Bowen Island Museum and Archives

The Bowen Island Museum and Archives on Bowen Island in British Columbia is composed of two buildings - community museum (opened in 1996) and the Higgins' cabin (opened in 2001). CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Explore Bowen Island's history on the beautiful grounds of the Bowen Island Museum and Archives.

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Museum

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All Seasons

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All Weather

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1 hour

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By Donation

What to bring:

Camera, Questions, Sense of Curiosity

Explore Bowen Island's history at the Bowen Island Museum and Archives. This small idyllic island has a rich past spanning back almost a century which has been collected, recorded and displayed by the Bowen Island Historians. The grounds include gardens and two buildings - the community museum and the Higgins' cabin. See the permanent and temporary exhibits and learn about Bowen Island, British Columbia!

Celebrate the achievements of the first settlers and piece together their lives in the wilds of Bowen Island at the Bowen Island Museum and Archives! Once a logging camp, today, Bowen Island (also referred to as the "Happy Isle") is an idyllic locale located a twenty minute ferry ride away from Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal which offers a place for residents, artisans, visitors and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy and explore.

Since 1967, Bowen Island Historians have been collecting material related to the history of the region. The group collects and records the history of Bowen Island while educating the public through displays and events.

The Bowen Island Museum and Archives are composed of two buildings - the community museum (opened in 1996) and the Higgins' cabin (opened in 2001). The museum, based in the brown two story building consists of temporary exhibits which are changed throughout the year. The Higgins' cabin was once owned by Bert Higgins, a logger which once lived on Bowen Island in 1948. The two room cabin houses several historic displays including a collection of loggers tools as well as a re-creation of a bedroom and kitchen (which includes a kerosene powered refrigerator and stove) that would have been used by Bert Higgins in the 1940s. Exhibits throughout the museum range from letters to photographs (online photo database) to artifacts - many of which offer a look back into Bowen's history.

Visit the Bowen Island Museum and Archives to learn about Bowen Island, its history and enjoy the beautifully tended grounds - be sure to keep an eye out for the Island's many resident deer!

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The 1948 Higgins' cabin at the Bowen Island Museum and Archives in British Columbia was once owned by Bert Higgins, a logger - houses several historic displays including a collection of loggers tools as well as a re-creation of the living area.
Visit the 1948 Higgins' cabin on the grounds of the Bowen Island Museum and Archives on Bowen Island, British Columbia to see the display of old logging tools once used in the region.
Learn about the history of Bowen Island through exhibits, artifacts and events at the Bowen Island Museum and Archives, British Columbia.


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