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


Love the outdoors and sports? So do many of us.

Killarney Lake on Bowen Island

Hiking & trails. Bowen has kilometers and kilometers of trails of varying difficulty. Popular ones include:

  • The trail network within Crippen Regional Park, which extends from Snug Cove to Killarney Lake and includes a scenic 4-kilometre hike around Killarney Lake.
  • The trail around the Bowen Island Golf Course.
  • The waterfront trail at Cape Roger Curtis.
  • A challenging hike to the top of Mount Gardner where you’ll have spectacular views of Georgia Strait and the surrounding coastline.
Golf at Bowen's 9-hole public golf course

Golf. A nine-hole public golf course carved from a West Coast rainforest featuring magnificent views of Howe Sound. Designed by Russ Olson, it offers three sets of tee boxes and ensures a challenging and rewarding game for players of all skill levels. 3,075 yards, par 35. See more at Bowen Island Golf Club.

Sports. You can participate in, or just enjoy watching, sports such as baseball, soccer and tennis. You can participate in a variety of outdoor (and indoor) fitness and sports programs run by the Bowen Island Community Recreation.

Boating. Sailing, boating, and kayaking are popular, and are enjoyed year-round by islanders and visitors alike. Bowen’s largest marina, the Union Steamship Co. Marina (USSC), offers a first-class, year-round facility. The Bowen Island Yacht Club hosts one of the largest single-start sailing races on the West Coast, with over 100 participants annually. The Round Bowen Challenge is a 3- kilometre race around Bowen, open to kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and outriggers as solo or relay team members. Kayaks can be rented from Bowen Island Sea Kayaking.

Love the outdoors and sports? So do many of us.
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Explore Bowen’s beaches.

Beaches & water sports. Bowen has a number of publicly accessible beaches, allowing you to enjoy both rocky and sandy beaches. Swimming, diving, kayaking and paddle-boarding are popular activities. Best of all, even in the height of summer, the local beaches are known to be uncrowded, and finding a parking spot is seldom an issue.

Bike riding. Mountain and trail bike riding are allowed on many marked trails. Bowen also has its own Bike Park.

Horseback riding. Horseback riding is allowed on many marked trails. There is also an equestrian ring located within Crippen Regional Park.

Wildlife. Wherever you are on the island, you’ll be hard pressed not to enjoy seeing wildlife. Deer are abundant. Eagles, blue herons and many other birds make Bowen their home. Dolphins (sometimes seen in pods of 100+) can be spotted off the coastline and have been seen playing in the surf from the ferry! Best of all, there are no bears, cougars, skunks or raccoons to be wary of.