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


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. To register: http://www.bowenislandmunicipality.ca/ens

Bowen Island Emergency Program Coordinator: Christie Stashyn
Phone: 778 878 4327
Email: cstashyn@bimbc.ca

Emergency Support Services on Bowen

Emergency Support Services (ESS) provides short term assistance to British Columbians who are forced to leave their homes because of fire, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies. Assistance may include food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and family reunification services. ESS may also provide specialized services such as first aid, child minding, pet care and transportation. For more information or to volunteer: https://www.bowenislandmunicipality.ca/ess

Carolyn McDonald, Bowen Island ESS Director
604 947-2517

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

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