Getting Here

By Bike:

You can take your bike on the ferry for $2. Once you are in Powell River, its easy to ride around. The New Bike Park is only 10 minutes away for the Westview Ferry Terminal, and 1.5 hours away from the Saltery Bay ferry terminal. There are no bike lanes (yet), but we are working on it. Powell River is surrounded by great mountain bike trails.

By Car:

Powell River is on Highway 101, about 4-5 hours north of Vancouver. Although the city is on the mainland and there are roads in the area, it is not connected to the Provincial Highway network and will require a couple of ferry rides from Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay to Langdale and Earl’s Cove to Saltery Bay – note, you only have to pay once on the way up and once on the return) or a single ferry if coming from Courtenay/Comox to get there.


By Bus:

Malaspina Coach Lines offers daily transportation between the towns of the Sunshine Coast through to Vancouver and the Vancouver International Airport.


By Ferry:

BC Ferries offers sailings directly to Powell River from the Little River ferry terminal in Comox on Vancouver Island, and from Earl’s Cove to Saltery Bay (south of Powell River city limits) on the Lower Sunshine Coast.


By Air:

The Powell River Airport (YPW) is centrally located within city limits. Pacific Coastal Airlines offers daily flights to Powell River.


Private charter flights are also available.


Getting Around:

Once in Powell River, travel by bike is recommended, but options include public transit, car, taxi, biking and walking.