Introduction to the Heritage Trail

Introduction to the Heritage Trail

  • over one hundred people in formal wear posed in a dozen rows in front of the rainforest on Bowen Island BC

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 History Preservation Assn. and the Bowen Museum & Archives. They provide even richer detail. This tour complements their work by taking you to the places they describe. Both organizations have generously shared their resources in the making of this presentation.

Bowen Island for thousands of years was visited by First Nations, and it remains part of their traditional territory. These pages give a taste of the most recent century.

We have three map options. The printable chart (right) is based on a tourist map from 1937. The digital map, below, shows where you are, and expands to show the rest of the island. And there’s a printable version beside it. Enjoy! Begin the tour ->

An old hand drawn tourist map showing the Union Steamships resort
A map based on the bowen trails interactive map.