Return of the Harlequins

harlequin ducks

Harlequin ducks are a bird-watcher's favourite bird. A photogenic and very obliging subject for photographers and painters alike. During the months of fall, the Harlequin ducks will migrate and Powell River is lucky to be along their migratory route.

While you may view Harlequin ducks in any oceanside location, they tend to congregate at the estuary where Lang Creek meets the ocean. Males are recognisable for their bright showy colouring, while females keep a low profile in shades of brown. View them easily through the beach access at the end of Brew Bay Road.

Be Bear Aware!

The Lang Creek is the location of a Salmon Hatchery with spawning channels for returning salmon. This is easy pickings for the locals bears who gather in the spawning channel area and in the creek in considerable numbers.


Go Coastal - Powell River Coastal by Nature

About 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

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Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm

Please feel free to contact us!

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Welcome to the official tourism website for Powell River
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