Blessed with a beautiful seaside setting and an abundance of sun, clear water and sandy beaches, Powell River is a favoured destination of families and adventure travellers seeking a wide variety of outdoor activities and recreational sites.Bracketed by Georgia Strait and the magnificent coastal mountain range, the regional district of Powell River stretches along the lengthy shoreline from Saltery Bay in the south to Lund in the north.
Located northwest of Vancouver, Powell River is part of the mainland of British Columbia, separated from the Lower Sunshine Coast by Jervis Inlet, which cuts in from Malaspina Strait.
Proud of its heritage, and now the largest community on the Sunshine Coast, Powell River is known today for its dynamic cultural life, fascinating heritage and Aboriginal tours, quaint Bed and Breakfasts, and great outdoor recreation – including, hiking, camping and kayaking, excellent fishing, and superb scuba diving. Powell River is a popular year-round sea-to-mountain recreation area, with something for everyone.
Miles of hiking trails lead to beautiful lookouts, waterfalls, peaceful lakes, and spectacular alpine hiking. All this in a town that lays claim to the mildest climate in Canada, where the sun shines each year for an average of 1,760 hours.
14,035 within the municipality
Total trading area 22,000
Powell River is located on Highway 101 on the Sunshine Coast of BC, and can be reached from Vancouver in the south (5 hours, 88 miles/141 km) by catching a ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, driving from Langdale to Earls Cove on Highway 101, and catching another ferry from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay and the Upper Sunshine Coast.