River & British Columbia's Upper Sunshine Coast
Upper Sunshine Coast, where Powell River is located, is
a blend of majestic coastal range, numerous forested islands,
and seascapes and history.
courtesy of Tourism Powell River:
River, British Columbia, is world-renowned as the "hot spot"
for scuba diving. Fishing, both commercial and sport, also
plays a predominant role in the community.
and world class salmon fishing are ardently pursued year-round.
naturalists, fishermen and photographers will find vast
areas for exploration.
will want to stop at the museum at Willingdon Beach and
browse through the historic houses and other buildings that
form part of the turn of century architecture in the Townsite.
Nearby Texada Island, Lund and Desolation
Sound also provide spectacular scenery plus a wealth
of recreational activities including clam digging, fishing,
rock hunting, oyster picking or bird watching while offering
a other sites and facilities such as craft shops, boat mooring
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Powell River, British Columbia, is 31 km (19 mi.) north
of Saltery Bay Ferry Terminal on Highway 101. It is served
by BC Ferries from Powell River to Comox and Texada Island.
The route to Comox is a distance of 27 km (17 mi.) by sea,
with a crossing time of one hour and 15 minutes. The is
air and bus service
as well as the ferry system.
Facilities & Activities: Golf course, Saltery Bay Provincial
Park, Powell Forest Canoe Route, Inland Lake (designed for
people with disabilities), hiking, scubadiving, canoeing,
fishing, hikers, wildlife viewing, photography, swimming.
Attractions: Lang Creek Spawning Channel, Mill Lookout,
Powell River Historic Museum & Archives, paper/pulp mill
tours. Sliammon Salmon Hatchery and interpretive centre
is located 5 KM north of Powell River, Valentine Mountain
Lookout, Lang Bay Salmon Enhancement project, historic buildings
in the Townsite, Desolation
Sound Marine Park
- Sandcastle Weekend, Powell River Seafair, Blackberry Festival September - Sunshine Music Fest
There are a number of hotels, motels and B&B's in
the Powell River area plus resorts, RV parks, private and
Powell River Visitor Centre is
located at Crossroads Village,
111- 4871 Joyce Avenue, Powell River, BC, V8A 5P4
Telephone: (604) 485-4701 Fax 604-485-2822
Coast & Mountains Tourism Region
1651 Commercial Drive #270,
Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y3
Tel: (604) 739-9011
Toll Free: 1-800-667-3306
Fax: (604) 739-0153