A popular vacation home location, Bowen Island offers the best of all worlds.
Its idyllic island lifestyle attracts artists, artisans and writers, in addition to a variety of professionals and students who commute to offices and schools on the nearby Vancouver mainland every day.
Home to a multitude of wildlife, from bald eagles to dolphins and whales, the island is far away from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver, yet it’s only a 20-minute ferry ridge from West Vancouver’s Horse- shoe Bay — the island is actually part of the Vancouver Regional District. The island is about six kilometres long and 12 kilometres wide and is home to 3,400 full-time residents during the winter. In the summer, the population expands to roughly 5,000.