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Mount Gardner on Bowen Island | John Asbacher Photography

John Asbacher Photography

Personal Photo Album

Unlike many of the Gulf Islands, Bowen does not show evidence of permanent First Nations settlement. The first white settler arrived in 1872 with an interest in logging some of the Douglas Fir, Cedar and Hemlock found in abundance here. Some limited farming began in areas around Lake Killarney and Trout Lake shortly thereafter, but top soil was scant and the distance from the markets made commercial agriculture difficult.