Explore life & real estate options on Bowen Island, B.C.

BOWEN NEIGHBORHOODS

Map-Location-Bowen-IslandBowen — Vancouver’s Neighborhood Island

Very few islands worldwide enjoy the benefit of being located within such an easy commuting distance to one of the most beautiful cities in this world. At the entrance to English Bay, flanked by West Vancouver & Vancouver, Bowen Island is as close to the City’s cosmopolitan energy and amenities as many suburbs.

Yet the instant you step off the ferry onto Bowen, you enter another world. Your shoulders relax. You breathe more freely. People smile and talk to one another. They even say hello to strangers. There are no big box stores. Not much traffic except at the ferry. People walk or cycle a lot. There are no streetlights or traffic lights – at night just plenty of stars. No break-ins, no gangs. No crime to speak of. It’s safe.

Bowen Island is as close to Vancouver's cosmopolitan energy and amenities as many suburbs.
In the time it takes many {suburban} dwellers to reach the city, I’m in a tiny island community, surrounded by thick forest ... the island looks like one of the most liveable parts of the world’s most liveable city. (Craig Platt)

Map-Bowen-Island-NeighborhoodsBowen Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods are sprinkled around the island, each with its own characteristics. Listed below are the larger neighborhoods on Bowen (there are a number of smaller neighborhoods not listed here).

Snug Cove. The geographical heart of the island. Where the ferry docks. Where many shops, businesses, restaurants & cafes, bank, Municipal hall, police & ambulance stations, public school, medical office, library and museum are located. Served by municipal water & sewer.

CATES HILL. On the hillside overlooking Snug Cove. Plus acreage “inland” properties. Village enjoys views of Howe Sound and the North Shore mountains. Network of trails and roads within walking distance of Snug Cove. Acreage properties developed and sold from 1988 to 1999. Cates Hill Village started in 1999. Served by municipal water & sewer. Underground hydro/tel/cable. Cates Hill Village is in its final phaseclick here for more information.

Queen Charlotte Heights & Valhalla. Ocean front + hillside neighborhood with many properties having views of West Vancouver and Vancouver. Mainly developed in 1960s to 1990s. Served by municipal water. Septic fields (common + individual).

COWAN POINT (including Seymour Landing). Lakeside, hillside, ocean front neighborhood on Bowen’s south side. Original neighborhood at Seymour Bay/Pointe Cowan in 1920s. Residential acreage lots around Josephine Lake developed in early 1990s. Since 1999, most of the remaining lands have been under development by Bowen Island Properties. 9-hole public golf course with perimeter trail since 2005. Plans include an inn at Seymour Bay plus future passenger ferry service to downtown Vancouver. Served by community water system with the most complete filtration and treatment of any community water system on Bowen. Community sewer for Seymour Landing area, otherwise septic fields. Mix of overhead & underground hydro/tel/cable. For general information about Seymour Landing at Cowan Point, click here. For information about our new waterfront development at Seymour Shores, click here.

Fairweather. Ocean front strata, mostly summer homes. South facing. Views of Vancouver, Strait of Georgia, Vancouver Island. House construction started in 1980s. Served by community water. Community septic field.

Cape Roger Curtis. 10-acre properties on Bowen’s south and west side. Oceanfront + inland. Views of Strait of Georgia, Vancouver Island, Pasley Islands, Sunshine Coast. House construction started recently. Drilled wells. Septic fields.

Tunstall Bay. Ocean front + hillside + inland. Neighborhood clubhouse + swimming pool. Views of Strait of Georgia, Vancouver Island, Pasley Islands, Sunshine Coast. Mainly developed in 1960s to 1980s. Served by municipal water. Septic fields.

Sealeigh Park + Bowen Bay. Ocean front + hillside + inland. Views of Strait of Georgia, Vancouver Island, Pasley Islands, Gibsons. Mainly developed in 1970s to 1990s. Served by Municipal water + wells + community systems. Septic fields (common + individual).

Bluewater + King Edward Bay. Ocean front + hillside. Views of Strait of Georgia, Vancouver Island, Pasley Islands, Gibsons. Bluewater Park mainly developed in 1970s to 1990s. King Edward Bay under development since 2007. Served by Municipal water. Septic fields (common + individual)

Galbraith Bay + Grafton Bay + Mt. Gardner. Ocean front + hillside + inland. North facing. Views of Gibsons, Collingwood Channel, Gambier Island. Mainly developed in 1930s to 1990s. Wells/creeks. Septic fields.

Hood Point + Hood Point West. Ocean front + hillside. North + east facing. Community tennis courts. Views of Gibsons, Collingwood Channel, Gambier Island, Howe Sound, North Shore mountains. House construction from 1920s to present. Served by Municipal water + community water system. Septic fields.

Eagle Cliff + Scarborough. Ocean front + hillside + inland. East facing with views of Howe Sound and North Shore mountains. Mainly developed in 1940s to 1990s. Served by Municipal water + wells. Septic fields.

Miller’s Landing + Deep Bay. Ocean front + hillside + inland. East facing with views of Howe Sound, North Shore mountains, West Vancouver, Vancouver. Mainly developed in 1930s to 2000s. Served by Municipal water. Septic fields.

Note: Prices and descriptions of real estate on this website are subject to change without prior notice. E&OE.

Neighborhoods are sprinkled around Bowen Island, giving you many choices for where you'd like to live.