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Quarry Park Area

Quarry Park Area Headwaters Park • Quarry Park • Athletic Park • Crownlandia • Fairy Fen DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION: poor cellphone connections Headwaters and Quarry parks protect Fiddler’s Creek and Bowen Brook respectively, and provide a north-south corridor for wildlife. There are many easy trails, within reach of harder [...]

Sandy Beach Heritage

Mannion Bay has always been at the centre of Bowen Island history. First Nations visited for millenia. One of the first homesteads was here. It was the heart of the resort culture of the 20th Century. Sandy Beach has hosted bathers for decades. Here's a presentation showing some of its colourful history, with images [...]

Cape Roger

Cape Roger Curtis Trails Time & Elevation: 45 minutes with return to start, but allow more time to visit the lighthouse, 350 ft. Difficulty: Easy Access: By car only, via Whitesails Drive from Tunstall Bay Main Attraction: Views over Georgia Strait Route: By parking on Lighthouse Lane, you can easily access [...]

Dorman Point

Dorman Point from Snug Cove Time & Elevation: One hour, 300 ft. Difficulty: Medium as the uphill is steep Access: Easy, right from the ferry terminal Main Attraction: Viewpoints Route: Take the boardwalk past Doc Morgan’s Pub and into the Bowfest Field. The trail starts ahead of you on the south [...]

Valhalla Ridge

Village Drive to Valhalla Ridge Time & Elevation: 45 minutes (one way) 950 ft. Difficulty: Medium to challenging, depending on your fitness level Access: 15 min. walk from ferry terminal to start of trail Main Attraction: An uphill grind for fit people and a lovely viewpoint Route: We suggest [...]

Golf Course Trail

Time & Elevation: One hour, 100 ft. Difficulty: Easy Access: No bus access at present; parking at the golf club Main Attraction: Varied views, access to beach and Seymour Bay Route: From the parking lot, proceed up the hill and turn left on to the trail. At writing [...]

Snug Cove Trails

Snug Cove is the heart of the Bowen Island Community. It's where the ferry arrives and departs, it's home to ten or more places to eat; the library, pub, grocery stores, pharmacy and post office all live there. And it's the jumping off point for great trails to Dorman Point, to the beaches, [...]

Evergreen Trails

Time & Elevation: 30 minutes, plus an hour if you do the variation below, 500 ft. Difficulty: Easy, except five-minute Grind Access: Bus to Evergreen Lane; parking at entrance Main Attraction: Easy access to Bowen Bay beach, well-maintained varied trail, links to other trails Route: A well-marked trail with some [...]

Killarney Lake

We make no claims about the accuracy of this map, as it is a work in progress and we have several sources of map data that don't always match. Please always let someone know where you're going, and follow safety advice. Time & Elevation: 2½ hours walking from [...]