Emergency Contacts


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.

Poison Control


Suicide Counselling


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
604 947-2517

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