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Bowen Island’s lively young municipality is made up of more than thirty neighbourhoods.Some are fairly new and some date back to the late 1800s, but each one has made an alteration in the physical and community profile of the island.
It all started in the early 1900s, Captain Jack Cates’ of the Terminal Steamship Company created an affordable summer resort which brought hundreds of visitors to the island. Word spread and in 1920, the Terminal resort was purchased by the Union Steamship Company . Among its many new facilities was an octagonal dance pavilion whose Midnight Cruise dances became a weekend highlight and a Vancouver legend. Into the 1950s,thousands of visitors found pleasure on Bowen Island and many dreamed of a summer home here, away from the big city’s hustle and bustle. Their dreams resulted in the growth of Deep Bay, Scarborough, Miller’s Landing, Mt Gardner, King Edward Bay, Cowan Point, Eagle Cliff, Hood Point, Bluewater and more. As the population continues to grow, additional housing and facilities are creating a new Bowen Island.