Real Estate in Bowen Island, British Columbia
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Bowen Island (originally Nex?wlélex?m in S?wx?wú7mesh Sníchim), British Columbia, is an island municipality in Howe Sound, that is part of the Metro Vancouver Regional District. In addition, Bowen Island is included within the jurisdiction of the Islands Trust. Bowen Island is approximately 6 km wide by 12 km long, with the island at its closest point about 3 km west of the mainland. There is regular ferry service from Horseshoe Bay, as well as semi-regular water taxi services. The population of 3,680 is supplemented in the summer by roughly 1,500 visitors, as Bowen Island is a popular vacation home location for British Columbians. Approximately 500 workers and over 200 students commute to offices and schools on the mainland each day. The island has a land area of 49.94 km2 (19.28 sq mi).