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Bowen Island
A 20 minute ferry ride from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, Bowen Island is a beautiful residential island in the middle of Howe Sound. An ideal kayaking destination, it also makes a great day trip from Vancouver for those looking for a quiet escape from the city.

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Crippen Regional Park
Crippen Regional Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Coastal Patterns Gallery
Coastal Patterns Gallery
Owner description: Coastal Patterns Gallery on beautiful Bowen Island, BC, showcases the work of west coast artist Gregg Simpson. Each month, a different series of work is featured. Simpson has... more Owner description: Coastal Patterns Gallery on beautiful Bowen Island, BC, showcases the work of west coast artist Gregg Simpson. Each month, a different series of work is featured. Simpson has exhibited internationally and is included in several art history books. His vibrant and colorful work draws upon the traditions of surrealism and abstraction. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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Stanley Park
Stanley Park(Vancouver)
Owner description: North America's third-largest park draws eight million visitors per year, many of whom may skate or walk past you on the Seawall, a scenic, 5.5-mile path running along the water... more Owner description: North America's third-largest park draws eight million visitors per year, many of whom may skate or walk past you on the Seawall, a scenic, 5.5-mile path running along the water on the park's perimeter. It's just one of many trails among the park's 1,000 acres, which also house an aquarium, nature center and other recreational facilities. less
Attraction type: Parks
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Seawall in Vancouver
Seawall in Vancouver(Vancouver)
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Granville Island
Granville Island(Vancouver)
Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh neighborhood with quaint shops, cafes and bookstores.
Attraction type: Islands; Neighborhoods; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Snug Cafe
The Snug Cafe
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Bowen Island
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Rustique Bistro
Rustique Bistro
Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Bowen Island
Price: $2 - $18
Cuisines: French, Canadian
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Cocoa West Chocolatier
Cocoa West Chocolatier
Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Bowen Island
Price: $1 - $37
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Tuscany Pizza
Tuscany Pizza
Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Bowen Island
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Mediterranean
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Artisan Eats
Artisan Eats
Ranked #5 of 20 Restaurants in Bowen Island
Price: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian, French
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Sea Garden Bed & Breakfast
Sea Garden Bed & Breakfast
$71 - $101 (CA$95 - CA$135)
Ranked #6 of 13 Bowen Island B&B and Inns
Whitesails Lodge Bed and Breakfast
Whitesails Lodge Bed and Breakfast
$67 - $78 (CA$90 - CA$105)
Ranked #7 of 13 Bowen Island B&B and Inns
Seven Hills Bed and Breakfast
Seven Hills Bed and Breakfast
$41 - $52 (CA$55 - CA$70)
Ranked #8 of 13 Bowen Island B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Bowen Island Hideaway
Bowen Island Hideaway
$105 - $155
Ranked #2 of 13 Bowen Island B&B and Inns
Union Steamship Marine Resort
Union Steamship Marine Resort
$112 - $202 (CA$150 - CA$270)
Ardtara Luxury Cottages
Ardtara Luxury Cottages
$112 - $131 (CA$150 - CA$175)

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

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L'Hermitage Hotel
4.0 of 5
L'Hermitage Hotel
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Pinnacle Hotel At The Pier
4.0 of 5
Pinnacle Hotel At The Pier
$140 - $261
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Fairmont Pacific Rim
5.0 of 5
Fairmont Pacific Rim
$277 - $713
Ranked #2 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.