Transportation & Maps
Most visitors come from Vancouver to Bowen Island by ferry.
It's a 20-minute ferry ride (5.6km/3 nautical mi) from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal in West Vancouver to Snug Cove at Bowen Island. Water taxi service from downtown Vancouver and West Vancouver is also available.
Bringing a car is an option for getting around Bowen Island, but isn't necessary. There is some public transportation available on the island. Biking and hiking are also options.
BC Ferries offers hourly sailings to and from Bowen Island between approximately 6am to 10pm, with a gap after the noon sailing. To get to the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal in West Vancouver, either drive or catch the #250 Horseshoe Bay or #257 Horseshoe Bay Express buses from downtown Vancouver.