Margot and Nathan Jantz moved to Powell River from North Vancouver and established 32 Lakes Coffee, which sells small batches of fresh roasted coffees online and in local stores.
Laura Wallace and her husband Allen came to Powell River for the lifestyle and are perfect examples of location not being a big factor when it comes to work. Laura is a Luthier who repairs and builds violins which she sells in Victoria and the Lower Mainland. Allen is an IT specialist that is able to work from anywhere. So they’ve been able to build a life for their family in Powell River that they enjoy immensely.
When Barrie came to Powell River, he wanted a combination of a part-time emergency practice and full-service family practice. He was able to do that here, amongst a collegial group of physicians, and felt really welcomed. He started with a plan to stay one or two years, and as his family grew, he realized that Powell River provided the quality of life they wanted.
In the Westview neighbourhood, Mike and Sara Salome, once managers of a trendy Vancouver Restaurant opened Costa Del Sol Cuisine in 2012 – a Latin flavoured and wildly popular restaurant, and then followed it up with a second restaurant Coastal Cookery in 2014.
Sometimes when you're looking for the perfect place for the next chapter in your life, you find the spot that just feels right, and Liz and Mike found that in Powell River. With options to keep them busy in their retirement, and time to enjoy the eagles, they feel at home here.