|Accommodation Type |||Resort|
|General Amenities |||Conference Facilities, Copy Service, Internet Connection, Restaurant, Breakfast|
|Room Amenities |||Ocean View, On the Beach|
|Payment |||Cheque, MasterCard, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Getting There |||Bowen Lodge is a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver and a five-minute walk from the Snug Cover ferry dock.|
|24 hrs/ day|
Profile Last Updated: October 02, 2008
Bowen Lodge by the Sea enjoys a beautiful location on Bowen Island, 12 miles northwest of Vancouver in the entrance to Howe Sound. It’s owned and operated by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and proceeds fund programs and services for vision-impaired Canadians. The facility welcomes all guests who want a respite from everyday life, but it specializes in meeting and conference groups who can concentrate on their particular raison d’etre without the usual office distractions. Meeting amenities include projectors, flip charts, stereo equipment, Internet access, photocopy and fax machines, conference tables and comfortable padded chairs. Bowen Lodge can accommodate up to 50 overnight guests or up to 150 for day-time-only meetings. Bedrooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated in wood tones and soothing décor. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available at reasonable prices and morning and afternoon snacks can be provided upon request.
Relaxation is Easy
Meeting delegates and vacationers need time to put their feet up - easy at Bowen Lodge. Surrounded by majestic cedar trees, the lodge enjoys a 400-foot long private beach and a dock if you bring your boat. The patio overlooks Deep Bay, so it’s a perfect place to wind down with hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail. And, if you really want to experience out-of-this-world relaxation, enjoy a soak in the Lodge’s air-jetted hot tub. On cool evenings, guests can warm up by the log-burning fireplace and perhaps snooze or read a good novel. There’s even a piano available to plink out a tune or two.
To clear their minds leading up to their work sessions, conference guests often look for opportunities to experience local colour. Bowen Island doesn’t disappoint, and its mild winters and moderately dry summers make it ideal for outdoor exploration. Hiking trails, boating, cycling, kayaking, and fishing opportunities are steps away from the Lodge. Since more than 400 artists make their home on the island, arts and craft galleries abound. There are many restaurants and boutiques close by to pick up a unique gifts to remind you of your stay.