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


Many municipalities require licenses for things like operating a business or to register a pet.

At this time there are no such licenses at Bowen Island Municipality.

The Economic Development Committee is in the process of conducting a study to see if business licensing on Bowen Island would be feasible. To keep up to date on the progress of this study, please subscribe to the Business on Bowen mailing list.