Adventure Calendar

Hello, adventure enthusiasts! We are always adding new events to our calendar. Please check back to see the latest.

If you don’t see your desired date listed or you have a specific inquiry you’d like to discuss, please use our inquiry form or email us at play@bowenislandadventures.com.

Jul
22
Sun
Path to Paradise (Guided Hike)
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Guided Hike

Path to Paradise

A delightful trail where you discover your own heaven

Travel on a little-known trail that winds up and away from the busy crowds of summer. The forest floor is soft underfoot and giant trees overhead provide cooling shade as you relax into the peace of nature. At the apex of the hike, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view overlooking the City, which will seem so very far away. On your return, keep your eyes out for wildlife including deer, eagles, and butterflies. Once back in the Cove, we will celebrate with a special ice cold treat at one of Bowen’s favourite hangouts.

Learn more at bowenislandadventures.com/path-to-paradise/

Jul
27
Fri
Sacred Pedal (Guided Bike Tour)
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Guided Bike Tour

Sacred Pedal

Move yourself by visiting revered natural and human-made wonders

Transport yourself to the region of Bowen where time slows down. On bike, we will explore gentle forested trails and sleepy country roads, cruising past lily pads on lakes and grazing horses in pastures. We will make our way to several sacred sites including visiting a 1,000-year-old tree who has transcended the test of modernity to remind us of our own eternal state of being. On this journey, you are invited to reconnect with your own nature by experiencing the splendour of our existence.

There will also be an opportunity to cool off with an ocean dip at one of Bowen’s secluded bays with a stunning view of Howe Sound.

Once back in the Cove, we will marvel at man-made creations by enjoying a special ice cold treat at one of Bowen’s favourite hangouts.

Jul
28
Sat
Hot to Cool (Guided Hike and Ocean Swim)
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 am
Guided Hike and Swim

Heat up with a steady hike and cool off with a refreshing swim

On this adventure, you will accomplish something even many islanders have never even done – traverse the whole island on foot. Expect to see more woodlands creatures than the human kind and en route you will also encounter an unexpected surprise. By the time we reach the end of the trail, you will be ready for an invigorating dip at one of Bowen’s treasured beaches. Once back in the Cove, we will celebrate with a special ice cold treat at one of Bowen’s favourite hangouts.

Learn more at: bowenislandadventures.com/hot-to-cool

Jul
30
Mon
Under the Sea (Snorkelling)
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Snorkelling Adventure

Under the Sea

Discover the mysterious world that exists beneath the ocean’s surface

Be transported to a pristine beach that is warmed by the afternoon sun. First, allow some time to unwind while taking in the breathtaking view of the calm waters and coastal mountains. Once you have fully arrived, slip on your gear and wade into the bay to explore for sea creatures and underwater treasures. Starfish and schools of anchovy are just some of the marine life you may encounter. Be on the lookout for curious seals who love to see what we are up to.

This informative session will also help you learn to:
• Ensure a proper fit of your mask, snorkel, and fins
• Use proper breathing technique
• Follow snorkelling etiquette
• Consider water temperatures, visibility, and currents
• Be safe in the ocean
• Relax and enjoy the scenery!

Once dried off and back in the Cove, we will unwind with a special treat at one of Bowen’s favourite hangouts.

Learn more at: http://bowenislandadventures.com/under-the-sea/

Aug
4
Sat
Bowen Adventure Quest (Scavenger Hunt)
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Scavenger Hunt

Bowen Adventure Quest

Search for local landmarks and secret treasures in this family-friendly scavenger hunt

Choose a friend, or gather a bunch, and create teams of two and enter into this friendly competition. Teams put on their thinking caps and their walking shoes in this fun and fast-paced event. Each team will be sent exploring the local area to solve clues, find hidden challenges, and take whacky photos. Outsmart your competitors to collect the most points and win the prize.

Learn more at: http://bowenislandadventures.com/bowen-adventure-quest/

Aug
5
Sun
Line Up for Fun (Slacklining)
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3-hour Slacklining Lesson

Line Up for Fun

Get ready to laugh as you take your turn at walking the line

Under the canopy of majestic trees, try your hand (or should we say “feet”) at this addictive sport. During this adventure, you will help rig up the line and learn the basics of getting on and taking your first steps. Each time you step up, you will find something to celebrate – staying on one second longer, taking one step further. Every small progression sparks your enthusiasm to get on again and again. Slacklining requires a zen-like quality of clearing your mind and tuning into your body, however, mostly it invites you to pay attention. What you will remember is how much fun you had. Once back in the Cove, we will unwind with a special ice cold treat at one of Bowen’s favourite hangouts.

Learn more at: bowenislandadventures.com/line-up-for-fun/

Aug
9
Thu
Intro to Ocean Swimming (Open-water Swimming)
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Swimming Clinic, Ocean Swim, and Beach Tour

Intro to Ocean Swimming

Gain confidence with your first steps into open-water swimming

There’s nothing like the exhilaration of swimming outdoors. Whether you want to go for a relaxing shoreline swim or take on a more challenging open-water adventure, there are important skills and knowledge you need to have when transitioning from the pool to the ocean. Maximize your safety and enjoyment in this afternoon adventure. This informative session will help you learn to:

• Acclimatize to cooler water temperatures
• Use proper basic open-water swim and breathing techniques
• Apply open-water orientation skills and sighting
• Locate suitable ocean entry and exit points
• Understand ocean currents and how to estimate distances
• Handle an emergency in the water and minimize risk
• Relax and have fun!

You will have the opportunity to immediately apply this valuable information by going for a short ocean swim. This island is blessed with many scenic swimming locations. We will explore some of Bowen’s more secluded beaches and wild coastline to assess them for swimming suitability. At our chosen destination, you will experience the thrill of going for a shoreline swim.

Learn more at bowenislandadventures.com/intro-to-ocean-swimming/

 

Aug
11
Sat
Intro to Outdoor Climbing (Climbing I)
Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
4-hour Outdoor Experience

Intro to Outdoor Climbing

Learn to climb while taking in breathtaking scenery.

Rock climbing is an exhilarating sport that requires an ability to learn to trust ourselves and others. It provides both physical and mental challenges that will propel you outside of your comfort zone resulting in personal growth and increased strength. At the end of the day, we celebrate your achievements with a beverage at one of Bowen’s favourite locals hangouts.
Aug
12
Sun
Path to Paradise (Guided Hike)
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Guided Hike

Path to Paradise

A delightful trail where you discover your own heaven

Travel on a little-known trail that winds up and away from the busy crowds of summer. The forest floor is soft underfoot and giant trees overhead provide cooling shade as you relax into the peace of nature. At the apex of the hike, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view overlooking the City, which will seem so very far away. On your return, keep your eyes out for wildlife including deer, eagles, and butterflies. Once back in the Cove, we will celebrate with a special ice cold treat at one of Bowen’s favourite hangouts.

Learn more at bowenislandadventures.com/path-to-paradise/

Aug
17
Fri
Sacred Pedal (Guided Bike Tour)
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Guided Bike Tour

Sacred Pedal

Move yourself by visiting revered natural and human-made wonders

Transport yourself to the region of Bowen where time slows down. On bike, we will explore gentle forested trails and sleepy country roads, cruising past lily pads on lakes and grazing horses in pastures. We will make our way to several sacred sites including visiting a 1,000-year-old tree who has transcended the test of modernity to remind us of our own eternal state of being. On this journey, you are invited to reconnect with your own nature by experiencing the splendour of our existence.

There will also be an opportunity to cool off with an ocean dip at one of Bowen’s secluded bays with a stunning view of Howe Sound.

Once back in the Cove, we will marvel at man-made creations by enjoying a special ice cold treat at one of Bowen’s favourite hangouts.