Daytrippin’: Bowen Island

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The road out of Snug Cove—don’t be fooled, it doesn’t go anywhere except a building supply centre.

If you’re in the market for some peace and quiet, Bowen Island has plenty to offer. At first, it seems a little strange to be standing on a silent beach just minutes after running for a bus in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, but sure enough, hopping aboard the 250 on Georgia Street will leave you at the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal in no time at all. From there, it’s a short hop across Howe Sound to the shores of Snug Cove, the largest town on Bowen.

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Calling Snug Cove the largest town is a bit misleading, however. It’s still small. In fact, if you walk along the main road for fifteen minutes, you’ll find yourself in the middle of a forest. That being said, it’s better to stick near the waterfront, where natural beauty rubs against old-timey shops, creating the perfect place to spend a lazy day.

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For your ferry ride home, we’ve crafted this playlist, designed to last you from Snug Cove to Horseshoe Bay.

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