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About Bowen Island

Bowen Island is a perfect get-away for a day, a week or a month!  Having moved from Alberta 10 years ago, Carol feels Bowen Island is “like being vacation 365 days of the year”.  Come and walk your pooch through a gorgeous cedar forest… play a round of golf or kayak in the bay…. enjoy some of the BEST restaurants in the Vancouver area… visit the shops where you will meet the local artists and crafters… have a relaxing massage or spa treatment or just take a short stroll to Pebbly Beach (dog friendly) and throw a stick for your best friend!  There is so much to do… or nothing at all!  Check out

How to Get to Bowen Island

We are located just a 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.  Many of our residents commute to downtown Vancouver every day for work so you will find it a quick and easy get-away!

Once you get off the ferry….
You are going to 1153 Senator Road located in Deep Bay of Bowen Island.

By car: 
Exit the ferry and get into the right lane as soon as you can.  Just put on your signal light as the locals are used to making room!  Make your first right at the top of the hill – Miller Road.  Just past the bridge, turn right at Melmore Road.  Make your first right, which continues to be Melmore Road.  Follow that road until you get to a T-Intersection – turn Left onto Senator Road and follow to the end of the cul de sac… the house on the right!  You’re home!

By foot or bike:
Exit the ferry and take your first right BEFORE the shops and library at Cardena Drive.  Continue on Cardena Drive without turning you will reach a causeway with a lagoon on the left and the ocean on your right.  Continue walking up that path until you get to a paved road, that is Melmore Road – turn right and follow it until you get to a T-Intersection – turn Left onto Senator Road and follow to the end of the cul de sac… the house on the right!  You’re home!  Depending on your arrival time, we can greet you at the ferry!

BC Ferries Current Sailing Conditions:

BC Ferries Current Sailing Schedule:

BC Ferries Queen of Capilano Current Location:

BC Transit: 604-947-9775

Cormorant Water Taxi: 604-250-2630

English Bay Launch Water Taxi: 604 484 8497
(from Granville Island to Snug Cove)

Bowen Island Phone Book and Business Directory (Useful Phone Numbers … a fountain of information!)

Bowen Island Online Forum – Keep up to date with what’s happening on the island from special events like Dog Days and Bowfest to restaurant specials!  Check out the Classifieds… Stories of Bowen… and more at the top of the page!

Bowen Island Arts Council: Check this for galleries, theatre and more!

Bowen Island Golf Club: Check here for Golf

Bowen Island Sea Kayaking: Get out on the water!

There is so much to do… or nothing at all!
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Here is a link to the events on Bowen Island so you can start to plan your time here!

Here is a link to Bowen Island Trails!

Here is a link to Bowen Island Tours!

Here is a link to BC Ferries Experience Card that will give you a discount on ferry fares!
(the minimum amount to load your card would be $65 so you might want to do the math to see if it is worth it)

Here is link to Tourism Bowen Island!transportation/c1huc

Bowen Island Restaurants: 



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