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

Emergency Program

The Emergency Program plans for the response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters in order to help to protect the health and safety of Bowen Island residents.

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In March of 2017, Council passed Bowen Island Municipality Emergency Program Regulatory Bylaw No.428, 2016, which established an emergency program within the Municipality.  This by law outlines the responsibilities of council, the Emergency Program Committees,  and the Emergency Program Coordinator, and establishes response guidelines. 

Personal Preparedness

Preparedness begins at home! Are you prepared to look after your families needs for at least 72 hours? Visit or PreparedBC for more information and resources.

KNOW THE RISKS. MAKE A PLAN. GET A KIT. You can also download a PDF of Emergency Contact Info Cards for your Household Emergency Plan

The Bowen Island Emergency Program includes the following core volunteer programs: 

Emergency Support Services

Bowen Amateur Radio Service (BEARS)

Neighborhood Emergency Response People (NERPS)

Community AED Program

Emergency Program Reference Documents