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Cabin 4 is situated at the end of the property next to the YogaLoft. If you want to go to yoga class during your stay and can’t get there, we’d love to hear your excuse. Wildwood is a well known, long time island destination. Reminiscent of a funky, west coast beach town, Wildwood is a collection of 5 cabins tucked into the forest canopy on 5 acres. Relaxed, simple and private, the cabins are classic, rustic, log and timber units updated with industrial and reclaimed features. Nest. Explore
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- Bowen Island
Eagle Cliff is on the east side of Bowen Island facing north shore mountains and Horaeshoe Bay. Our home is 7 minutes drive from Snug Cove towards Hood Point and is situated 80ft above the waters edge. We are on the 281 bus route. Walking trains interlace the community with access to the beach close by. Relaxing beautiful views of nature and many eagles from this suite.
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OCEANFRONT & MOUNTAIN VIEWS w/ HOT TUB Cypress Mountain Suite - one of our favourites - the huge windows provide sweeping views of Cypress Mountain & the Howe Sound. The suite is attached to the house, but has its own exterior entrance, king bed, bathroom with rain shower, flat screen TV & kitchenette. Sleeps 2 people. There’s no better place to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine to soak in the views! We’re often frequented by eagles, deer & if you're lucky whales!
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Your guide to Bowen Island
All About Bowen Island
Douglas fir-blanketed mountains, pristine beaches, and cozy wood-cladded cafes make Bowen Island feel far removed from the nearby metropolis of Vancouver, British Columbia, just a short ferry ride away. The 19-square-mile island lures travelers with its hiking trails and historic bungalows and cottages, a popular place for Vancouverites to unplug and relax for a weekend. Hop on one of the pedestrian paths, like the Pebble Beach Shore Walk, where you can get a few steps in while spotting eagles and deer. After a long day outdoors, head to Snug Cove, where you’ll find a fiercely local art scene, farm-to-table restaurants, and a handful of mom-and-pop shops selling everything from clothes to candy. For a dose of self-care, hook up with the island’s growing group of wellness practitioners, offering yoga classes and spa experiences.
How do I get around Bowen Island?
There is no airport on Bowen Island. International travelers will fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). From there, you’ll need to make your way to the Bowen Island ferry at Horseshoe Bay, which will take about an hour by taxi or ride-hailing service, or 1.5 hours via the airport train and bus links. If you’re taking a car to Bowen Island, keep in mind parking can be scarce, especially during the summer. Once you arrive on the island, you’ll be better off taking the local water and land taxis, or you can opt to rent your own bike or boat in town.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bowen Island?
Due to its location in the Howe Sound, weather in the area is often overcast and rainy, so come prepared with warm layers and rain gear. Hikes through the forest can feel even more romantic with a gentle rain falling through the treeline. The mild and breezy summers are an ideal time to book rentals on Bowen Island. In August, you’ll have the chance to attend Bowfest, the island’s quirky festival, with food and drink stalls, live music, and dance performances. The weekly farmers’ market is held each Saturday from May through October. Autumn brings vibrant colors to the trees and the annual Applefest at the island orchard. The winter season is marked by holiday lights and a polar bear swim on New Year’s Day.
What are the top things to do in Bowen Island?
Crippen Regional Park
This densely forested park is home to Mount Gardner, the highest peak on the island at more than 2,300 feet. The trails leading to the summit are best suited for experienced hikers, but a handful of easier routes, including the Mount Gardner Loop Trail, that show off some of the park’s marquee features, such as Dorman Point and Killarney Lake, a popular spot for kayaking and canoeing.
Just north of the ferry terminal, you’ll find this slightly rocky public beach that’s known for its relatively shallow, calm waters that are great for swimming. There’s wheelchair and stroller access, public toilets, picnic tables, and dogs are also allowed. The best time to come here are the months of July and August.
Close to where the ferries dock, Snug Cove is where you go when you’re not out exploring the island’s hiking trails and rugged beaches. The restaurants tend to be family owned and run the gamut from French bistros to elevated pub food. Local ingredients dominate the menus — mussels are big here — and most spots are equipped with large outdoor seating areas overlooking the water. Snug Cove is also home to outdoor adventure shops, where you can rent hiking gear and kayaks.