“North of Town” is a term locals use to describe the region located north of the Historic Townsite. This includes Wildwood, the First Nation territory of Sliammon, to Okeover, the village of Lund, and beyond to Desolation Sound.
"South of Town” is a term locals use to describe the region located south of the “Welcome to Powell River” signs on Highway 101. This includes the areas from Myrtle Point to Saltery Bay. Many great swimming beaches, lake and trail access points, parks and B&B’s can be found on this stretch of highway.
Powell River city centre is a concentrated area of residences, shopping, community services and hotel accommodation. It is also where major events typically take place: International Choral Kathaumixw at the Recreation Complex, Seafair at Willingdon Beach, and Blackberry Festival along Marine Avenue, to name a few.