About Powell River
On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre – once home to the world’s largest pulp and paper mill – Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.
On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you’ve long been waiting for.
Parks & Recreation
The Powell River region is home to some of the most spectacular parks and beaches on the west coast of British Columbia. Here, you will find some of our favourites. There is also a fantastic Recreation Complex to satisfy all your recreation needs.
Arts, Culture & Heritage
With world-class artists, festivals and events, it is no wonder that Powell River was named the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2004.
Spa Wellness & Golf
Desire a more leisurely holiday? Give your mind and body the break it deserves. Treat yourself to the ultimate in relaxation.
Who doesn’t love a good party? Join us for some of our world-famous festivals including the Blackberry Festival, SeaFair, the Powell River Film Festival, Texada Island’s Sandcastle Weekend, Kathaumixw, Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, and the Sunshine Music Festival.