Having lived in Vancouver my whole life, it seems almost criminal that I had never been to Bowen Island. Little did I know this secluded island was simply a 20-minute ferry ride away from Horseshoe Bay. A friend and I decided Bowen would make the perfect day trip, so we took a morning ferry and set out to explore this neighbouring island.
We arrived in Snug Cove and made our way up the street and inside the cozy Snug Cafe for breakfast. I grabbed a salmon and egg croissant sandwich and everything about it was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The buttery croissant, the gooey cheese, the delicate smoked salmon… If there’s one way to my heart, it’s through a ridiculously delicious sandwich.
Once our bellies were full we set out across the street to start the Killarney Lake hike. It was a fairly easy trek and after stopping to take in the scenery at certain points, took about two and a half hours to complete. And trust me, you’re definitely going to want to stop and enjoy the view.
The few blocks after Snug Cove are filled with cute shops, cafes, restaurants, and the well known shack Nancy’s Tacos right by the marina. Unfortunately we came by right after it closed so no tacos for us. We’ll just have to make our way there the next time we shell out $11 for a round trip mini vacation.
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