Books are available to purchase in our museum shop or online.

reflectionsBowen Island: Reflections

By Edythe Anstey Hanen, Jim Kearney, and Barbara Murray
Edited by Audrey Grescoe
Published by the Bowen Island Historians 2004
9” x 11” | 160 pages | Hardcover
$39.95 (+ shipping – unless picked up at Bowen Island Museum & Archives location)

A magnificent book of historic photographs of Bowen Island, as seen through the lenses of amateur and professional photographers who loved the Island.

The book, four years in the making, is a sumptuous display of photographs covering Bowen’s evolution from a pioneering settlement in the 1880s to the end of the resort era in the 1950s. It taps the wonderful artistry of the major pioneer Vancouver photographers — Philip Timms, Leonard Frank, Frank Gowen—all of whom loved to come to Bowen with their cameras. Added to their work is that of Henry Freshwater, a professional photographer and seasonal resident of Bowen for over 50 years. Family photos also played their part in recording Bowen history and through the donations of many long-time Bowen residents. These too have been included to give flavour to the island’s history.

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Reflections Book

Irene-Howard-bookBowen Island 1872 – 1972 ***SOLD OUT***

By Irene Howard
Published by the Bowen Island Historians 1973 | 190 pages

BC writer Irene Howard has woven together years of correspondence, historical records, anecdotes, and interview material to create this textual account of Bowen Island history. The book covers the lives of the early settlers, the days of the steamships, significant events, and notable islanders who have shaped the Bowen Island we now know.

This book is currently sold out. A copy is available to the public to read at the Bowen Island Museum & Archives during the operating hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Bowen Island
Museum & Archives

1014 Miller Road
P.O. Box 97
Bowen Island, BC
V0N 1G1, Canada

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