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.

Please be aware this hike is not for casual walkers. It requires a modest level of fitness as the first section is a steady ascent. The terrain can be uneven or loose and does have potential tripping hazards such as rocks and roots. Having said all that, it is a beautiful and soothing trail.


4 hours

Group size
Min 2/Max 6

Physical level
• Moderate trail with short steep sections and stairs
• Distance: 7 km
• Elevation gain: 275 m

2019 Dates

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

*For day travellers to Bowen Island, it is suggested to arrive latest 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.

Weather guarantee

This adventure will proceed rain or shine. Let’s hope for shine, although walking in the rain is lovely, too.

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; for rainy days wear a waterproof jacket)
• 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 or guide, 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 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.