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Bowen Island Travel Guide

• A WorldWeb.com Travel Guide for Bowen Island, British Columbia.
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Welcome to Bowen Island!

In stark contrast to the fast pace of Vancouver, only 19 km (12 mi) to the northwest, Bowen Island remains distinctly rural with only one village—Snug Cove. Since the early 1900s, Bowen Island has been a prime picnic destination and weekend retreat for those wishing to escape the commotion of city life. Each year, throngs of people board the ferry from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to claim a piece of the island's tranquility by walking its meadows, biking the hilly roads or paddling around its waters. At only 32 sq km (20 sq mi), the island's lakes mirror images of dense forests and mountain backdrops—also providing a plethora of adventurous pursuits. Hike to the top of Mount Gardner for a spectacular birds-eye view of the Pacific coast or hop on a tour boat and explore all the islands treasures up close.

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