The Cape Roger Curtis lands consist of 255 hectares (631 acres) at the entrance to Howe Sound, on the south west corner of Bowen Island, just 20 km from downtown Vancouver. The lands embrace over 3 km of unspoiled coastline, mature second growth forest, rare coastal bluff ecosystems, and an extensive trail system of old logging skid roads. Cape Roger Curtis is the only undeveloped coastal tract of land of this beauty and size close to Vancouver.
The Cape Roger Curtis lands contain a significant amount of environmentally sensitive and ecologically exceptional areas worthy of protection. Several rare plant species occur (e.g. Great Camus, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Menzies’ Larkspur), and the property contains a provincially ranked S2 (red-listed) plant community (Shore Pine-Douglas fir/Cladina with Rocky Mountain juniper).
The beaches and trails on the western side of the property have unsurpassed recreational potential, for hiking, picnicking, swimming, kayaking, and diving. The Cape Roger Curtis lands are seen as the destination jewel in the “Cove to Cape” Greenway concept: the backbone of Bowen's “Island of Walks” vision.