Thursday, November 25, 2021


You are Invited to the Bowen Nature Club AGM (via Zoom)

Wednesday December 1, 2021, 7:15 - 8:45 PM

Zoom link:

Introducing the Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Biosphere Region

In 2021, UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) designated Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound, an area renowned for its rich Indigenous culture, biodiversity and distinct geography, as Canada’s 19th UNESCO Biosphere Region. This international honour recognizes the ecological and cultural importance of this living, working landscape. It is the result of many years of hard work by a dedicated team of people from many communities around Howe Sound.

Guest Speaker: Ruth Symons

Ruth is the Lead of the Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society ( She will speak about what a UNESCO Biosphere Region is, what this designation means, why it is important, the steps required to acquire this designation, and what happens next.

Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Beaches on Bowen are rare and valued by most islanders as places to access and enjoy the natural, wild beauty of Howe Sound / Átl’ka7tsem. It is here that we are most likely to encounter the water’s teeming wildlife, enjoy the salty aroma of the clean ocean waters, and savour the refreshing coolness of a swim on a hot summer’s day.

The Bowen Nature Club has created an activity guide designed to help you and your friends and family discover the many intriguing life forms that make Bowen’s beaches their home.

Download the information-rich and fun-filled guide by clicking the link below.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Mt. Gardner Summit Hike via Handloggers

Alan Whitehead and Melissa Harrison led 6 other nature lovers on a misty mountain hike up Mt. Gardner via Handloggers Trail where they saw an abundance of fungi throughout the forest.

Photos by Melissa Harrison.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Annual General Meeting and Family Potluck

At the recent AGM, Nature Club members, old and new, enjoyed a delicious potluck followed by Adam Taylor’s amazing footage from his dives around Bowen Island. From heavily armoured Puget Sound king crabs, adorable candy stripe shrimp to curious giant Pacific octopi, Adam revealed the amazing underwater ecosystems all around us. His familiarity with the animals and their behaviour gave us tremendous insight into this hidden world that’s all around us and a new appreciation of its complexity and beauty. Many thanks to Adam for sharing.