Crippen Regional Park, Bowen Island WALKING/HIKING TRAIL LOOP w6a

Map Legend: 

w6a Crippen Pk-Bowen 12k 
Orange Track is the complete Loop including the optional Dorman Lookout

Ferries Schedule Horseshoe Bay - Bowen Iland

Front of  Library in Snug Cove is a good starting point for people coming off the ferry
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About the Journey: 

Crippen Regional Park  -  The Metro Vancouver Regional Park website.

It comes off the Trans Canada Trail at Horseshoe Bay by taking a 20 minute ferry to Bowen Island.  There is no need to take a vehicle over for this loop.  The loop is 12 km   ( 2.2km less if you leave out Dorman Point).  This is quite an easy walk including restaurants and shops.  Allow up to 4 hours to do the whole trail allowing for stops.  A good meetup place is in front of the Library just beyond the Snug Cover Ferry terminal.

Main features for this walking loop:

  • Snug Cove itself with its amenities and a great waterfront
  • Bridal Fallsl and Fish Ladder
  • Killarney Lake circuit
  • Killarney Meadow and Fish Hatchery
  • Artisan Square (place to eat as well)
  • Dorman Point Lookout (Can be kept as an option of 2.2 km)

A good historical review of Bowne Island on this website