On British Columbia’s Bowen Island, Kitoki Inn is an idyllic place to find solitude. Owners Mitsumi Kawai and Rob Leadley invite guests to unplug from everyday distractions and reconnect with nature in an atmosphere that encourages rest and rejuvenation.
Nectar Yoga’s retreat on Bowen Island feels less a quick zip into remote island wilderness (20 minutes from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver), and more a slow journey from civilization to a Tolkienesque vale a world away.
Allison Audrey Weldon has been on a long journey to find a home in the creative orbit of wellness. Her skin-care line, Sangre de Fruta, touches on her experiences in the four corners of the globe.
In 2014, the co-founders of Artigiani Milanesi packed their entire artisanal cashmere manufacturing business into two 40-foot-long shipping containers and left the industrial bustle of Milan. Their destination was Bowen Island: 50 square kilometres of forested, rocky beach-rimmed land in Vancouver’s Howe Sound.