Aug 2: Join us for an outing at Mannion Bay

Explore Bowen Island’s best Tidal Flats

Along with the Bowen Nature Club we invite you on a Beach Explore outing on Sunday, August 2, from 10:00 am to noon. We will poke around the extensive tidal flats of Mannion (Deep) Bay adjacent to the Lagoon Causeway and Sandy Beach (see the map below), during an extreme summer low tide: the very best time to observe life on these biologically rich sands and muds. These flats are home to oyster, clams, small fish and crabs, and have been a centre for human activity on the Island, including shellfish harvesting by Squamish Nation peoples, a brickworks (during early settlement), and a recreation hub for Union Steamship holiday crowds.

Map showing Mannion Bay

Come equipped for sun or rain, and footwear that allow you to walk on the beach, and get your feet wet if you choose.

When: Sunday, 02 August at 10:00 am

Where: Meet at the Causeway

Please note: in view of COVID-19 …

Because of COVID-19 we are inviting members of the Conservancy and the Nature Club only, and we are not making a public announcement about this event, since it’s our first “gathering” since February, and we need to be cautious about bringing a large number of people together. We ask that you bring and wear a mask to the event, and practice physical distancing at all times.