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.
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.
Jennifer McGowan, Emergency Program Coordinator, Bowen Island Municipality
604 947 4255
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
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