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About Bowen Island

Bowen Island is in Howe Sound, British Columbia. The island municipality is part of Metro Vancouver and within the Islands Trust jurisdiction. The Squamish people occupied and used the Howe Sound area, including Bowen Island, for camping during their hunting and gathering expeditions.

The city is home to about 4,256 residents, according to the 2021 population census carried out by Statistics Canada. Around 49% of the population are immigrants, 0.55% of which recently migrated to the country. Aside from English, French is the most common language spoken in the city; Bowen Island also receives at least 1,500 visitors in the summer.

Bowen Island is an excellent place to live, with home prices ranging from $499,000 to $8,950,000. In addition, several small businesses serve this city, including cafés, marinas, grocery stores, gift shops, pharmacies, a building supply yard, and a post office. From its natural beauty to its many amenities, Bowen Island is a wonderful place to stay, whether for a quick vacation or the long run.

Bowen Island - Land Transfer Tax

When purchasing a property in Bowen Island, you’ll have to pay the British Columbia Property Transfer Tax, which is due upon closing. There is no municipal transfer tax. If you’re a first-time home buyer, you could be eligible for a rebate to a maximum of $8,000. See below for British Columbia Property Transfer Tax rates.

British Columbia Property Transfer Tax

Purchase PriceRate
$0 - $200,0001.0%
$200,001 - $2,000,0002.0%
$2,000,001 - $3,000,0003.0%

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Provincial tax$8,000
Municipal tax$0
Total land transfer tax$8,000

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