Getting Around | Bowen Island

Getting Around

While you can bring your car over to the island, you don't really need it once you're here. The village and numerous trails and beaches are accessible by foot.

Bowen Island Map

Bowen Island Overview Map

You can find this and other maps in the print or online brochure, as well as at the Visitor Information Centre and a variety of stores on island. We have some more detailed and downloadable trail maps here on the website as well. Click on the map to enlarge.

Bowen Island Transit

Various areas can be accessed by Bowen Island Transit, part of TransLink. You can pay for your fare with a Compass Card, credit card or cash. The schedules can be found under 280 (Bluewater), 281 (Eagle Cliff) and 282 weekends only (Mt Gardner) on the Bowen Island Municipality’s Transportation page. The transfer you received from the Vancouver buses will work on Bowen with no extra charge. Call 604-828-4902  for more information on schedules and routes.

Bowen LIFT

Bowen LIFT is all about neighbours helping neighbours giving and getting LIFTS. We want to make it easy to rideshare on Bowen Island by connecting riders and drivers. Visit  for ways to share lifts with islanders.