Located at the northern end of British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, Powell River and surrounding area is know for it's breathtaking beauty and extensive outdoor activities. Uniquely situated, Powell River is where the mountains and fresh water lakes meet the beach and ocean waters, creating an opportunity to enjoy fresh water activities, salt water activities or mountain activities literally all in one day!
Powell River and the surrounding area is world renowned for it's hiking and nature trails. Home to the Sunshine Coast Trail, a 180-kilometre back country hiking experience that stretches from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay.
As quoted from Trailforks.com..."Some of the best loamy rides in the west, hundreds of kilometers of singletrack and no crowds. Powell River charges onto the mountain bike scene with challenging, technical and fast trails through Coast Mountains rainforest. Maintained by a thriving scene of committed local riders and trailbuilders, Powell River mountain biking trails are blowing visitors away with the amazing quality and volume of singletrack."
Powell River is also home to an extraordinary wilderness canoe route. A lake to lake campsite and portage circle route for multi- or single day trips. The Powell Forest Canoe Route is one of the finest canoe journeys in the province. Expect enrapturing visuals: soaring coastal mountains laden with cedar, fir, and spruce trees overlooking fjord-like waters, and wildlife sightings from bald eagles to black bears. More Information...
Enjoy a stroll through the Powell River Historic Townsite.
Townsite is one of three nationally designated historic districts in BC, a neighborhood of arts and crafts style homes and unique historic buildings from the early 20th century. The district was built around the paper mill on a Garden City plan designed to enhance the area’s natural beauty and attract newcomers to a single-industry town.
While in the area, be sure to take in and enjoy a few of the many casual and fine dining restaurants Powell River has to offer. Or if you are a fan of micro breweries, you are in luck! Powell River is home to the Townsite Brewing Co.
Visit Tourism Powell River to find out about all the area has to offer!