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Bowser / Deep Bay • Community Information •

Bowser and Deep Bay presents buyers with single family homes on spacious lots and acreages in a natural setting. Many properties offer splendid views from high-bank waterfront locations overlooking Chrome Island, the Strait of Georgia and beyond to the snow-capped Coast Range mountains. Boaters access Baynes Sound, nearby Denman and Hornby Islands and points beyond from the protection of Deep Bay marina.

Photo of Deep Bay welcome signWelcome to Deep Bay,

Bowser / Deep Bay offers extensive coastline with pebble beaches accessed through many public access points. Bowser and Deep Bay are situated in a region informally known as Lighthouse Country. This is a stretch of coastline extending from north of Qualicum Beach up to Fanny Bay / Union Bay and across to Denman and Hornby islands.

Photo of Chrome Island LighthouseThe manned lighthouse on Chrome Island adjacent Denman Island near Bowser / Deep Bay.

This area offers unique views of the Beaufort Mt. Range. Numberous hiking trails also criss-cross this region.

Photo of Deep Bay Spit And Beaufort MountainsThis is Deep Bay spit which provides excellent protection for the Deep Bay Marina.
Photo of Deep Bay Marina With Beaufort RangeSnow-capped Beaufort Mountains provide a breath-taking backdrop against the Deep Bay Marina.

From here, boaters access Baynes Sound and can journey over to many spectacular coastal inlets scattered along the BC mainland coastline and to points beyond.

Photo of Sailboats MooredAn assortment of boats moore at the Deep Bay Marina.
Photo of Crab TrapsCrab traps moored at the Deep Bay Marina.
Photo of Deep Bay MarinaThe pier.
Photo of Deep Bay Marina 2Working fish boats.
Pebble beaches along the easily accessible shoreline provide miles of beachcombing and even fly-fishing opportunities. Baynes Sound itself is a perfect nursery for shellfish.
Photo of Miles Of Pebble Beach For BeachcombingPebble beach along the coastline offers miles of beachcombing.

A recent newcomer to the area is the highly acclaimed Vancouver Island University Deep Bay Marine Field Station. This innovative research facility has attained Green building standards highest level, namely LEEDS platinum accreditation.

VIU Centre for Shellfish ResearchVIU Centre for Shellfish Research at Deep Bay
VIU Shellfish Marine StationRianna and Sarah admire their new ocean touch tank at the VIU Shellfish Marine Station.

This world-renowned lab does innovative research into sustainable shellfish aquaculture and preservation of coastal ecosystems. The clam-shaped building with it’s educational aspects are open to the public and definitely worth a visit.

Ocean Touch TankOcean touch tank.

Shopping needs are met locally in the newly expanded Bowser mall. A very strong arts community flourishes here with many highly talented artists calling the area home. A palpable sense of community exists in Bowser and Deep Bay. The area is currently going through a phase of careful but welcomed growth.

Photo of Welcome To The Bowser MallWelcome to Bowser's local shopping.

Courtenay is to the north and Qualicum Beach to the south, at about 1/2 hour away. Excellent downhill and cross country skiing can be found about 1/2 away at Mt.Washington as well. If you are looking for real estate in a natural setting with spectacular scenery then this may be the community you have been looking for!

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