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 kindly shared by the Bowen Museum and Archives.

The front porch of the Bowen Museum and Archives, a small two storey wood building

Find out more about all the years that led to today at the Bowen Island Museum and Archives, near the corner of Government Road and Senior Lane. See tons of old photographs of the island at bowenislandmuseum.ca