Plan Your Trip

The City of Powell River lies along the shores of the Georgia Strait at the heart of the Malaspina Peninsula.  A deep inlet separates  the area from the rest of the British Columbia mainland, resulting in a rare unspoiled natural beauty.

From Vancouver follow the Sunshine Coast route for 145 km/90 miles.  Complete your journey with a 50-minute ferry ride between Saltery Bay and Earl's Cove.  The road, which runs along the coast from Saltery Bay in the south to Lund in the north, is the northernmost portion of Highway 101, the world's longest highway, which begins 14,880 miles/24,000 km to Quellon at the south end in Chile.


By Car:

Powell River is on Highway 101, about 4-5 hours north of Vancouver. Although the city is on the mainland and there are roads in the area, it is not connected to the Provincial Highway network and will require a couple of ferry rides from Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay to Langdale and Earl's Cove to Saltery Bay – note, you only have to pay once on the way up and once on the return) or a single ferry if coming from Courtenay/Comox to get there.


By Ferry:

BC Ferries offers sailings directly to Powell River from the Little River ferry terminal in Comox on Vancouver Island, and from Earl’s Cove to Saltery Bay (south of Powell River city limits) on the Lower Sunshine Coast.

For a schedule of sailing times please click here. 


By Air:

The Powell River Airport (YPW) is centrally located within city limits. Pacific Coastal Airlines offers daily flights to Powell River. 

Private charter flights are also available.


Getting Around:

Once in Powell River, travel by automobile is recommended, but options include public transit, taxi, biking and walking.

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Contact Us

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 info@discoverpowellriver.com.

Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm


Please feel free to contact us!

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