Grab a coffee at one of our favourite cafes, and head out for a quick walk around the marina. Drive time to the second stop is 5 minutes.
This is a local's guide to hidden gems and favourite stops on Bowen Island. With secret beaches, surprise hikes and funky shops...there's something for everyone on this trip.
- Scenic waterfront photo ops
- An easy trail with beautiful views
- A variety of cool cafes and restaurants
- A selection of funky shops & outdoor attractions
- Spots to go for a dip or stick your toes in the sand
We recommend using this itinerary between Wednesday-Sunday.
- Adventurous families
- Small groups of friends
We’ve rounded up a few options for this stop. Whether it’s a bit of shopping, eating or relaxing...the choice is yours! Drive time to the third stop is 15 minutes
Most travellers to Bowen Island don't make it to this spot. It's time to explore the great outdoors! Drive time to the fourth stop is 15 minutes.
End your day at a lovely little beach that only locals really know about. Before heading home we've recommended a few spots for you to enjoy dinner!
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Overall me and my husband enjoyed the trip with the element of surprise. Though we encountered a location problem on the last stop. We used both my cellphone and our car's gps, and it could not point us to the right direction. We ended up on a different beach and not the one specified on the stop.
My partner and I had so much fun on this trip. We made a weekend trip out of it since we had never been to Bowen Island before. I wish we would have left a little earlier for the ferry though so we could have picked up some treats at the first stop. The baked goods looked soooo good but we were running late for our ferry so we didn't have time to wait in line. Luckily there was another cafe recommendation when we got to the island. The third stop was so unique and fun!!
If you've never explored Bowen before, this is the best way to do it! We already want to go back. I wouldn't recommend going in the winter time as quite a few restaurants will be closed.