Located northwest of Vancouver, Powell River is part of the mainland of British Columbia, separated from the Lower Sunshine Coast by Jervis Inlet, which cuts in from Malaspina Strait.
Proud of its heritage, and now the largest community on the Sunshine Coast, Powell River is known today for its dynamic cultural life, fascinating heritage and Aboriginal tours, quaint Bed and Breakfasts, and great outdoor recreation - including, hiking, camping and kayaking, excellent fishing, and superb scuba diving. Powell River is a popular year-round sea-to-mountain recreation area, with something for everyone.
Miles of hiking trails lead to beautiful lookouts, waterfalls, peaceful lakes, and spectacular alpine hiking. All this in a town that lays claim to the mildest climate in Canada, where the sun shines each year for an average of 1,760 hours.
There are many different restaurants and art galleries along the main street. Below is the old jail cell now a Mexican restaurant