Coastal by Nature

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Great Blue Heron

A frequent flyer in our parts is the Great Blue Heron. Bird watchers and photographers will be surprised to find out just how amenable these local bird celebrities can be when having their photo taken. You can picture them anywhere along the coastline as they search out small fish in the shallows of our many local beaches.

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Humpback Whale

While not known as a whale-watching destination, we're happy to see any of our cetacean friends swimming in the Salish Sea. Seeing one of these whales while out on a kayaking or sightseeing excursion is a rare treat and feels like you've won an in-the-wild lottery!

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Barred Owl

You'll need to be paying attention in order to spot this feathery visitor to our forests. The barred owl has a distinctive call that sounds like they're saying, "who cooks for you?" They blend in perfectly against the tree trunks of the local flora and fauna.

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    Powell River Film Festival February 15-19, 2017 Patricia Theatre & Evergreen Theatre Screenings of selected films at the Patricia Theatre
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    Powell River Festival of the Performing Arts Saturday, February 18 - March 4, 2017 Powell River Academy of Music, Powell River
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    PRISMA June 12 - 24, 2017 Various Locations Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) offers a unique program that prepares
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    Powell River Home & Garden Show April 28 & 29, 2017 Powell River Recreation Complex Advice, expertise, tips & tricks,
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About us - Hello and Welcome

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Make your first stop in Powell River the Powell River Visitor Information Centre located at 4760 Joyce Avenue.
Here you will find helpful staff ready to provide maps and directions, offer local services, help source and book local adventures and tours as well as secure accommodation.
Our staff are all trained Tourism/Visitor Information Counsellors who are happy to answer questions and offer local insider knowledge.
We are available to answer your calls and help you plan your visit to the Sunshine Coast and the Powell River area.

Visitor Information Centre

4760 Joyce Avenue, Powell River B.C. Canada

Call 1.604.485.4701

 Toll-free at 1.877.817.8669

You can reach us by email at

Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm

Please feel free to contact us!

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