Welcome to On the Sea, a French themed Bed and Breakfast, located on beautiful Bowen Island, British Columbia. Situated only twenty minutes by water taxi from Granville Island, downtown Vancouver, On the Sea offers a wonderful, romantic getaway from the city. Our close proximity to Vancouver allows access from most points to our door within an hour or less. You can drive from Vancouver, or come to us by public bus from downtown.
Bowen is reached through the British Columbia Ferry terminal in Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, which offers quaint restaurants, pubs and shops. A short ferry ride on the Queen of Capilano takes you to Snug Cove, Bowen Island. We are situated within 5 minutes from Snug Cove restaurants and shops by car, or for those who enjoy a hike, a 25 minute walk over hilly terrain. We can offer transportation to and from the ferry, although most guests prefer to bring their own cars for exploration of the island.
Our exceptional, secluded location on the ocean and attention to detail all help you to capture the quiet and enjoy one of the best mini getaways possible. On the Sea is tucked away on one private acre of forest with over 400 feet fronting directly on the Pacific Ocean. From your private oceanfront balcony, enjoy the stunning ocean and mountain vista, and in the evening, illuminated ferries gliding by the gently shimmering lights of West Vancouver.
There is much wildlife including our resident deer and many eagles, hawks, Canadian geese, cormorants and more. At night, the seals are often heard slapping the water with their flippers. Occasionally, pods of killer whales pass us on their way up Howe Sound.
We strive to provide the ambiance of relaxed luxury and privacy to allow you to truly experience tranquility, romance, and pampering. We love to help you celebrate special occasions, whether it be a birthday, anniversary, or wedding. During your visit, you will experience all of the reasons our guests leave for home feeling refreshed and renewed.