The Complete Travel Guide: Bowen Island

Keats Island, Pasley Island, and Bowen Island Canada
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Look no further than Bowen Island for an experience of relaxation, culture, and enjoyment. A smaller island off the coast of Vancouver in British Columbia, this island allows you to connect with nature and disburden the stresses of reality. The quietness of Bowen Island will bring you comfort and tranquility through their beautiful accommodations, outdoor activities, and vibrant culture. Book your family trip or romantic getaway now, Bowen Island awaits!

Snug Cove, Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada aerial view
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Best Places to Stay

Alderwood Farm

Alderwood Farm is the perfect place to stay if you want a break from the real world, even just for a few days. There are the options of the Cosy Cottage, the Courtyard Suite, and the Master Suite. With beautiful views of Mount Gardner, Alderwood Farm offers more than just accommodations. There is a specialty farm shop to choose from the nourishing foods from the farm, as well as the opportunity to host your own relaxing retreat.

Bowen Island Accommodations

The Bowen Island Accommodations offer 4 choices to choose from: the Eastman Waterfront Cottage, the Lazy B Waterfront Suite, the Lazy Bowen Hideaway, and the Whole House. all four of these choices are pet friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along for the trip! These accommodations offer beautiful waterfront views and comfort that will make you never want to leave.

Libellule Cottages

Located on a hilltop on the southernmost part of Bowen Island, the Libellule Cottages are the perfect options for peace and quietness. The two choices of cottages are Stan and Ollie, where both will make you feel right at home. There are hiking trails and picturesque waterfalls nearby for during the day, and an open sky full to stars to watch from your cottage at night.

Activities for the Adventurer

Bon Chovy Fishing Charters

Book a trip with Bon Chovy Fishing Charters for an unforgettable fishing experience. A fully guided salmon fishing trip should be on your bucket list when visiting Bowen Island. The dedicated guides know the area and will ensure you have a successful trip, picking you up in Snug Cove and dropping you off once it’s over. This is a fun option for the family as well as anyone looking for an adventure!

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Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

Head north to Finisterre Island or south to Apodaca Beach and kayak along the beautiful coastlines with Bowen Island Sea Kayaking. Kayaking here is beautiful during the day, but even more beautiful for a Sunset or Full Moon Tour. Whichever you choose to book, you’re guaranteed to see to some unforgettable views.

Hiking Mount Gardner

If you’re up for more than just water adventures, hiking Mount Gardner is calling your name. Mount Gardner has over 21 kilometers of hiking trails with views you won’t want to miss. Whichever trail you choose, you’ll be able to see sights of the Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast, West and Downtown Vancouver, and the Burrard Inlet.

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Learn the Culture

Davies Heritage Orchard

William Davies, his wife Florence, and their 13 children acquired 33 acres of land surrounding Snug Cove that later became known as Davies Heritage Orchard. By visiting here, you’ll be able to get a feel of the rich history of Bowen Island along with viewing artifacts from the 1920s steamships. Bowen Heritage has done an amazing job of preserving and restoring the properties on the orchard for those to visit and admire.

Bowen Island Museum and Archives

The Bowen Island Museum and Archives’ goal is to preserve the history of Bowen Island and provide historical information to anyone interested. In 1937, a group of people were each given a district to gather information about the primary years. There are two buildings to visit that include museum displays and an archival collection of the island.

Catching Stars Gallery

Reflecting the natural beauty of Bowen Island, the Catching Stars Gallery must be on your list of places to go. From paintings and photography to jewelry and leather creations, this gallery is full of items to purchase and view.

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