ALERT: Significant snowfall expected

Significant snowfall is occuring and expected to continue on Bowen Island. Crews are plowing and salting roads in the following order of priority:

-Main roads and bus routes
-Secondary roads, once the snow fall has stopped
-Third-priority roads, after the snow fall has stopped and all other main and secondary roads are passable

Please make room for plows. Vehicles parked on narrow roadsides make it difficult or impossible for plows to get through. There are many dead-end roads on Bowen. If a plow is unable to turn around at the end of a road, it can't clear the road.

Property owners are responsible for making sure the sidewalks next to their property are kept clear of snow and ice, to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians.

Read more about snow and ice removal

Community Recreation Plan

The Recreation and Community Services Commission is pleased to announce Council’s adoption of the Community Recreation Plan that will inform decision making for Recreation and Community Services on Bowen Island over the next 10 years.

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association defines recreation as “the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual, creative, and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community well-being. Recreation remains a fundamental human need in all ages and stages of life.”

The Community Recreation plan was built on a foundation of community input, truly making it a plan for all Bowen Islanders.  Recommendations are comprehensive, including providing the community with opportunities to enhance physical well- being, lifelong learning, social connectedness, increased community capacity, accessibility, and inclusiveness.

Bowen Island Municipality and the Recreation and Community Services Commission invite you to review the Recreation Plan and the supporting data.  We welcome public feedback and comments.We look forward to continuing to work and play with the community, striving to enrich the health and wellness of Bowen Islanders.

Read the Community Recreation Plan

Download the Community Recreation Plan (PDF)

Read the Recreation Survey Report

Download the Recreation Survey Report (PDF)

Please send your questions or comments about the plan to:

Shauna Jennings
Manager of Recreation & Community Services
Bowen Island Municipality
sjennings@bimbc.ca