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Bowen Island is one of Vancouver's best day-trip and getaway destinations, conveniently located one hour from Downtown and a scenic 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay. Known for our stunning mountain and ocean views, our accessible forest...more
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

As visitors, we were impressed with the young staff that were pleased to offer us their help and showing maps, brochures, ferry schedules etc. Good job.

Date of experience: July 2019
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JodyL761, General Manager at Bowen Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience and feedback. I will pass on your positive comments to the summer staff. They are working hard to help visitors enjoy Bowen Island. Kind regards, Jody.

Reviewed July 25, 2019

Good information was readily available, pleasant person on duty. Well worth stopping by for maps, etc.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bdh520
JodyL761, Manager at Bowen Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope you enjoyed your visit to Bowen Island.

Reviewed July 4, 2019

I would recommend you start your stay at Bowen Island with a quick stop at the visitor center. Great information especially about hikes on the Island.and the bus/shuttle if you need it. The person at the outside booth was friendly and very knowledgable.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank debrick79
JodyL761, Manager at Bowen Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

I'm glad that we could help you enjoy your visit to Bowen Island. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We were greeted by Susan at Bowen Island information Centre who was extremely friendly and helpful. Susan took the time to chat to us and find out what we wanted from the visit whilst sharing some of her fave spots and tips with us! It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pollyr658
JodyL761, Manager at Bowen Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

We're glad that you visited the Visitor Information Centre and that Susan's suggestions helped you make the most of your visit. Thank you for sharing your experience and hopefully we'll see you again on Bowen Island.

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We spoke to two very nice ladies that were very helpful and friendly. They suggested several places to visit that we weren’t aware of. We did visit a couple of those places and we’re glad they told us.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Naturelovers10
JodyL761, Manager at Bowen Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you. We're happy to hear that our suggestions were helpful and that you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully we'll see you on Bowen Island again.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

The lady who met us at the Tourist Centre provided us with maps and good advice so we could commence our walk to Killarney Lake.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank William A
Jody L, Manager at Bowen Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Hi William. Thank you for the positive feedback and we are so glad that we could help. Hope you enjoyed the walk!

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

I was struggling to find rooms on short notice due to a family matter on Bowen. I had my mother and children, 5 of us. I called Bowen Tourism and they quickly helped me land two rooms, sent photos with options and were super helpful....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kent L
Jody L, Manager at Bowen Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback and appreciation, Kent. We're glad that we could help you. Let us know if you need any assistance in the future – we're happy to help.

Reviewed June 5, 2018

I have had the pleasure of going to Bowen Island, the fun starts when you take the ferry for the 20+ minute drive from Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island. I have taken the school bus around as it delivers people to their homes, fun drive....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Jody L, Manager at Bowen Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Hello 75claudetteg. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Bowen Island. I just want to clarify that the bus you took to Artisan Square is a community shuttle bus, #280 Bluewater, not a school bus. Anyone can take this bus and if you...More

Reviewed May 27, 2018

Very helpful lady here with good suggestions on where to go and what to do. A few local craft items for sale too.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank karen h
Jody L, Manager at Bowen Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Hello Karen, It's great to hear that the suggestions provided by the staff at the Visitor Information Centre were helpful and that you enjoyed your visit to Bowen Island. Thank you for sharing and hopefully you'll visit again.

Reviewed August 28, 2017

Took a day trip to Bowen Island with my daughter and grandkids, 10 and 14. One thing we wanted to do was find a nice sandy beach that I had visited years before but couldn't remember how to get there. We first drove through the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Darline W
Jody L, Manager at Bowen Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you, Darling W., for taking the time to share your day trip to Bowen Island. I'm glad that you had an enjoyable visit. As you discovered, all of our beaches tend to be on the pebbly side and the name Sandy Beach seems like...More

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