Family biking in grasslands (Picture BC photo)
Mountain biking on Bowen Island is a fun, challenging experience.
Criss-cross all over this forested, 52sq km/20sq mi island on a network of rural trails that ranges from easier lakeside pedaling to thigh-burning mountain climbs.
Bowen Island offers an exciting alternative to exploring the famed mountain biking trails of Vancouver's North Shore, and it's just a 20-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver. The island also has a bike skills park where riders can test and improve their abilities.
Quarry Park opened in 2005 as Bowen Island's first municipal park. The restored quarry sits at the top of Sunset Road south of Adams Road, near Cape Roger Curtis. It has a shared-use, gravel-based trail that offers a 2km/1.24mi round-trip, with some steep terrain to negotiate. Bike riders can check out the Winter Waterfall and Rock Garden while touring the area.