Bowen Island is in a temperate climate zone, the mildest in all of Canada. And it is in one of the mildest belts in Metro Vancouver.
Enjoy the clean air on this island — some of the freshest in all of Metro Vancouver!
If you like to garden, all sorts of plants will grow (and survive) in this climate.
Crocuses and snow drops come out of the ground in February. Vegetation is lush and green (rainfall averages between 150 and 180 centimeters per year). Trees grow high.
Snow seldom stays on the ground for long – but you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding locally at Cypress Mountain (home of some 2010 Winter Olympic sports) or Grouse Mountain — or after just a short ride you can enjoy world-class skiing or snowboarding at Whistler-Blackcomb (home of some 2010 Winter Olympic sports).
Seymour Landing at Cowan Point is in one of the mildest zones on Bowen Island. For immediate reference, see a map showing “Biogeoclimatic Zones and Total Precipiation” (PDF, 1 MB) — the Seymour Landing area is adjacent to Arbutus Bay. This map is part of the Bowen Island Information System Project Report prepared in 2000 (PDF, 10 MB).
Bowen is in a temperate climate zone, the mildest in all of Canada.