911 – All Emergencies
B.C. Ambulance Service 911 staffed with paramedics 24/7 on Bowen. Ambulance services are a billable charge. Ensure your house number is clearly visible at night and ideally have someone on the main road directing the ambulance to your home.
Help Line 211
211 is a confidential, multilingual telephone and texting service that provides free information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services, and operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Elder Abuse and Neglect
North Shore Crisis Service
24 hr. crisis line for women and children who are victims of abuse. They provide shelter, counselling and a variety of other services. 604-987-3374 – www.nscss.net
Bowen Island Emergency Notification System
The system will be used to notify Bowen Island residents in the event of disasters or events that may impact your safety and well-being, such as earthquakes, wildfires or hazardous spills. The system may also be used to give you important instructions, such as evacuation routes, shelter-in-place instructions or neighbourhood notifications. There is also a tab in this registration system to inform emergency personnel whether you will need assistance in evacuation.
Emergency Support Services on Bowen
Carolyn McDonald, Bowen Island ESS Director
HealthLink BC – 811
Talk to a nurse, dietician or pharmacist for any health concern 24 hrs a day.
Also available for deaf and hearing impaired at 711