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

Public Safety

If you are experiencing an emergency and need police, fire or an ambulance please call 9-1-1.

Fire Department

Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Department

Non-emergency: 604-947-9324


RCMP Bowen Island Detachment

Non-emergency: 604-947-0516

The RCMP may not be on shift when you call, please be prepared for a delay in response.

Roads and Water Emergencies

For after-hours emergencies (4:30 pm to 8:30 am) please call 604-834-0770

This includes any issue that requires a work crew's attention outside of regular hours, such as:

  • water or sewer main breaks
  • dangerous debris or fallen trees on a street
  • damaging potholes

Emergency Program

Down or Damaged Power Lines

If you come across a downed or damaged power line, always assume it is live and dangerous. Stay back at least 10 metres (the length of a bus) and dial 911 to report it.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers is an international organization dedicated to helping keep our communities safer. They do this by providing a mechanism where citizens can provide tips related to crimes in a completely anonymous way. Crime Stoppers encourages tips by providing cash rewards for tips that lead to convictions. Rewards are also handled in a completely anonymous way. The police are never informed of the tipster's identity.

Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers is the local chapter responsible for the management of the program in the Sea to Sky corridor of BC. This includes Bowen Island, Lions Bay, Furry Creek, Britannia Beach, Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton. It is a volunteer run organization that passes leads on to local RCMP.

The Crime Stoppers tip line, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), is staffed by trained personnel who receive, process and pass on tip information to the appropriate agency to investigate. See or visit their Facebook page: @SeaToSkyCrimeStoppers and Twitter page: @SeatoSkyCS