“Every trip to Bowen is respite from the city, rejuvenating for my soul and gets me back in touch with myself.”
We hope you’ll find our website informative and helpful and that you’ll be enticed to visit our idyllic island soon. Bowen Island is the doable Gulf Island, easily accessible from Vancouver for a day trip or a relaxing multi-day getaway. The Lonely Planet describes Bowen Island as “one of the best days out you can have from Vancouver.”
Crossing our “moat”, the Salish Sea, is like entering another world, a haven of sorts. All of our services and businesses are owner operated, therefore ensuring unique offerings and selection. Bowen boasts a variety of boutiques that you won’t find anywhere else, yet there is something for everyone — from high-fashion cashmere knitware produced locally to island-designed yoga clothing. From delectable pastries to the best organic chocolate you’ve ever indulged in.
Bowen Island offers you walks though a lush temperate rainforest to hikes reaching breath-taking sights from the top of Mt. Gardner. Rent a kayak to explore Howe Sound or relax lakeside listening to the quiet sounds of nature. Play a round of golf or hop on a bus for a “trip” to the far side of the island.
Bowen is a four-season destination, a peaceful respite anytime of year, offering autumn-colour walks, cozy fireside stays in the winter, and early blossoms in the spring. Visit us for a day or weekend. Rent a cabin for a week or, if you’re really lucky… move here for a totally different and wonderful lifestyle.
We hope you’ll enjoy your visit… enjoy your stay… and come back often.
Murray Atherton, Ambassador
Tourism Bowen Island