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Brad lives on the Gulf Islands and combines his home design and building expertise with his knowledge of the islands. He can help you design and build a custom home or cabin to suit your Bowen Island lot and personal preferences. His Bowen Island Builder network will ensure a quality home built for your target budget.

Bowen Island Building Information:

Bowen Island has a special status in the Islands Trust Area as the only island municipality.

Land Use on Bowen is managed by their municipality. The Land Use Bylaw No.57, 2002, consolidated November 2022 and covers the permitted uses for buildings, accessory buildings, seasonal cottages, siting, setbacks and zoning. A copy of the Bylaw can be found here.

Bowen Island Municipality has adopted an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw, in Bylaw No. 528, 2020. These changes came into effect on January 1, 2022 and will include changes to definitions used in Building Permit Applications, including changing definitions for Lot Coverage, Floor Area, and Average and Finished Grade calculations.

Also, all new construction and substantial renovations on Bowen will need to meet Step Three of the BC Energy Step Code.

Contact Brad for more on this. 


Recent Projects on Bowen include:

  • Seaside Cottage - under construction

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To go with the Bylaw are useful land use maps showing zoning:


Schedule B Land Use Map


If you are looking for a lot on Bowen Island and would like advice on building feel free to contact Brad.


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