All our services are managed out of our head office at 4136 Middle Point Road in Campbell River, BC. Our operations run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Please call our Dispatchers any time at 250-286-3034 Extension 2 if you would like to enquire about our services or obtain a quote.
Log towing is the backbone of Gowlland Towing and we have the expertise, tugs and crew to handle all your log towing needs. Our six coastal vessels and eleven yarding vessels allow us to build tows quickly.
In partnership with Scott Dwyer and the team at Coastal Resource Mapping Ltd. in Nanaimo, we have developed a new and innovative computer software program that tracks log booms and tow orders called; Floodtow. Floodtow can be adapted to interface with our customers systems to minimize data entry errors and manage tows efficiently and effectively.
Gowlland Towing has high powered tugs that have the capacity to tow loaded barges up to 8,000 tons.
Booming and Boom Storage
In past years Gowlland Towing has managed the booming grounds in Menzies Bay, Gowlland Harbour, Port Hardy and Sargeaunt’s Pass and our veteran crew have in excess of 100 years of experience. We have a fleet of twelve winders and super winders to manage both these services and ship loading services.
We own or have access to storage grounds in Menzies Bay, Gowlland Harbour, Plumper Bay, Nanaimo and Crofton.
Gowlland Towing’s fleet of coastal and yarding vessels have the adaptability to safely escort or assist vessels into ports and docks in Campbell River and Texada Island.
Log Ship Tending
Gowlland Towing has a highly efficient crew running tug boats and winders undertaking this specialized work and provides log tending services to Tidal Transport & Trading Limited at the Nanaimo and Crofton ports.
We understand that the needs in this industry are immediate. Our 24/7 Dispatch Service and large dynamic fleet has had tremendous success in servicing the technical needs in this industry.
Gowlland Towing Ltd. was incorporated in 1992 and is a marine towing business specializing in towing logs from anywhere on the East Coast of Vancouver Island and the West Coast of British Columbia to the Howe Sound and the North Arm Jetty for over 26 years. Our Company focus is on reliability in moving the customers products quickly and efficiently along the marine conveyor belt.
The company is based in Campbell River with operations in Nanaimo and Crofton and employs a fleet of 32 vessels and more than 50 people. All our crew are fully licenced and posses the local knowledge and experience required to meet whatever weather conditions come their way in a safe and efficient manner.
The Company is currently owned by the Sweeney brothers, Adam and Devin, who took over the operation from Glenn Wheeler on September 1, 2016 when Glenn retired.
The Company is safety driven and is SAFE Certified by the Forest Council of BC and WorkSafe BC COR.
Purchased from Sharcott Towing Ltd. in October 2017, Built in 1992
Gowlland Towing Ltd. believes that it is important to be a strong pillar in the community and have supported several local organizations with their great causes over the past three years. Most notably;
1st Willow Point Boy Scouts
Axe Capoeira North Island
BC Forest Safety Council
Campbell River Christian School
Campbell River Fish & Wildlife Association
Campbell River Hospice Society/Dave Rennie Memorial Golf Tourney
Campbell River Hospital Foundation
Campbell River Junior B Lacrosse Club
Campbell River Rotary TV Auction
Campbell River Salmon Derby
Campbell River Salmon Foundation
Campbell River Storm Junior B Hockey Club
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association of BC
Canadian Red Cross
Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association
Cops for Cancer Golf Tournament
Crofton Elementary School PAC
Discovery Passage Aquarium Society
Do if for Dana Soccer Sponsorship
Ecole Phoenix Middle School
EDAS ~ Everyone Deserves a Smile
Gillard Pass Fisheries Association
Navy League of Canada
Phoenix Middle School Jorden Andrew Phoenix Fighter Roadtrip
Puget Sound Buddy Walk
Ronald McDonald House BC
Rotary Clubs of Port Hardy & Port McNeill
Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund
Royal LePage Salmon Derby
Shriners Show Fund
Solstice Studio of Preforming Arts
Sprout Meadows Horse Show
The Elks Recreational Children’s Camp Society
Tsunami Rugby Academy
Vancouver Island Quarter Horse Association
Wigs for Kids
Certificate of Appreciation in the ECHO Program's 2020 underwater noise reduction initiatives
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4136 Middle Point Road
Campbell River, BC
Campbell River, BC
Adam and Devin Sweeney
HEALTH & SAFETY
DISPATCH & SALES