Bowen Island’s parks, trails and beaches are valued places where meaningful connections to nature and to each other occur. Our island possesses diverse ecosystems. Our parks, trails and beaches provide habitat for wildlife and support the integrity of our natural assets.

The Bowen Island Parks Plan provides an updated community vision for municipal parks, trails and beaches. The goals, objectives and recommendations outlined in the Parks Plan provide a guide to ensure that the community’s priorities are achieved over the next ten years.

Download the Parks Plan with Appendices (9 MB PDF)

We are almost finished the draft Park Plan!

The completed draft Park Plan will be presented to council in the fall. Thank you to all who have helped to shape the future of parks, trails and beaches.

Have your say – take the Parks Plan survey

Parks Plan Questionnaire

Survey closes May 24, 2017

Open House April 26, 2017

Participants at the Open House got a chance to check out the vision statement, see updated maps, and give their feedback on the key recommendations. Bowen Island Municipality’s Parks and Environment staff, Lees and Associates and Terry Hood, consultant for the Squamish Nation, were on hand to answer questions and listen to comments.  

View the posters below:

Stakeholder Workshops February 8, 2017

Four engaging stakeholder workshops were held on February 8, 2017. Draft maps, a vision statement and recommendations were reviewed by the attendees. Valuable feedback is now being incorporated into the Park Plan.

Get ready for a second Park Plan Open House – coming soon!

With the scheduling of the Stakeholder Workshops and the planning beginning for the second Open House, Bowen Island Municipality is pleased to announce that a completed Park Plan is on the horizon.

Watch for the public invitation to the Open House –  coming soon!!

The Parks Plan is progressing with the development of the draft framework. This DRAFT framework reflects the input from many community groups and individuals including: stakeholders who attended the visioning exercise in February 2015, Council suggestions, PTGAC and municipal staff feedback, and a consolidation of all public consultation to date.

Thanks for visiting the Park Plan at Bowfest!

The Park Plan Survey is up and running!

Please visit and answer a few questions. It won’t take long and it will help create a Park Plan that takes everyone’s needs into consideration.

The Pop Up Booth at the July 9 Farmer’s Market was great success thanks to everyone that stopped by! Your next chance to pop by will be at the August 13th Farmer’s Market at BICS.

On May 25th Bowen Island Park Plan hosted 2 Focus Groups and and Open House – Thanks to all who came out –  your participation is invaluable. Here are some photos of these events:

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Questions? Please contact Bonny Brokenshire, Manager of Parks and Environment at 604 947-4255 or

Other Resources

1994 Park Plan