From the cenotaph (2), proceed north along Cardena Street, until you come to the white cottages on your left (3), just past the entrance to Crippen Park. Based on 1937 map. The Seaside Cottage These two white cottages are known as the Seaside Cottages. The larger cottage was built in the early 1900s [...]
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The Bowen Island Virtual Heritage Trail Take an easy walk and peer into the past. At each stop you'll see photos of how the area looked decades ago. See if you can find traces of history around you. For in depth history, check out the websites of the Bowen Island [...]
Continue up the trail from the Causeway, which looks down onto the lagoon. At the top of the trail turn right along Melmore Road for about 50m. On the left you will see Evergreen Hall, and the Old Dorm a little beyond (7). Based on 1937 map. Evergreen Hall The hall was built [...]
From Bridal Veil Falls (8), return to Miller Road and continue south towards Snug Cove. The Bowen Museum & Archives and Higgins Cabin (9) can be seen on the right, opposite the RCMP station. Based on 1937 map. The Bowen Island Museum & Archives In 1967 the Bowen Island Museum & Archives began [...]
Retrace your steps towards the Seaside Cottages (3) and turn right, down Union Road towards the Lagoon Causeway (5).Based on 1937 map. At the Lagoon may be seen spawning salmon, various migratory birds, ducks and geese, kingfishers, herons, otters and beavers. The Causeway Proceed onto the Causeway The causeway we see today was [...]
The trail begins at the site of the old Steamer Wharf (1) which was in the area that is now occupied by Dallas Marina, the Government Wharf, BC Ferry dock and Union Steamships Marina. Begin the trail by walking onto the wooden Government Wharf, just to the north of the ferry dock. Based on [...]
Walk west from the Steamer Wharf (1) to the cenotaph (2). Across the road is the Old General Store, which is now our library. Based on 1937 map. The Union Steamship Company Store Across the street from the cenotaph is the former Union Steamship Company Store. The Union Steamship Company built its general [...]
Walk back along Melmore Road toward the top of the lagoon trail, but this time follow the road around to the right. Continue along the road to the 'T' junction. Turn left towards the main road, which is Miller Road. Turn left here onto Miller Road, and follow the sidewalk to the bridge. Based [...]
As you make your way across the causeway, look north to view the eastern shore of Mannion Bay, known as Deep Bay (6). This area was first the site of The Belevedere inn, and later an extensive resort including a large hotel, cabins and tennis courts. Based on 1937 map. Eastern shore of [...]
The Orchard Cottages (10) are a famous feature from the Union Steamships era, and Crippen Park today. Based on 1937 map. The Orchard Cottages In 1887, William Davies planted an extensive orchard of apple, cherry, peach, pear and plum trees. Later he set up wooden walled platforms covered by canvas tops among the [...]