If you live on the Sunshine Coast, we encourage you to explore your community safely and responsibly. For our future visitors and travellers, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sunshine Coast when the time is right. More information and future travel inspiration here.
On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Come for a visit – stay for a lifetime.
Welcome to the traditional territory of the Tla’amin Nation. The Tla’amin people have inhabited this region for thousands of years, living in harmony with the land. More recently, the region has been used as a resource extraction centre – once home to the world’s largest pulp and paper mill – Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for outdoor adventure, water based exploration, and relaxing coastal days. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.
Powell River houses the region’s original microbrewery in the historic Townsite district of the region: Townsite Brewing. Passionate about carefully crafted, delicious beer, and bordering the pristine Salish Sea, Townsite Brewing is a favourite of locals and visitors alike!
Stay active and check out the Duck Lake mountain bike trails, or drift off to sleep on Powell Lake in one of their unique floating cabins. Also nestled in this area of the Sunshine Coast is Canada’s longest running movie theatre: The Patricia Theatre (built in 1913!). She is a true reflection of the history and beauty of the area.
On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travellers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, or snowshoe in the Knuckleheads. This is the adventure destination you’ve long been waiting for.
Visitor Information Centre
Powell River Visitor Centre
4760 Joyce Ave
Powell River, BC V8A 3B6