Bowen Island Travel Guide
Welcome to Bowen Island!
In stark contrast to the fast pace of Vancouver, only 19 km (12 mi) to the northwest, Bowen Island remains distinctly rural with only one village—Snug Cove. Since the early 1900s, Bowen Island has been a prime picnic destination and weekend retreat for those wishing to escape the commotion of city life. Each year, throngs of people board the ferry from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to claim a piece of the island's tranquility by walking its meadows, biking the hilly roads or paddling around its waters. At only 32 sq km (20 sq mi), the island's lakes mirror images of dense forests and mountain backdrops—also providing a plethora of adventurous pursuits. Hike to the top of Mount Gardner for a spectacular birds-eye view of the Pacific coast or hop on a tour boat and explore all the islands treasures up close.
Hotels & Motels
Set on the site of the 1920s Union Steamship Company resort, these cottages are within walking distance of the ferry terminal.
Sea kayak the waters of Howe Sound and the Pasley Islands, one of B.
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Bowen Island? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- 3rd International Conference on Livestock & Nutrition
May 29 to May 30 » Bowen Island Marina