ALERT: Significant snowfall expected

Significant snowfall is occuring and expected to continue on Bowen Island. Crews are plowing and salting roads in the following order of priority:

-Main roads and bus routes
-Secondary roads, once the snow fall has stopped
-Third-priority roads, after the snow fall has stopped and all other main and secondary roads are passable

Please make room for plows. Vehicles parked on narrow roadsides make it difficult or impossible for plows to get through. There are many dead-end roads on Bowen. If a plow is unable to turn around at the end of a road, it can't clear the road.

Property owners are responsible for making sure the sidewalks next to their property are kept clear of snow and ice, to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians.

Read more about snow and ice removal

Burn Permits

Open burning is prohibited between April 16 and October 15.

Burning Permits are required for yard burns and machine burns. Burn permits can be purchased at Municipal Hall. The Fire Chief will make a site visit if necessary.


 Yard Burn  $10.00
 Machine Burn  $50.00

Ways you can pay

On the day of your planned burn

You must call the Metro Vancouver Air Quality Burning Index at 604-436-6777 on the morning of the planned burn. A recorded message is updated every day with information about air quality and whether burning is permitted.