and many more thoughtful subjects.

Download the Freemasonry in Canada Brochure


Freemasonry Today

Inside the Freemasons – View on Netflix

The Freemasons Tercentenary