Beautiful Bowen Island, 45 min from Vancouver

Beautiful Bowen Island, 45 min from Vancouver




Apr 2015

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home


Our house by the sea is on a Gulf Island on the west coast. It’s a perfect place to relax to island life, with easy day trips to Vancouver or Whistler. It's less than an hour to Vancouver (including a 20 minute ferry ride), so you can enjoy all the city has to offer, and then retreat to the tranquility and beauty of ocean, mountains and trees. We are perfectly situated on the side of the island with the village and ferry dock, so we are a 10 minute walk to the ocean, swimming beaches, all the shops, restaurants and the ferry.

Bowen Island is known for it’s network of trails, through temperate rainforest with old growth trees. It offers the best day-kayaking on the South Coast, hiking (level terrain or mountains with spectacular views of the surrounding islands and ocean), a great golf course, swimming the many beaches, paddle boarding, tennis, boating, sailing and whale watching from nearby Horseshoe Bay.

The village has gourmet restaurants that have often been written about by Vancouver magazines:

You can see more photos of Bowen at my website:

The local tourism office has great information and a 3 minute video showcasing the island:

And from Tourism BC:

Our house has 3 bedrooms and a den. The open concept ground floor with living room, dining area and kitchen has large picture windows and sliding glass doors to take in the fabulous view. All 3 bedrooms are on the second floor, all with views towards the ocean and mountains. There are two full bathrooms, both with baths and showers. The large deck offers a place to lounge and dine outside. There is a tranquil garden area with seating that’s full of flowers and fruit trees. In the back is a grass yard for kids to play, including a large netted trampoline.

Use of our 2015 Volkswagen Jetta during your stay is possible.

Thanks for looking, and please let us know if you're interested in seeing this part of the world!



More about us

  1. We're a couple with two children, 13 and 16.

  2. We are both biologists.

  3. We love nature, travel and time with family.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Tuscany Restaurant with wood fire baked pizzas and other delicious fare. The Rustique Bistro has savoury and sweet crepes, a great patio by the ferry, and gourmet dinner offerings. Artisan Eats has great breakfasts and lunche, as does The Snug Coffee Shop by the ferry.
Cool bars
Having a drink or meal on the deck of Doc Morgan's Fish and Chips is a must! The view is fabulous.
Cozy cafés
The Snug Coffee Shop, Artisan Eats and others.
Retail therapy
There are several lovely clothing shops in the village.
Bit of culture
Numerous galleries can be found in Artisan Square, just a 10 minute walk from our house.
Walks in the park
Bowen Island is known for its amazing trail network. From giant old growth trees and an rainforest under storey blanket of ferns, to stunning wild coastline walks. You can walk around a beautiful lake or hike a mountain for views of ocean and islands and mountain ranges that will take your breath away.
Spot of exercise
Kayaking, hiking, swimming on a multitude of beaches, paddle boarding, gyms, tennis, golf and more.
Day tripping
Vancouver is so close, half the island residents commute there for work every day. Whistler is 2 hours away and many people make it a day trip. There are lots of attractions in the Greater Vancouver region that make for great day trips.

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