Malkin Creek Trail Closed
January 26 12:00pm - February 9 9:00am, 2018
Malkin Creek Trail is closed until further notice between Malkin Creek Road and Bowen Bay Road (across from Holdings Road) to complete trail work. The trail is passable but Bowen Island Municipality has closed this trail section as a precautionary measure.
September Morn beach trail closed
December 11 - 31, 2017
The trail to September Morn beach is closed due to loose gravel from a recent washout.
Mannion Bay moorage advisory
December 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Bowen Island Municipality is strongly advising owners of vessels moored in Mannion Bay to remove their boats from the bay for the remainder of the winter season. Mannion Bay is not a safe moorage area at this time.
Winter weather conditions in Howe Sound vary greatly from year to year. This year we have seen wind patterns shift from strong Squamish to equally strong south-easterlies. As they change course, very strong and sustained winds blow directly into Mannion Bay, often accompanied by torrential rainfall.
There have been five incidents in recent weeks that have resulted in sunken boats and over $25,000 in losses to the owners of the vessels. So far this season, Bowen Island Municipality has spent about $11,000 on mitigating the environmental impacts of boats in the bay.
Forest fire danger
October 15, 2017 - March 31, 2018
The forest fire danger rating is currently LOW.
Read about restrictions based on fire danger rating here.
Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems
January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018
The Provincial Health Officer advises all British Columbians with compromised immune systems (such as HIV, organ or bone transplants, chemotherapy or medications that suppress the immune system) to avoid drinking water from any surface water or ground water that is under the influence of surface water, unless it has been boiled, filtered ,distilled or treated with UV. Bowen Island and other areas in British Columbia use surface water sources (lakes, rivers, streams). This is not a general boil-water advisory for the general public, but rather is directed only at persons with compromised immune systems. If in doubt about your immune system status, please discuss this further with your physician.