BOWEN ISLAND FC BOWEN ISLAND
Bowen Island FC is committed to making your trip to our beautiful island as easy and enjoyable as possible. We encourage you to reach out to us or to the appropriate team manager to help arrange your visit. You can access our list of team managers on our Directory page. Bowen is a 20+ minute ferry trip from Horseshoe Bay via BC Ferries. Bowen Tourism has a great web site to help you plan your trip. Stay for lunch!
HOW TO GET HERE
Info for Visiting Teams
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 street 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 ($95) 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.
Bowen Island FC Fields
The BIFC soccer fields on Bowen are located at Bowen Island Community School (BICS) on Mt. Gardner Rd. Just continue uphill when you exit the ferry (see google maps below).
BIFC U9 and 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. Our Municipality replaced the existing old turf with a new and improved version in August 2020 which is walnut and cork based (no crumbs!).
BIFC 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.
More information on our home
Why not take advantage of your visit to Bowen Island to explore our special home. Our fields are located in Snug Cove at the heart of the island and home to restaurants, cafes, studios, shops as well as beautiful hiking trails and vistas of the majestic North Shore Mountains.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Bowen and you decide to stay longer or visit another time even if there isn't a soccer game involved.