Bowen Island is a quick 20 minute
ferry trip from the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in
In 1791, the Spanish explorer Narvaez
named the island "Isla de Apodaca."
She was renamed again in 1860 after
Rear Admiral James Bowen.
Crippen Regional Park is a
gorgeous spot for walking, wandering
and nature gaping. Amazing trees here, well worth
a slow walk through her paths.
I was lucky enough to see 2 baby owls,
hooting their curiosity at me from the shadows
of an overhanging branch.
Though I'm not sure who was actually
more curious, the owls won the "staring and
head bobbing" contest, wings down.
History abounds here as well, and is proudly
displayed for visitors and islanders alike.
Bowen's' artisans and artwork are
truly unique and inspirational. Many happy hours
can be spent wandering the various galleries, boutiques,