Bowen Island is just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, BC.
The quiet, forested island of 52sq km/20sq mi lives up to its slogan of “Within Reach. Beyond Comparison.”
Water-lovers enjoy kayaking around Bowen Island’s sheltered bays, swimming at sandy beaches and mooring their boats at local marinas. From mighty Mount Gardner to the shores of Killarney Lake, hiking and mountain biking offer both hilly challenges and pure escapes. Bowen’s Golf course is not to be underestimated, offering narrow fairways and challenging greens. The island has 2 grocery stores, liquor store and wine shop, a butcher, 2 hairdressers, a building supply center, several restaurants, pubs, cafes, shops and galleries.