Ever been to Powell River?
If your answer is "Yes!", Powell River's charm may be the reason why you are considering making a move to our community. If you have never had a chance to come and visit us, it won't take long to provide you with enough reasons for a short stay or a move to one of the most unbelievably beautiful corners of the world.
Powell River is located at the north tip of the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, a couple of ferry rides from Vancouver and one across from Vancouver Island. Take a virtual tour with this video.
We live on the traditional territory of the Tla'amin people, who have inhabited this land for thousands of years, in harmony with the land. Endless snowy peaks and green mountains watch our back, while the land dips into the sheltered waters of the Pacific Ocean. Once the home to the world's largest paper and pulp mill, Powell River is transitioning to a destination for outdoor adventures and cultural activities.
Take some time to explore one of our countless islands and lakes, relax on a beach, and hike or bike our incredible network of trails. Immerse yourself in our forests to spot wildlife, look up the Sunshine Coast Trail (180 km, longest hut-to-hut trail in Canada), plan for some backcountry winter activities...and then stop and relax, enjoying one of our amazing sunsets!
Powell River is also home to several world renown musical events, such as Kathaumixw, a biennial international Choral Festival, and PRISMA, an international summer music academy. Many other music and art events offer entertainment throughout the year. Art galleries, fine restaurants, cafés and the local Townsite microbrewery offer plenty of opportunities to grab a quick coffee, beer or dine out.