As an Island community, we depend on the ferry system to engage in our daily lives. There are some important changes happening with the BC Ferries Corporation. Follow the link below for more information.

BC Coastal Ferries Community Engagement Fall 2013

There will be an open house held at the Bowen Island Community School on November 21st, from 5-8pm.


Barry Thomas ~ Living Bowen

Bowen Island Real Estate Specialist

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Bowfest 2013 is coming up quick! Bowen's premier Summer festival is gearing up and we have all the links and info you need. This years this is appropriatly titled "Island Paradise".

"Bowfest 2013 will be on the traditional Saturday prior to the Labour Day weekend, on August 24th"

"The Bowfest Parade kicks off the morning of Saturday August 24th beginning at 10:30 am, coming down Government Road starting at the BICS parking lot.  
The festival field in Crippen Park will open at 11:00 am, with rides and games, food and fun, featuring musical performances throughout the day on stage.  
The upper Field will feature: Cinemazoo reptiles and petting zoo, exhibitions and presentations, displays, activities, and more!"

Find out more info at the official Bowfest website!

Barry Thomas ~ Living Bowen

Bowen Island Real Estate Specialist

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Bowen Island may be a small town, but for a small town, it sure is sophisticated! 


"Left Bank is very much a French style bistro, charmingly French country. Funky chandeliers, Provençal colours, paintings by an artist friend, a 100-year-old baking table are welcoming sights but it’s Dawson that adds the most warmth. Black Dayton boots peeked out from her long black skirt in line with the restaurant’s funky elegance."

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Ps. The Crème brûlée is to die for!


Barry Thomas

Bowen Island Real Estate Specialist



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It's that time of year again!  B.I.G. (Bowen Island Gives) is looking for donations for their annual charity hike to the top of Mt. Gardner!

"This 2nd annual fundraising event is organized by Bowen Island Gives (BIG!). Our goal is to raise $10,000 in support of youth leadership training on Bowen Island that will encourage young people to become actively engaged citizens, both locally and globally. This youth leadership training is delivered through“Me to We”. Register to participate in the hike, or make a donation in support of a hiker and/or the cause!"

I'll be volunteering along with my Living Bowen team. We hope to see you there as well, or at the after party, which was one of the Summer's biggest parties.

Visit their website to pledge and donate!


We hope to see you there,

Barry Thomas


Living Bowen

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Welcome to


I would first off, like to introduce myself...

My name is Barry Thomas. I am a Bowen Island resident and specialist in Bowen Island Real Estate.

On this blog, I will post community happening, and events, as well as real estate market analysis, and upcoming listings and real estate opportunities.

Living Bowen is more than a lifestyle. It is a peaceful Island community surrounded by spectacular nature, that I am happy to call home.

Leveraging my 20+ years of professional business experience; specializing in sales, strategic account management and contract negotiation; I am focused on assisting you with your real estate requirements. I am committed to understanding your needs and achieving your objectives. 

Please contact me today to arrange a consultation for the sale or purchase of your home.

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