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Bowen Island vacation rentals

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Cabin in Bowen Island
Goose's A-Frame - A unique cabin experience
This is the famous Goose's A-Frame, a cozy private hideaway. The standalone property is nestled in the thick of the west coast forests on Bowen Island. 68 stairs will take you to a quintessential A-Frame special only for you. Built in 1984 and fully renovated by Goose. The house is built on the rocks, it has an upper deck with the hot tub, and a lower deck off the main room where you can dine, sunbathe, or watch the sunset. Tunstall Beach, just a kilometer down the road is known for its sunsets.
$153 per night
Guest suite in Bowen Island
Snug Cove Treehouse 1 bdrm 1 bthrm w/fireplace
Walk to trails or the village from this stylish, centrally located suite on Bowen Island! Our Treehouse Suite is right in Snug Cove—a short, scenic 10 min walk to BC Ferry dock, restaurants, coffee shops, marina, and shops. Convenient to Deep Bay beaches & trails nearby. Snug Cove village, Artisan's Square shops, Killarney Lake trails are all within easy walking distance. This stylish 1 bd (Queenbed) 1 bthrm unit (inc sofa bed) is ideal for a couple's romantic getaway or the family break.
$95 per night
Guest suite in Bowen Island
The MMF: Ocean Suite
Welcome to The Moulton Meadow Hobby Farm. Our 14 acre property has the most incredible ocean & mountain views where u can access amazing hiking trails or walk down the drive and go to the beach. Our self contained suite is a mere 7 minute drive to restaurants and dining. You'll love my place because of the views, the privacy, the cosiness, the kitchen, and the comfy bed. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers and business travellers.
$63 per night

Stay near Bowen Island's top sights

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Snug Cafe The32 locals recommend
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Crippen Park4 locals recommend
Photo of Doc Morgan's Marina Pub & Restaurant
Doc Morgan's Marina Pub & Restaurant37 locals recommend
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Snug Cove General Store27 locals recommend
Photo of Artisan Eats Café & Fine Foods
Artisan Eats Café & Fine Foods41 locals recommend
Photo of Barcelona Tapas & Wine Bar
Barcelona Tapas & Wine Bar36 locals recommend

Bowen Island bed and breakfasts

Private room in Bowen Island
The Stanley Arms B&B - Bowen Island
$72 per night
Private room in Horseshoe Bay
Seaside Bed & Breakfast at Red Gate House
$73 per night
Private room in North Vancouver
Student traveller's room
$27 per night
Private room in North Vancouver
Bedroom with breakfast & parking
$52 per night
Private room in Richmond
28% Saving • Ensuite • Airport • Free Parking
$54 per night
Private room in West Vancouver
Dundarave great big room
$66 per night
Private room in Vancouver
#B, Queen bed with private bathroom, close to UBC
$56 per night
Private room in North Vancouver
Cozy Room in Oceanview House
$50 per night
Private room in West Vancouver
Luxury Studio King Room With Ocean View
$74 per night
Hotel room in Vancouver
House On Dunbar B&B
$112 per night
Hotel room in Vancouver
House On Dunbar B&B
$93 per night
Private room in Steveston North
Pigeon Room
$41 per night

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.

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.

Sandy Beach

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.

Snug Cove

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.