About Powell River


On BC’s Sunshine Coast, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities, wrapped in a neat and welcoming package for visitors and residents alike.


Located in the Traditional Territories of the Tla’amin First Nation, Powell River has the coastal mountains in its backyard and the ocean on its doorstep. The community provides a wonderful mixture of world class arts, culture, recreation, heritage, festivals and the best in education, health care and infrastructure. All these things and more have drawn many urbanites to Powell River’s shores to build a new life in a safe and comfortable environment that offers the best of British Columbia and Canada.


Surrounded by mountains, lakes, natural forest and the ocean, Powell River offers something for every outdoor recreation enthusiast.


Powell River also has a vibrant arts and culture community and hosts world class festivals and events.  Whether you are hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail, taking in the International Kathaumixw Choral Festival or Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA), exploring our Historic Townsite, or connecting with the world from your home office, Powell River is a great place to live, work and play.

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