Located at Cypress Provincial Park, through the Cypress Mountain Ski Fields, lies Bowen Lookout. One of the best lookouts in BC, with stunning views of the North-West islands and mountains. The hike is an easy 45 minute trek. We went during Winter, so naturally the trail was filled with snow. However, you would not need snowshoes for this as the snow is easy to walk on in normal winter boots. These views were taken in the winter of 2019 (December).
The map above is a guide to the trail that reaches Bowen lookout. Starting from the parking lots at Cypress Mountain Resort Parking area, enter the trail through the ski fields (shown below) and there will be a separate route to enter the Howe Sound Crest Trail. The trail is well guided with red poles.
The trail is easy to walk on, and only takes 45 minutes one way. There are a couple of impressive views along the trek.
It is truly the most rewarding hike we’ve done thus far here in BC. Definitely should not be missed! Be sure to check out our other hikes around the lower mainland in BC like Quarry Rock, Four Lakes Trail, Lighthouse Park and Grouse Grind.