Various Outdoor Activities

Mystery Fun Adventure

Take a chance on doing something unexpected right in your own backyard

In this adventure, you won’t actually find out what the activity is until you show up on the day. By definition, adventure means “to take the risk”. And while this means many things to many people, there’s nothing more adventurous than saying yes to the unknown.

In the spirit of fun, we put on our thinking caps (or in Baz’s case, his cowboy hat) and dreamed up a variety of people-powered adventures that highlight Bowen’s natural gifts and share some of our favourite Bowen outdoor experiences. Some activities are physically challenging, some are awe-inspiring, and some are educational – most are all of the above. For each outing, we will choose a unique adventure most suitable to the conditions and time of year. Or it might just be what feels fun in the moment.

This is an opportunity to get outside your comfort zone (at least out of your house) and open yourself up to whatever exciting experience awaits you. You might discover lesser explored regions of the island or try something you’ve never before imagined yourself doing.

While we cannot guarantee what your experience will be (it’s an adventure, after all), the probable outcomes include:

• Remembering that life is meant to be fun (even in the difficult moments)
• Learning something new
• A greater appreciation for the outdoors
• A sense of freedom
• A physical workout
• Boosted energy
• Feeling of accomplishment

If you dream of having more adventure in your life, now’s your chance. Be bold and join us for some mystery fun.

Baz Cardinal

In Charge of Fun

Baz loves to play and share his enthusiasm for the outdoors with others. For over 20 years, he has instructed both indoor and outdoor rock climbing. He also instructs martial arts teaching Aikido techniques and self-defence. He considers BC to be his backyard playground where you will usually find him snorkelling at sea, rigging up a slackline in the forest, or topping out on a mountain.

Kiley Redhead

Director of Adventure

Kiley is known for her passion for creating detailed adventure spreadsheets and designing new experiences for others to enjoy. The anticipation of yet another adventure fills her with the juice of life. She is inspired by being outside and if you hear heartfelt laughter coming from somewhere deep in the forest, it’s probably her.


All day

Group size
Min 2/Max 4


Physical level
Moderate to challenging

Must have adventurous spirit
Love of craft beer helpful

2021 Dates

Register now


9:30 a.m.  Meet at designated location for group welcome
9:45 a.m.  Adventure begins
Sunset**  Expect to be home by dark

*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. For detailed ferry information, visit the BC Ferries website. Please be aware if you miss the meet-up time, the group will leave as scheduled without you.
**The exact time involved in each adventure depends upon the chosen activity, the number and the skill level of those who participate. We cannot guarantee how long the fun will go on, but we will do our best to have you home before the sun goes down.

Weather guarantee

This adventure will proceed rain or shine. Sunshine is nice, but playing outside in the rain is fun, too.

What’s included

• We will provide the activity-specific gear, however, there may be, on occasion, an additional item or two you will need to bring (see below in “What to bring”)
• Essential training for any skill-based activity
• Nutritious snacks
• Photos of you in action
• Post-adventure celebratory beverage

What to bring

• There may be, on occasion, an additional activity-specific item you will need to bring (a list will provided upon registration; if you don’t already own an item, they will be easy to borrow)
• 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)
• Change of clothing (e.g. dry socks and shirt)
• Sun protection such as sunscreen and a hat
• Vessel for drinking water
• Additional snacks or lunch

What to expect

• It is highly likely you will get dirty and/or muddy, sometimes wet
• There may not be washroom facilities available on site (except the great outdoors)
• Having a good time

Physical ability

All adventurers need to be in good physical health in order to fully participate. 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.

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.