Winter storm conditions
January 15 12:00am - January 17 11:45pm, 2020
WINTER STORM UPDATE 9:00 AM Friday
-Main roads are clear. Please ensure you have winter tires, slow down and drive for conditions.
-Community shuttle buses are running.
-Ferry is running.
-Municipal Hall is open.
-Organic garbage pickup is happening today, Friday Jan 17.
We are monitoring conditions and will post here as soon as new information becomes available.
Queen of Capilano Refit
January 6 12:00am - February 20 11:00pm, 2020
From January 6 - February 20, 2020 the Queen of Capilano is undergoing a planned maintenance refit that includes engine overhauls, upgrades to electrical systems, safety and maintenance inspections and painting. During this time, the Bowen Queen, which has a lower vehicle capacity, will be providing service on the Horseshoe Bay - Bowen Island route.
If you regularly drive onto the ferry, you can expect increased delays and regular overloads. The commuter runs in the mornings and afternoons will be most affected.
Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems
January 1 - December 31, 2020
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.
Fire Danger Low
September 16, 2019 - March 31, 2020
The forest fire danger rating is currently LOW.
Read about restrictions based on fire danger rating here.
Last Updated on 2017-05-08 at 12:46 PM