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In 1967 the Bowen Island Museum & Archives began collecting material about the history of the "Happy Isle". The Museum & Archives consists of two buildings in a park-like setting containing museum displays and an extensive museum and archival collection which exhibit the unique history of Bowen Island. Read more ›
Everyone Has A Story
Each memory adds something special to the Museum & Archives. Researchers, family members, and the community come into the archives searching for a story from the past that provides a meaningful connection to them in some way, shape, or form. Help us expand our collection by filling out the forms below. Share Your Bowen Stories › Bowen in the 60's and 70's ›
The Museum and Archives is a living organization made up of volunteers. Why not have a voice in what we value and keep for our future? Help us collect; tell us your family stories; give us a few hours of your time. Help us with the essential fundraising to maintain the organization. Today is tomorrow's History. Read more ›
Exhibition & Tour Schedule
Picturesque: Picnics on the Happy Isle Opening June 23, 2019 Read more › Visiting the Happy Isle, a Paradise Playground, 1900 - 1958 Permanent Exhibit Read more › Bowen Island Museum & Archives 1014 Miller Road P.O. Box 97 Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G1, Canada Hours: We are currently closed to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. Please email us if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org Admission is by donation
Browse our photos, or search the collection. There are more than 6000 photos available on our site.
Industry, recreation, residential: learn something new about Bowen’s neighbourhoods.
We host visiting groups of all ages, including seniors’ groups, class trips, summer camps, and more.
Check our events page to see upcoming events. Check back regularly!