Bowsman is a urban community in the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman within the province of Manitoba. Located 16 kilometres north of the Town of Swan River. Bowsman was originally incorporated as a village in 1949.
A surveyor by the name of J.B. Tyrell came up with the name "Bowsman" after the first man out of the bow of the boat who touched the land.
Bowsman's claim to fame is the "Biffy Burning". On New Year's Eve as part of the celebration for Canada's Centennial Year, which was 1967, the community residents burned their outhouses to celebrate the arrival of sewer service to the community. Bowsman's postal code was changed to R0L 0H0 which stands for "Roll Our Loyal Out Houses Over" in honour of this event.
Agriculture is the many economy in Bowsman. The Community offers a hotel, bar, restaurant, arena, curling Rink, library, post office, fire hall and a Kindergarten to Grade 8 School.