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nature & culture

Best of Bowen

visit the island’s most popular destinations

Duration: approximately 4 hours
Walking Distance: approximately 5 km
Difficulty: moderate. Mostly groomed trails with a couple of short, steep hills that we’ll take slowly.
Start: Snug Cove – Visitor Info Centre
End: Artisan Square
$65 adults
$55 seniors and students
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Surrounded by awe-inspiring nature, majestic mountain vistas, and blue waterways, known for its friendly hospitality, relaxed lifestyle and small-town charm, Bowen Island is one of Vancouver’s best day-trip and getaway destinations. Conveniently located less than one hour from the heart of the city, once you’re here you’ll feel like you are a world away.

Join us for an authentic West Coast island adventure. Our Best of Bowen tour visits the island’s most popular destinations – Snug Cove, picturesque Killarney Lake and Artisan Square. Along the way you’ll experience the island’s lush temperate rainforest as we meander through the trees on groomed trails. You’ll learn a bit about Bowen’s fun past as a seaside resort. And you’ll be introduced to the island’s many features, amenities and visitor services. We hope you’ll join us for a truly memorable excursion on beautiful Bowen, Vancouver’s island neighbour.

Things you should know:

  • Please wear good walking shoes, such as runners, as you will be walking on mixed and uneven surfaces, trails with roots, rocks, and potentially other tripping hazards.
  • Tours run rain or shine so please wear appropriate clothing. It is really quite lovely to walk in a forest when it is raining, as long as you are dressed for it.
  • This tour does not include food or drinks. Please bring water and snacks with you. You can purchase items in Snug Cove before we start or at Artisan Square, our final destination.