Road Conditions

Line painting in Snug Cove

May 18, 2021 5:00am - 1:00pm

Temporary No Parking on Bowen Island Trunk Road, Cardena Drive and Dorman Road to Village Drive.
Tuesday, May 18, 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

Crews will be painting pavement markings in Snug Cove. Please take note of posted signage for parking restrictions. Parked vehicles will be towed.

Questions? Please contact Public Works at 604-947-4255 or

Water Conditions

Water main flushing

May 11 - 31, 2021

11 May 2021

Water main flushing is taking place in the Scarborough, Miller's Landing and Hummingbird neighbourhood.

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Water Conditions

Early morning leak testing in Tunstall Bay, Bluewater Park

May 10 2:00am - May 11 4:00am, 2021

Public Works will be checking municipal water mains for leaks in early morning hours to minimize disruption to water service.

Tunstall Bay

Monday, May 10. 2:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Bluewater Park

Tuesday, May 11. 2:00 AM - 4:00 AM

The water will be shut off temporarily. Residents are advised to have water for drinking and washing set aside for use during this time.

Questions? Please contact Public Works at 604-947-4255.

Road Conditions

Mt. Gardner Dock - Stairs to beach closed

May 6 8:00am - May 27 5:00pm, 2021

The stairs to the beach at Mt. Gardner docks are closed for repair. Ramp access to the dock is still available.

Water Conservation

Water conservation Stage 1

May 1 - 31, 2021

As of May 1, all Municipal water systems are at Stage 1 of the Water Conservation Guidelines.

That means limiting lawn watering, washing cars and boats with spring loaded nozzles only, and topping up pools and hot tubs only.

We hope that water users on the island will voluntarily following these guidelines.

Fire Danger

Fire Danger Moderate

April 22 10:00am - April 30 12:00am, 2021

The fire danger rating is currently MODERATE. Forest fuels are drying and there is an increased risk of surface fires starting. Carry out any forest activities with caution. NO OPEN BURNS PERMITTED. Campfires on private property only.

Trail Closure

Crippen Park - Maple Trail Closed

March 22 - December 31, 2021

The Maple Trail adjacent to the new Fire Hall site at 1045 Miller Road is closed for the duration of construction on the Fire Hall. Please use the Alder Trail as an alternative during this time.

Road Conditions

Phase 1 Multi-Use Path construction

March 9 8:00am - April 30 4:00pm, 2021

Site preparation is underway for Phase 1 of the Multi-Use Path, a new section connecting the existing path at Bowen Island Community School to Carter Road.

Grafton Road between Mt. Gardner and Carter Road will be reduced to single lane, alternating direction traffic while work is underway. Please allow up to 10 minutes wait time, and follow the instructions of traffic control personnel on-site.

Questions? Please contact Public Works at 604-947-4255 or

Water Conditions

Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems

January 1 - December 31, 2021

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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Trail Closure

Mike's Lorg Trail Closed

October 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Mike’s Lorg trail, between Buchanan Rd and Gardner Lane, has been closed until further notice due to an identified structural issue on the most westerly bridge which has been removed.

Last Updated on 2021-03-15 at 12:19 PM