Bowen Island has a long history of being a destination playground. Over the years it evolved from a resort and cottage community to be a viable year round community and satellite community of Vancouver. Over 3500 people call Bowen Island home year round, with another 1500 people relocating to Bowen Island for the summer months.
Located at the mouth of the Howe Sound, nestled between the Sunshine Coast and West Vancouver, Bowen Island offers a picturesque setting with spectacular mountain and ocean views. A network of trails through forested Crown Land, numerous public beaches, and Marinas make a popular home and destination for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. The vibrant arts community offering theatre, dance, music, visual arts and more, make it a strong cultural center.
A full list of business may be found at the Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce, but rest assured that there are many options to meet your needs on the island including: 2 grocery stores, a numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops, bakery, a variety of learning options including a Montessori School, Bowen Island Community School, the Learning Centre, and the Island Pacific School. Shops include a book store, toy shop, pet supplies, pharmacy, clothing shops, Jewelry and Artist Galleries, and a world famous Chocolatier. Bowen Island has an abundant source of health practitioners including Stone Massage Therapy , 3 Physicians, Registered Massage Therapy, Physio Therapy, Counseling just to name a few. Public services include a Post Office, RCMP detachment, BC Ambulance Station, and Volunteer Fire Department.
Just a 20 minute ferry ride from West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay, Bowen Island offers a viable option to living in the Valley, up the Sea to Sky corridor, or Richmond with a similar commute time to down town Vancouver. With that said, none of those options, offer the natural beauty or vibrant community that Bowen Island offers.
I’d be happy to provide you with further information about Bowen Island and Bowen Island Real Estate, just give me a call or drop me a line. If you are ready to come explore the Real Estate options, let me know and I will pick you up at the Ferry.