Bowen “The Happy Isle” – Pacific Yachting

Pacific Yachting's Summer Cruising Guide, July 2015

FOR MORE THAN 125 YEARS, BOWEN ISLAND HAS BUILT A REPUTATION AS A RELAXING GETAWAY FOR BOATERS AND LANDLUBBERS ALIKE. TODAY, THE MARINAS AND ATTRACTIONS MAKE IT EVEN MORE ENTICING.

We got more than we bargained for on our latest trip to Bowen Island’s Snug Cove. What we were expecting was the usual laid back ambiance of this small historic port at the mouth of Howe Sound. What we received was vintage yachts, classic cars, period fashion shows, an elaborate tea party, music on the dock, and plenty of island history thanks to Bowen Island Steamship Days. In addition, we were treated to a tour of the Bowen Island Golf Club and managed to enjoy several fine restaurants along theway. By the end of our two-day stay, we decided Bowen Island still deserves ‘The Happy Isle’ moniker it received in its early 1900s Union Steamship days…

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By John Lund & Marianne Van Toor, Photos by John Lund.