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About Powell River

POWELL RIVER-THE PEARL OF THE SUNSHINE COAST

Powell River is a city set within a captivating seaside location. It is known as “the pearl of the Sunshine Coast”; and it is no wonder, with its picturesque landscapes, and striking sunsets. Powell River is located on the northern Sunshine Coast of southwestern British Columbia. The District of Powell River includes the following communities: Saltery Bay, Stillwater, Westview, Cranberry, Townsite, Wildwood, Sliammon, Lund, and Texada Island. It has a population of approximately 16,689 people (Statistics Canada 2011).

Powell River is a year-round, sea-to-mountain playground for all ages. A place where Canoeists and Kayakers can enjoy an experience of a lifetime on the famous Sunshine Coast Trial & Powell River Forest Canoe Route (an 80 km/50 mi camping circuit involving eight pristine lakes). ATV enthusiasts can join the local Powell River ATV Club, and explore the wondrous backwoods of the community. There are numerous campsites, including forestry campsites that are free of charge. Inland Lake Provincial Park is an amazing campsite with a wheelchair-friendly trail that surrounds the entire lake. Powell River is a world-renowned place for scuba divers, with over 100 dive sites, including the world’s finest 3 metre bronze mermaid, located 30 metres under water at Saltery Bay Provincial Park. Powell River has a first class Recreation Centre, Curling Rink, and an 18-hole Championship Golf Course. World class rock climbing, great snow shoeing, and awesome hiking are all part of the outdoor smorgasbord of activity Powell River has to offer. The city is blessed with over 60 km/37 mi of sheltered coastline which abound with beautiful bays, coves, and inlets. Some of the favourite beaches one can discover are Palm Beach, Mahood Beach, Donkersley Beach, Willingdon Beach (located right in town, and includes a campsite and playground with a fun water park), and Gibson’s Beach. If you prefer to swim in fresh water, there are over 40 lakes found in the area. Fairly new to the area is a beautiful sea walk. Totem poles are found placed in the Sea Walk. They can be viewed as you enter Westview on the water front. They display an ancestral depiction of Salish Art.

Powell River is known for its vibrant cultural life, including major arts festivals like International Choral Kathaumixw, which hosts choirs from around the world, and Symphony Orchestra of the Pacific. The Max Cameron Theatre is a new performing arts facility equipped with state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and projection capabilities.

All this, combined with the warmth and friendliness of the people who reside here, make visitors want to stay for good. Powell River is truly, an amazing place to live!

For more information about Powell River, please contact Brandy, she would love to tell you more about her home town!

Powell River Schools

If you are looking to purchase a home in Powell River and have a family, (or would like to have one in the future), you might want to consider how the elementary schools in the community rank again each other.  Choosing a neighborhood in the catchment of a quality school is not only an investment in your child’s future, it has a positive affect on the resale value of your home.  So here are the Powell River schools and how they compare to each other and the schools in the rest of the province.  Please note that the Powell River school district will allow you to enroll your child in the school of your choice regardless of what catchment neighborhood you reside in.

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Kelly Creek School at 2341 Zilinsky Road. Powell River South

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Westview School 3900 Selkirk Powell River Westview

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Henderson Elementary 5506 Willow Powell River BC

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James Thompson Elementary 6388 Sutherland Powell River BC

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Edgehill Elementary 7312 Abbotsford Powell River BC

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Brooks Secondary School 5400 Marine Ave Powell River BC

Manufactured Home Parks
  1. Sunshine Coast Mobile Home Park
    Williams Road/9298 Highway 101
    Telephone: 604-485-2435
  2. Deighton Creek
    8430 Springbrook Road (Powell River South)

    Telephone: 604-414-4046
  3. Sherwood Park Estates
    Springbrook Road (Powell River South)
    Telephone: 604-487-0533
  4. Garnet Rock Oceanside Resort
    8425 Highway 101 (Powell River South)

    Telephone: 604-487-9535
  5. Nassichuk Trailer Court (McLeod Road Mobile Home Park)
    4520 McLeod Road (Paradise Valley)

    Telephone: 604-485-4785
  6. Paradise Valley Mobile Home Park
    4500 Claridge Road (Paradise Valley)

    Telephone: 604-485-2435
  7. Blue Mountain Estates
    7575 Duncan Street (Powell River)

    Telephone: 604-485-5644
  8. Powell Heights Park
    7520 Nootka (Powell River)

    Telephone: 604-485-2435
  9. Lakeside Manufactured Home Park
    5455 Borden (Cranberry)

    Telephone: 604-483-9320
  10. Powell Lake Mobile Home Park
    6263 Lund Street (Wildwood)

    Email: plmhp@shaw.ca
  11. The Tides Mobile Home Park
    6271 McAndrew (Wildwood)

    Telephone: 604-483-2270
Campground & RV Parks

Municipal Campsites

Willingdon Beach Municipal Campsite

Located in Westview on Highway 101. Full & partial hook-ups, wood, fire pits, sandy swimming beach, free hot showers, flush toilets, laundry, covered BBQ area, picnic tables, some cable TV sites, ice, playground, fishing pier, hiking. Telephone: 604-485-2242. For more information, please click on link below:

Willingdon Beach Website

 

Regional Campsites

Haywire Bay Regional Park

Located on Powell Lake, accessed by 7 km gravel road via turn-off from Haslam Road. Wood, fire pits, pit toilets, picnic tables, water, showers ($2), boat launch, with swimming beaches. For more information, click on link below:

Haywire Bay Regional Park Website

Shelter Point Regional Park & Campsite (Texada Island)

Located 19 km from ferry terminal at Blubber Bay. Sani-station, flush toilets, hot showers, cookout area, boat launch, 2 km waterfront, park concession, & playground. For more information, click on link below:

Shelter Point Regional Park Website

Provincial Campsites

Saltery Bay Provincial Park

Located south of town 2 km from Saltery Bay ferry terminal on Highway 101. Non-serviced sites, sani-station, wood, fire pits, water, pit toilets, picnic tables, swimming, hiking, fishing, scuba diving (with disabled diver access). For more information click on link below:

Saltery Bay Campsite Website 

Okeover Arm Provincial Park

Located approximately 19 km north of Powell River in desolation sound. Non-serviced sites, wood, fire pits, water, pit toilets, picnic tables, swimming, and boat launch. For more information, click on link below:

Okeover Arm Provincial Park Website

Inland Lake Provincial Park

Located 12 km north of Powell River on a 5.5 km lake. Accessed by gravel road via turn-off from Haslam Road. Fir pits, water, pit toilets, fishing, boat launch, picnic tables, hiking, 12 km wheelchair accessible nature walk around lake. For more information click on link below:

Inland Lake Provincial Park Website

Forestry Campsites

For a list of forestry campsites please click the below link:

Forestry Campsites

Privately Owned Campsites

Sunlund By-The-Sea

Located in Lund, BC, approximately 28 km north of Powell River. Full hook-ups, picnic tables, fire pits, washrooms, showers, laundry, ocean access, ice WIFI, horseshoe pit, hiking, and swimming. For more information click on the below link:

Sunlund By-The-Sea Website

Yknot Camp and Charter

Located approximately 19 km north of Powell River in Okeover inlet. Fire pits, picnic tables, swimming, hiking, charters. For more information, click on the below link:

Yknot Camp and Charter Website

Garnet Rock RV

Located approximately 2 km south of Powell River and walking distance to Myrtle Point Golf Course. Full hook-ups, hot showers, laundry, cable, telephone, WIFI, walking trails, picnic tables. For more information, click on the below link:

Garnet Rock RV Website

Seabreeze Resort

Located south of Powell River on Highway 101. Large sheltered camping and R.V. sites are minutes walk from the beach. Clean washrooms, fire pits, campers kitchen, horseshoe pit, coin operated showers, free wireless internet, and a laundromat all on site. For more information, click on below link:

Seabreeze Resort Website

Kent’s Beach Campsite

Located south of Powell River on Highway 101. Partial hook-ups (water & hydro), sani-station, flush toilets, coin-op showers, Laundromat, picnic tables, fire pits, waterfront sites. For more information, click on the below link:

Kent’s Beach Campsite Website

 Palm Beach Estates RV Park

Located south of Powell River. Full hook-ups. For more information, click on the below link:

Palm Beach Estates RV Park Website

 Texada RV Park

Located on Texada Island, short walk from Marble Bay Marina. Full hook-ups, cable, internet, picnic and tenting area, full clean restrooms, coin showers and laundry.

Texada RV Park Website

Contractors I recommend are below.  Quality work and reasonable rates.

Edgehill Renovations

New Construction & Renovations, Residential & Commercial(incl plumbing, electrical, roofing, decking, drywall, etc)
Norbert Detlow 604-483-8374

Tree Removal Service
Powell River Tree Service

George Moore 604-483-7986
Cell: 604-483-6654

ABUZZ Construction Company Ltd.

WETT certified inspections, Chimney sweeping, specializing in installation of wood & pellet stoves and chimneys

Justin Behan (604) 483-6527

Cover Your Assets Inspection Service

Residential & Commercial

Jim Harding  Toll Free: 1-866-918-8584
Cell: 250-792-1405

Relish Interiors

Interior design services, decor, furniture, window coverings.

Leah Rourke (604) 578-8579 www.relishinteriors.com

*Jason’s Electrical Service

Jason 604-483-1281

*1st Choice Carpet Cleaning

Joe Smith 604-483-8432

Groundworks Excavating

Roland Byles 604-414-8280 groundworksx@shaw.ca

*Schluter Contracting

New Construction & Renovations
Call: Ray Schluter 604-413-1044

Brew Bay Bed and Breakfast

Call: (604) 487-0176
www.brewbaybandb.com

*Rhino Excavating and Concrete

Ryan Chesney
Telephone: 604-483-1339
Email: Ryan4liberty@hotmail.com

The Powell River Woodworks Ltd.

Call: Johanne  604- 485-4133

Accurate Location Surveys

(including site improvement surveys, topographic surveys, road location survey and design)

Call: Glenn Allen 604-483-1564 (cell) or 604-483-3680 (office)

Newport Electric

Call: Henri Newport (604) 485-0045 (Office) or
Cell:  (604) 483-1838 Newport Electric