Bowen Island

BOWEN ISLAND, 52.6 sq km, is located at the mouth of HOWE SOUND, 15 minutes from HORSESHOE BAY by ferry and less than an hour from downtown VANCOUVER. It is named for the British naval officer James Bowen. Steep and heavily wooded, the island is dominated by Mt Gardner (el 756 m). The earliest settlers were loggers and farmers. A brickyard in Snug Cove produced bricks used to build Vancouver's first city hall. When steamer service began after 1900, the main appeal became recreational. In 1920...

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