Guided Hike

Coastal Explore

Traverse the rugged trail along Bowen’s wild coast

Be transported to what feels like the end of the earth. Located on the “drier” side of the island, the stark geological formations and windswept trees provide a more Mediterranean vibe than the typical coastal rainforest.

Walk under open skies along this footpath that navigates atop exposed rocky bluffs of the coastline. As we trek from point to point, you will enjoy the ocean views and wildlife spotting. We will choose a suitable spot to rest for a picnic and take in the stunning scenery. At low tide, we will scramble down to the water’s edge to investigate tidal pools and secluded coves. Upon returning to the Cove, we will celebrate our adventure with a treat at a local’s favourite hangout.


3 hours

Group size
Min 2/Max 6

Physical level
• Low to moderate
• Rough trail requires navigating some rocky sections
• Distance: 4 km
• Elevation gain: 100 m

2021 Dates

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10:30 a.m.*  Meet at designated location for welcome
10:45 a.m.  Be transported to trail
11:00 a.m.  Hike begins
1:15 p.m.  Return to Snug Cove and enjoy a celebratory beverage at a local’s favourite hangout

*Please be aware if you miss the meet-up time, 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 walking or hiking shoes 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 wicking material, for cooler days wear layers; for rainy days wear a waterproof jacket and shoes)
• Sun protection such as sunscreen and a hat
• Vessel for drinking water
• Snacks or picnic lunch

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 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.