Powell River Lifestyle
Hiking, Cycling, Kayaking, Sailing, Scuba Diving… Arts & Culture… and a Mediterranean Climate
The Sunshine Coast is known as a destination for people looking for year-round recreation and cultural experiences. With friendly neighbourhoods, world-famous hiking and biking trails, tranquil lakes, vibrant festivals and events, and more beaches than you can imagine! The Powell River -- Discover Yourself website is a great place to visit for lots of information.
Destination Powell River headlines the Coast as a place “where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities.”
BC Adventure waxes on about the “blend of majestic coastal range, numerous forested islands, and seascapes and history.”
The Sunshine Coast Trail, a community effort, is a 180-kilometre trail that stretches from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay. In 1992 a small group of people founded the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society (PRPAWS) and started building trails that linked the remaining stands of old growth forests of the region.
The Tourism Powell River website sums it up: “Powell River offers unspoiled wilderness beauty, endless ocean vistas and more than 36 lakes in temperate rainforest to explore. Here you will find friendly locals, unique neighbourhoods and a wide variety of events and art venues to keep you entertained.”