Welcome!

Bowen Island Trail Society (BITS) is a volunteer organization dedicated to building and maintaining a well-integrated and interconnected community trail network for non-motorized trail users on Bowen Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Our activities

Trail stewardship, maintenance, and building | Fundraising | Events | Monthly hikes and trailruns

Together with Bowen Trail Riders Association (BTRA) and Bowen Island Horse Owners’ and Riders’ Association (BIHORA), BITS signed a Partnership Agreement on May 3, 2018, with the province of BC. Specifically, this will allow trail building and improvements on Mt. Gardner for multiple uses. The agreement lasts for two years, with the possibility to extend by five or 10 years thereafter. View the agreement.

Focus Fall 2018: Mt. Gardner trail navigation project | Mt. Gardner trail projects under the Crown Partnership Agreement

BITS board

Left to right: Chuck Venhuizen (Chair); Jessica Slater (Secretary)
Bev Attfield (Treasurer); Phil Osborne (Vice President); Alicia Hoppenrath (President)


Thank you to Angela Huxham and alicia hoppenrath for the generous use of their
beautiful photographs taken on the trails of Bowen Island