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


Each residential property can put out ONE can of regular garbage per collection day, and up to six cans, bags or bundles of organic refuse or yard trimmings. The fee is included in your property taxes.

If you want to put out a second can of regular garbage, you will need to purchase a second can decal from Municipal Hall.

For example, if you have a secondary suite on your property and you want to put out two cans every pickup day, you will need to purchase an annual second can decal.

If you have an occasional need to put out more than one can of regular garbage, you can purchase a single-use decal.

 Decal type  Fee
 Annual second can decal (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)  $92
 Single-use decal (no expiry)  $6

Questions about fees? Please contact Public Works