Investing in Bowen Island, British Columbia



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.


Community Size: 62.72 km²

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West Wood Organic Grocery

2307 47th Ave, Vancouver, BC
The store is located in an affluent area, Kerrisdale in Vancouver where young Chinese family population is growing, yet not enough businesses to service them. Currently the store features unique specialty organic produce items and local culinary products. Its floor space can easily display multiple ... continue

Catering Company is a business for sale in BC.

Catering Company

Metro Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC
This well-established company serves a diverse client base including film @ television productions, weddings, corporate @ private functions, and events – whether hosted on-site or off-site. The premises include a fully-stocked and well-organized commercial kitchen, event space with capacity for up ... continue

19643 96 Ave is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

1st floor - 19643 96 Ave

19643 96 Ave, Langley, BC, V1M 3C9
Situated in the heart of the Port Kells/Northwest Langley industrial area, on 96th Avenue. High exposure on 96th Avenue. Heavy power.... continue

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B.C. becomes newest location for New York-based WeWork

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