An Island After Your Heart


Beautiful Bowen Island

Since the early 1900s, Bowen Island has been a favourite destination for Vancouverites looking for a quiet retreat or a place to experience the beauty of British Columbia. It’s the second largest island on Howe Sound, and the only one with car ferry service, with many of its 3,500 residents making the daily 17-minute ferry commute to Vancouver.

Snug Cove village is the island’s commercial hub, with restaurants, retail stores, medical offices, a pharmacy, a public library, a post office, museums, a credit union, an elementary school and many other useful amenities. Nearby, Artisan Square is home to artist studios and galleries, boutiques, and cafes. Crippen Regional Park offers plenty of opportunities for hiking through uniquely wonderful ecosystems.


Learn more

Take a fun and relaxing day trip from West Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island. Enjoy a scenic 17-minute ferry ride and discover Bowen Island's natural beauty and vibrant art scene. Read about Arbutus Ridge.

This video is produced by West Coast Adventures TV for Vancouver's North Shore Tourism Association. Produced and directed by Danny Sayson and hosted by Susie Lee. Historic photographs provided by Bowen Island Museum and Archives.


Enjoy beautiful aerial views of Bowen Island and Arbutus Ridge at King Edward Bay!



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