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
The Extraordinary Women of Bowen Island Online Exhibit Read more › Kids Craft + Culture Event Opening June 25, 2022 Read more › Piscatorial Paradise: The Story of Fishing and Derbies on Bowen July and August, 2022 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: Call for updated hours Admission is by donation
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Plan a Visit
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!