Archives Photos of the Day: Bowen Island

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

At last night’s Vancouver Blogger Meetup I was on a panel with Robert Ballantyne who is a resident of Bowen Island. Just 20 minutes away by ferry, this Island community has been a recreation destination for decades making it a perfect feature for this week’s ‘Archives Photo‘ collection.

Year: 1917
In this photo: The S.S. “Bowena” ferry in Snug Cove, Bowen Island
Archives Item#: SGN 1562
Photographer: C. Bradbury

Year: 1920s
In this photo: Rocks on Bowen, looking out at Howe Sound
Archives Item #: CVA 677-560
Photographer: Philip T. Timms

Year: 1940s
In this photo: People sunbathing on the dock
Archives Item #: CVA 1184-3572
Photographer: Jack Lindsay

Year: 1946
In this photo: Boats across from the Bowen Island Inn
Archives Item #: CVA 586-4601
Photographer: Don Coltman

Year: 1946
In this photo: The Bowen Island Inn
Archives Item #: CVA 586-4626
Photographer: Don Coltman

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  1. Bruce CampbellThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 9:27pm PST

    Those are great! Thanks for posting them… now, we’ll have to see how the Parks Canada evaluation is going, to make Bowen Island an international destination…

  2. GuyFriday, January 6th, 2012 — 1:17am PST

    Whoah! I have some pictures of Bowen island from the 40s mostly of my grandpa who was a girls camp for some reason!

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