Since the 18th century, Bowen Island has been the most prominent location for Vancouverites to escape the city hassle and reconnect with wilderness. Yet, over the last decade, the island has seen multiple large housing development changing at the same time the Island’s principal vocation. Now wilderness has let the place for manicured gardens, beaches and golf courses. What was once a hinterland’s monument now is nothing more or less than any other north american suburban development. Base on the nostalgia of what is lost, Bowen’s Cabinet of Curiosities is a memorial to the island’s lost wilderness. Upon arrival, any social markers are deserted; the visitor’s clothes and cultural constructs are left behind. Similar to a traditional Bath-House, it follows the Eating-Sleeping-Bathing cycle. A series of rooms where each captures a very singular natural ‘scene’ of Bowen Island’s lost wilderness. The Sleeping and Eating rooms offer a variety of schemes to escape the traditional and expected ways.