Hi and welcome to BowenIsland.calm!

“Every trip to Bowen is respite from the city, rejuvenating for my soul and gets me back in touch with myself.”

We hope you will find your visit to our website fun and enjoyable and will entice you to visit our idyllic island that offers so much that you simply cannot find on “the continent”, as we refer to the mainland.

Crossing our “moat”, the Salish Sea, is like entering another world, a haven of sorts. Most of our services and businesses are owner operated, ensuring they are unique in style and selection. Bowen boasts a variety of stores that you just won’t find anywhere else, yet there is something for everyone — from high fashion Cashmere knit ware produced locally to island-designed yoga clothing. From delectable Italian pastries to the best organic chocolate you’ve ever indulged in.

We offer you walks though a lush rain forest to hikes reaching breath-taking sights from the top of our mountains.. Rent a kayak for a paddle or find a lake or beach to enjoy peacefully. Play a round of golf or hop on a bus for a “tour” to the far side of the island.

Bowen is your playground. 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, Chair
Tourism Bowen Island