Investing in Bowen Island, British Columbia

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Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Regional District:  Greater Vancouver

Bowen Island, British Columbia, is an island municipality in Howe Sound, is part of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, and is an island included within the jurisdiction of the Islands Trust.[3] Approximately 6 km wide by 12 km long, the island at its closest point is about 3 km west of the mainland. There is regular ferry service from Horseshoe Bay, as well as three water taxi services. The population of 3,402[4] is supplemented in the summer by roughly 1,500 visitors, as Bowen Island is a popular vacation home location for British Columbians. About 500 workers and over 200 students commute to offices and schools on the mainland each day. The island has a land area of 49.94 km2 (19.28 sq mi). Since the early 1900's, Bowen Island has been a favourite destination for Vancouverites looking for a quiet retreat or a place to get together with friends. Bowen Island is also a popular destination for boaters who wish to experience sheltered bays and safe anchorage, tourists looking for clean swimming beaches and residents interested in a rural community-oriented lifestyle.

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Community Size: 62.72 km²

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