Beach Closures

Snug Cove Beach Closed

August 16 - 23, 2018

Snug Cove Beach remains closed for swimming due to high bacteria levels.

Road Conditions

Construction on Bowen Island Trunk Road

August 9 12:00am - August 23 11:45pm, 2018

Contractors for BC Hydro will be working on underground infrastructure impacting both sides of Bowen Island Trunk Road, specifically in front of 441 and 443 Bowen Island Trunk Road, beginning August 9 and continuing for up to two weeks.

Temporary disruptions to vehicle and pedestrian traffic may be necessary during working hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm. Road access will be maintained and directed by traffic control personnel. The ferry loading lane, one eastbound and one westbound lane will remain open, and extra traffic management personnel will be on site for ferry marshalling. There will be no parking in this area until the work is completed.

Read the Construction Notice

Fire Danger

Fire Danger Extreme

August 7 - 31, 2018

The forest fire danger rating is currently EXTREME

Read about restrictions based on fire danger rating here.

Water Conservation

Stage 3 Water Restrictions

July 9 - August 6, 2018

Due to long stretches of hot, dry weather, we are recommending that all Municipal water users follow stage 3 of the Water Conservation Guidelines.

Water Conditions

Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems

January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018

The Provincial Health Officer advises all British Columbians with compromised immune systems (such as HIV, organ or bone transplants, chemotherapy or medications that suppress the immune system) to avoid drinking water from any surface water or ground water that is under the influence of surface water, unless it has been boiled, filtered, distilled or treated with UV. Bowen Island and other areas in British Columbia use surface water sources (lakes, rivers, streams). This is not a general boil-water advisory for the general public, but rather is directed only at persons with compromised immune systems.  If in doubt about your immune system status, please discuss this further with your physician.

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Last Updated on 2017-05-08 at 12:46 PM