Round Bowen Challenge

Annual Round Bowen Challenge

Presented by Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, the Round Bowen Challenge is a 32-kilometre race around Bowen Island, British Columbia, open to kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and outriggers as solo or relay team members. The Annual Round Bowen Challenge and post-race salmon barbecue takes place in late June, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the activities of the Bowen Island Museum & Archives, thanks to Dan Parkin. For more information, please visit the official website of the Round Bowen Kayak Race.

15th Annual Round Bowen Challenge

Cathy Bayly looking very excited to season some fresh salmon.

Cathy Bayly looking very excited to season some fresh salmon.

Dan Parkin kindly instructs while the time stands ready for guidance.

Dan Parkin kindly instructs while the time stands ready for guidance.

Last  year at the 14th Annual Round Bowen Challenge we had a fantastic turn out. The race started early in the morning and the last kayaker managed to finish by 4 o’clock in time for the BBQ. The Museum and Archive BBQ was a huge success with help of Dan Parkin, Rob Forbes, Cathy Bayly, as well as our two summer students Andrea and Daniel.  The group managed to serve a fresh spread of Salmon, roasted potatoes, rustic bread and green salad  to all those that participated. The Bowen Island Museum and Archives would like to extend a sincere thank you to BI Sea Kayaking and we hope to see you all next year!

Bowen Island
Museum & Archives

1014 Miller Road
P.O. Box 97
Bowen Island, BC
V0N 1G1, Canada

Summer Hours:
Mid-May to August 31
Monday - Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Museum Hours:
September - May
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Archive Hours:
September - May
Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission is by donation

Phone: 604-947-2655