Destination guide

The tranquil area of Bowen Island awaits your stay

The island views and forests create a pretty picture of Bowen Island. This relaxing city is known for its hiking, kayaking and seafood restaurants. Stanley Park and Granville Island Public Market are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Bowen Island

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Bowen Island a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cypress Mountain (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Grouse Mountain (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Bowen Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Dundarave Pier (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Party Ponies and Farm Ventures (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • University Golf Club (10 mi / 16.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bowen Island

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Bowen Island. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Stanley Park (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Crippen Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Dorman Point (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Whytecliff Park (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Cypress Provincial Park (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Burrard Inlet (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Bowen Island

The nearest airport is in Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.), located 15.3 mi (24.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), which is 29.2 mi (47.1 km) away.

Where to stay near Bowen Island?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 243 house rentals near Bowen Island. From 29 Cottages to 158 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bowen Island for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Bowen Island?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bowen Island:

  • City Centre: 354 vacation rentals
  • Kitsilano: 194 vacation rentals
  • East Side: 646 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 714 vacation rentals
  • West End: 300 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Bowen Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Bowen Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dorman Point: 1,219 home rentals
  • Bowen Island Historians Museum: 1,213 home rentals
  • Bowen Golf Club: 1,215 home rentals
  • Crippen Park: 1,174 home rentals
  • Coastal Patterns Gallery: 1,206 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bowen Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Bowen Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 29 Cottages in Bowen Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bowen Island include:

  • Houses: 158 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 29 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 29 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bowen Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 33 vacation homes with pool available in Bowen Island.

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