Tickets are now available for purchase (cash or cheque) at the Bowen Island Museum & Archives (1014 Miller Road) 10:00 – 4:00, Monday through Sunday. Tickets are $25. per person or $20. per person with a membership (please provide proof of membership). Tickets must be picked up at the archives, preferably before the event.
The biennial People, Plants and Places Tour offers an intimate peek into Bowen Island’s hidden homes and gardens. It is held over the third weekend in July, and welcomes over 1,000 visitors to the island. This year’s tour includes historic and heritage sites, an art exhibit, a variety of gardens, and architecturally interesting homes in a variety of locations on Bowen. There is most definitely something for everyone!
This sell-out event is a delightful way to explore Bowen Island. And you’ll be supporting a good cause: all proceeds go to support the Bowen Island Museum & Archives.
The tour takes place regardless of the weather. Be prepared to drive on rural roads and walk on uneven paths. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Most sites are not accessible to strollers or wheelchairs. Pets are not allowed and should not be left in a car.
There are seven unique sites that can be visited in any order. These home and garden owners have generously volunteered a great deal of time to participate in the tour. Please respect the opening and the closing times: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and pace your visit accordingly. Your ticket is valid for both days.
This is a “Proceed at Your Own Pace” tour which requires your own transport. Car pools are suggested as most of these homes and gardens are in areas with limited parking. Look for the PPP signs which will guide you to routes, parking and particular sites. A Tour Information Centre is located at the Museum and Archives at the crossroads just up the street from the ferry landing.
Public washrooms are located at the ferry landing, Crippen Park picnic grounds behind Snug Cove Village, and at The Museum and Archives. Washrooms are not available at tour sites.
If you’re coming from the mainland, please see the Bowen Island ferry schedule to plan your visit.