Posted by: cherylyoung | March 11, 2015

WITH A BEAUTIFULLY RUGGED LANDSCAPE AND FRIENDLY LAID-BACK PACE, BOWEN ISLAND IS TYPICAL OF THE FORESTED RETREATS TO BE FOUND HERE

Cheryl Young's Blog

A quick 20-minute ferry ride west of Vancouver brings

 visitors to Bowen Island, an emerald island in the

 waters of Howe Sound.

 With a beautifully rugged landscape and friendly

 laid-back pace, Bowen Island is typical of the forested

 island retreats to be found along the coast of

 British Columbia.

Bowen Island was originally inhabited by the Squamish

 First Nations who used it as their hunting and

 fishing grounds.

Early settlers discovered shake dwellings and a smoke

 house in Snug Cove.

Bowen also served as a neutral meeting ground for the

 Squamish and other First Nations, as well as a stopping

 place on the way up or down the coast.

 The first preemption of land by a white settler was in

 1874, by William Eaton, who claimed 160 acres south

 of Killarney Lake.

Bowen Island was named in 1860 after Rear-Admiral

James Bowen (1751-1835), master of the HMS Queen

 Charlotte, the…

View original post 810 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: