teahouseThe Bowen Island Museum & Archives has been collecting material related to the history of the “Happy Isle” since 1967. With its park-like setting, the Museum & Archives, which includes two museum displays and an extensive archival collection, exhibits the unique history of Bowen Island.

The Archives acquires, stores and preserves the memory of our community. The records of the Island’s pioneers, organizations, businesses, writers and artists include photographs, letters, minutes and memoranda, maps and architectural plans, audio and visual tapes as well as some small art works. They are all available for your research.

Come to the Museum and Archives and find out about your community and the people in it. There is no charge for most services though donations are welcome; a few, such as copies of photos, have small fees attached.

We welcome you to come in and browse:

  • The Photograph Collection
  • The Biographical Database
  • The Maps Database
  • The Artifact Database
  • The Family and Organizational Fonds
  • The Bowen Island Books



Research and Resources

Photo Gallery

Type what you are looking for in the search box above, and hit enter on your keyboard, or click the button below to browse our collection of over 8000 archival photos.

Browse our Collection