Getting to Bowen
Bowen home games take place at Bowen Island Community School.
Bowen Island Artificial Turf and Field
1041 Mt Gardner Rd, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2
Tips for traveling to Bowen
Bowen is a 20+ minute ferry trip from Horseshoe Bay via BC Ferries. Bowen Tourism has a great page to help you plan your trip. Stay for lunch!
You can park your car in Horseshoe Bay and come over to Bowen on foot. The fields are only a 5 – 10 minute walk up the main drag to the school. Whether you come in a car or by foot, make sure you arrive at the ticket booth at least ten minutes ahead of the ferry's scheduled departure time to ensure you get on. The ferry leaves Horseshoe Bay approximately every hour in the morning and afternoon, with a longer break at midday. You can find the latest schedule on the BC Ferries website.
The fare to Bowen is round-trip and collected on the Horseshoe Bay side. Youth soccer players are generally eligible for free travel so let the ticket agent know you are playing soccer. Cars and parents are not free. Consider an Experience Card if you have several adults with you or you plan to come to Bowen again. Load the minimum on the card ($115) using your credit card and get 40% off your fare.
If you’re bringing your car on the ferry, when you arrive at the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, stay in the right hand lane and look for the overhead neon sign for Bowen Island. Once you’ve paid your fare and passed the toll booths, you’ll be crossing over to the far left lane and heading all the way to the water where you will be directed to the undercover waiting area affectionately known as “the grotto”.
Soccer fields on Bowen are located at Bowen Island Community School (BICS) on Mt. Gardner Rd. Just continue uphill when you exit the ferry.
Is the field open in bad weather?
The U8-U10 games are played on our artificial turf (AT) field which is almost always open. Teams should assume that the field is open unless advised by the home team manager 24 hours before the game.
U11 - U14 games are played on our grass field. Visiting team managers will be notified of weather-related closures 24 hours before the game.
BIFC provides a tent and bench for visiting teams when required.