“Steamship Days a ticket to the past”
Steamship Days is a tribute to our heritage and celebration of summer. Music, games, events and exhibits will celebrated over 3 days. Bring yer whole family over for a good ol fashion time.
In 1902 Captain Cates sailed here in the luxurious S.S. Britannia and dubbed her, ‘The Happy Isle.’ Thousands of passengers arrived daily in Steamships from Vancouver to frolic on Bowen’s beaches, picnic grounds and dance halls.
In 1924 The Lady Alexandra, the flagship of the Union Steamship Fleet, brought up to 1,400 passengers a day eager to kick up their heels to some of the best dance bands of the era. Over 200 summer cottages and a lavish hotel were built to accommodate the throngs of summer seekers.