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An aerial landscape view of Powell River by the water and in front of local mountains on the Sunshine Coast BC

Powell River, BC


Low rainfall and a year-round moderate climate provides great conditions for year-round outdoor pursuits in Powell River, the perfect location for any getaway. 

Powell River map with BC Ferries routes and nearby cities in the Sunshine Coast

Top things to do

Nearby cities

View of the sea walk and marina at Lund Harbour on the Sunshine Coast BC


Visit the historic fishing village of Lund, just 30 minutes north of Powell River, founded in 1889 by the Thulin brothers from Sweden. You can fish for salmon right off the breakwater, and enjoy craft shops, cafés and restaurants overlooking the harbour.

Aerial landscape view of the islands and mountains in Desolation Sound on the Sunshine Coast BC

Desolation Sound

Explore BC’s largest marine park, Desolation Sound, along the Sunshine Coast, and delve into the many inlets, islets, coves and bays. Enjoy exploring the 8,449 hectares of steep forested hills, saltwater lagoons, sheltered bays, secluded beaches and crystal-clear lakes.

An aerial landscape view of the marina and mountains of Pender Harbour in Madeira Park in Sunshine Coast BC

Madeira Park

Travel to the small community of Madeira Park—named after the island of Madeira, off the coast of Portugal. Relax at many scenic viewpoints of the coast and harbour, plus visit provincial parks, wetlands, and take part in water sports.

Two kayakers kayaking from afar near local islands in the Sechelt Inlet on the Sunshine Coast BC


Travel to beautiful Sechelt, nestled in a strip of land between Howe Sound and the Strait of Georgia and surrounded by lush rainforests. There’s something for everyone, from water sports, to winter sports, to farmers markets, museums and galleries. 



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