Guided Hike and Swim

Hot to Cool

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.


4 hours

Group size
Min 2/Max 6

Physical level
• Easy/moderate trail
• Distance: 9 km
• Elevation gain: 150 m

2019 Dates

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9:30 a.m.*  Meet at designated location for welcome
9:45 a.m.  Hike begins
12:00 a.m.  Arrive at beach for swim
1:00 p.m.  Return to Snug Cove by vehicle and enjoy an ice cold treat at a local’s favourite hangout

*For day travellers to Bowen Island, it is suggested to arrive by the 9:05 a.m. ferry departing Horseshoe Bay. Note the cutoff time to purchase tickets is 10 minutes before the scheduled departure. Please be aware if you miss the ferry, the group will leave as scheduled without you.

What to bring

• Day pack
• Proper hiking shoes or boots as you will be walking on uneven terrain with potential tripping hazards such as rocks and roots
• Weather-appropriate clothing (e.g. for warmer days wear light moisture-wicking clothing; for cooler days wear layers)
• Swimwear and towel
• Sunscreen and/or hat
• Water boots or flip flops (optional)
• Vessel for drinking water
• Snacks

Physical ability

All adventurers need to be in good physical health in order to fully participate. When selecting your adventure, please make sure you have read through the description carefully and assess your ability to cope with the activities involved. Please note that if, in the opinion of the instructor, guide or coach, any participant is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Bowen Island Adventures reserves the right to exclude them from the adventure without refund.

Medical and travel insurance

Emergency Medical Insurance for this activity is recommended for all out-of-province participants. When selecting a travel insurance policy it is recommended that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses, including emergency repatriation. For multi-day events, we suggest the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We recommend Covermore by Manulife Insurance for Canadian travellers.