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Bowen Island vacation rentals

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Guest suite · Bowen Island
Palm Retreat Suite in Snug Cove on Bowen Island
BRAND NEW and just a short (flat!) walk from the ferry in Snug Cove, the Palm Retreat Suite has everything you need for your island escape. Walk to shops, cafe's, galleries, restaurants, beaches (Pebbly Beach is just 5 minutes on foot), and trail network access points. Your experienced hostess can provide tips for cycling, walks, hikes, beaches and more, and she efforts to make your stay exceptional. High design and peaceful, but close to everything!
Nov 11 – 18
$118 per night
Guest suite · Bowen Island
Sweet Suite on Bowen, new & walk to the cove
A short walk, bike, or drive up from the ferry dock in Snug Cove, Sweet Suite is a 1 bedroom suite that is perfect for a weekend or extended stay. Kitted out with everything you'll need, it is walking distance from the shops, galleries, and restaurants that dot Snug Cove and Artisan Square. You are also steps from dozens of forest and mountain trails for hiking and biking adventures. Spend days exploring or hang out in our garden, which is also magical for kids . . .
Mar 13 – 20
$114 per night
Cabin · Bowen Island
the legendary wildwood cabins ~ CABIN 1
A well known, long time island destination within 30 minutes from Vancouver. Wildwood is a well known, long time island destination. Reminiscent of a funky, west coast beach town, Wildwood is a collection of 5 cabins tucked into the forest canopy on 5 acres. Relaxed, simple and private, the cabins are classic, rustic, log and timber units updated with industrial and reclaimed features. Nest. Explore Cabin 1, 2 and 4 listed.
Sep 17 – 24
$119 per night

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Stay near Bowen Island's top sights

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Bowen Island Pub29 locals recommend
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Bowen Island Sea Kayaking20 locals recommend
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Crippen Regional Park5 locals recommend
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Doc Morgan's Pub & Restaurant26 locals recommend
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Bowen eBikes7 locals recommend
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Copper Spirit Distillery11 locals recommend

Bowen Island bed and breakfasts

Private room · Bowen Island
The Stanley Arms B&B - Bowen Island
Feb 9 – 16
$64 per night
Private room · Steveston North
Pigeon Room
Jul 14 – 21
$51 per night
Private room · North Vancouver
Bedroom with breakfast & parking
Nov 28 – Dec 5
$59 per night
Private room · Ambleside
Dundarave great big room
Nov 8 – 15
$65 per night
Private room · Downtown Vancouver
Private Room at Guest House Coal Harbour B&B
Jun 8 – 15
$54 per night
Private room · Richmond
garden city studio room 2 12 mins from airport. Long-term and short-term rentals are available, parking is convenient, please inquire about discounted prices
May 14 – 21
$52 per night
Hotel room · Vancouver
House On Dunbar B&B
Dec 8 – 15
$88 per night
Private room · Richmond
22% Saving • 9 mins to Airport • Free Parking
Jun 19 – 26
$50 per night
Private room · Gabriola
Large Private area w/bedroom, bathroom, wet bar
Oct 13 – 20
$65 per night
Private room · Vancouver
Welcoming 1-bedroom and free parking at UBC campus
Oct 22 – 29
$145 per night
Private room · Halfmoon Bay
Spectacular Oceanfront B&B - Beachcomber Suite
Dec 17 – 24
$303 per night
Private room · Gabriola
House of Statler B+B Private entrance suite
Oct 27 – Nov 3
$54 per night

Your guide to Bowen Island

All About Bowen Island

Douglas fir-blanketed mountains, pristine beaches, and cozy wood-cladded cafes make Bowen Island feel far removed from the nearby metropolis of Vancouver, British Columbia, just a short ferry ride away. The 19-square-mile island lures travelers with its hiking trails and historic bungalows and cottages, a popular place for Vancouverites to unplug and relax for a weekend. Hop on one of the pedestrian paths, like the Pebble Beach Shore Walk, where you can get a few steps in while spotting eagles and deer. After a long day outdoors, head to Snug Cove, where you’ll find a fiercely local art scene, farm-to-table restaurants, and a handful of mom-and-pop shops selling everything from clothes to candy. For a dose of self-care, hook up with the island’s growing group of wellness practitioners, offering yoga classes and spa experiences.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bowen Island?

Due to its location in the Howe Sound, weather in the area is often overcast and rainy, so come prepared with warm layers and rain gear. Hikes through the forest can feel even more romantic with a gentle rain falling through the treeline. The mild and breezy summers are an ideal time to book rentals on Bowen Island. In August, you’ll have the chance to attend Bowfest, the island’s quirky festival, with food and drink stalls, live music, and dance performances. The weekly farmers’ market is held each Saturday from May through October. Autumn brings vibrant colors to the trees and the annual Applefest at the island orchard. The winter season is marked by holiday lights and a polar bear swim on New Year’s Day.

What are the top things to do in Bowen Island?

Crippen Regional Park

This densely forested park is home to Mount Gardner, the highest peak on the island at more than 2,300 feet. The trails leading to the summit are best suited for experienced hikers, but a handful of easier routes, including the Mount Gardner Loop Trail, that show off some of the park’s marquee features, such as Dorman Point and Killarney Lake, a popular spot for kayaking and canoeing.

Sandy Beach

Just north of the ferry terminal, you’ll find this slightly rocky public beach that’s known for its relatively shallow, calm waters that are great for swimming. There’s wheelchair and stroller access, public toilets, picnic tables, and dogs are also allowed. The best time to come here are the months of July and August.

Snug Cove

Close to where the ferries dock, Snug Cove is where you go when you’re not out exploring the island’s hiking trails and rugged beaches. The restaurants tend to be family owned and run the gamut from French bistros to elevated pub food. Local ingredients dominate the menus — mussels are big here — and most spots are equipped with large outdoor seating areas overlooking the water. Snug Cove is also home to outdoor adventure shops, where you can rent hiking gear and kayaks.