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

Newcomer Guide

Welcome, Neighbour! A Newcomer Guide to Our Island is a living document produced by the Bowen Island Municipality Economic Development Committee with suggestions from community members and organizations.

Additions, updates, and corrections for our next edition are welcome. Please send your suggestions to

Links are current at the time of publication (2016).

Download the Newcomer Guide (PDF)

Welcome, Neighbour! A Newcomer Guide to Our Island and the Bowen Island Community Profile are available in print and online from the Municipality. Print-on-demand multiple copies of both publications are available for businesses and organizations at cost from the Office at Artisan Square.