Situated along the magnificent Malaspina Strait, 135 km (84 mi) northwest of Vancouver, Powell River is surrounded by some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the world. Powell River is considered as one of the best salt and freshwater fishing and scuba diving place in Canada. Charter boats are plentiful, with captains experienced in finding the fishing hot spots. Browse through the local shops offering weaving, pottery and carving.
Its history as a prosperous foresty community is honoured each year at the Powell River Loggers' Sports Competition with events such as chainsaw carving, axe throwing and tree-climbing.
Visit the Powell River Historic Townsite, a national historic district where you can find 1910 & 1930's Westcoast Craftsman style homes and institutional and commercial structures.
Explore the Inland Lake Site and Trail System, a 13-km, wheelchair- accessible trail. Also enjoy more than 100 regional dive sites. Visit the Sliammon Fish Hatchery ran by the Sliammon First Nation. And do not forget to visit the Powell River Historic Museum.