Powell River Harbour Guesthouse
4454 Willingdon Ave, Powell River, V8A 2M6, Canada
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Desolation Sound Discovery Tours
an autumn visit
I've posted a few queries on the VT forum over the last few weeks. I'm planning my first visit to BC in August. I would like to find out if Powell River is definately worth a visit. I'd like to do some diving and hiking. I'm spending the first 3 days of my trip in Vancouver and then planning to spend about 10 days between Powell River and Vancouver Island. Any tips on places that I MUST see would be welcome. I'm landing on the 19th August and leave for the Rockies on the 31st so have some time to explore.
RE: an autumn visit
check out this site
or google Powell River, or Sunshine coast, which is right beside Powell River, and a beautiful place to visit as well. Theres lots of hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, golfing, fishing and other fun activities like those in both places.
RE: RE: an autumn visit
Just had a look around the website you recommended.
RE: RE: an autumn visit
While the surrounding area is lovely Powell River itself is a hard bitten blue collar town with little to recommend it to visitors.
Vancouver Island is a much better choice.
RE: RE: an autumn visit
In response to SamSalmon' comments, he obviously hasn't been to the region in a very long time. The area is a fabulous place to both live and visit. I moved here after 10 years of spending summer vacations here. If you like outdoor recreation this is the place to be. In addition to the fantastic hiking on the 180km Sunshine Coast Trail and the many other trails that make the area an outdoors enthusiast dream. There's also the 8 lake Powell Forest Canoe Route, the Knuckleheads Recreation Area and Desolation Sound Marine Park for the best Kayaking in the world as well as many provincial and regioal parks. The Mill which once was THE TOWN downsized long ago and the area is now a tourist mecca. The Marine area is a great district to shop for souvenirs or enjoy lunch or dinner on one of the many restaurant patios as you watch the ships pass by.
The community also hosts many festivals and events including the International Choral Festival Kathaumixw in July and the Blackberry Festival in August. Check out the website www.discoverpowellriver.com The site is older but it has great info on it.
Travel Tips for Powell River
Take a hike!
There are so many great hikes in Powell River it's impossible to discuss them all.
Visit these sites for more info:
The Sunshine Coast Trail is one of the longest anywhere.
Hey, you don't have to do the whole thing. It's easy to do sections and there are even some very nice B&B's along the way.
Local groups such as PRPAWS and the BOMBBB Squad (Bloody Old Mens Bridge Building Brigade) have helped to develop an endless array of trails.
The picture is Emma Lake, an alpine hike of unspeakable beauty.
Powell River - Cultural Capital of Canada 2004
Why was Powell River selected Cultural Capital?
Qathet – a Coast Salish word meaning together, is an apt description of this community’s ambitious project to work with professional artists, community residents and First Nations to celebrate its cultural achievements. Major landmark celebrations, including the 60th Anniversary of the Festival of the Performing Arts, the 50th Anniversary of Powell River Chorus, the 50th Anniversary of the Municipality of Powell River and the 20th Anniversary of the International Choral Festival “Kathaumixw” will combine with the establishment of new French language and cultural camps, a Symphony Orchestral School, a major dance work celebrating the local First Nations history, a legacy in film, a new book and much more to showcase and develop the many talented artists and cultural workers that call Powell River home. Despite its small population and remote location, Powell River has an exciting history of cultural activity.
Find peace in powell river
"A great summer spot"
Powell river is a really great place to get away from it all. For me a nice peacefull place away from vancouver. Most people don't make it up the sunsine coast this far, but if you ever do you will know why i like this place so much. Me and my family would always travel here when i was young becuase we had knew people that lived up here. So every summer we traveled up here. Summer is the best time to visit by far. come up any other time and it will just be raining. It's on the edge of the rain forest. So in winter it will rain for months straight just like vancouver.
Only Memories .....
Our destination was "Fiddlehead Farm" an unusual type of hostel that could only be reached by boat.
The small hostel boat "The Eden Express" picked up passengers twice a week when they travelled in to Powell River to collect post & provisions.
On reaching the jetty a tractor sat chugging offering the luxury of trailer to transport luggage & provisions up the track to the farm.
Along with the other guests we took a leisurely stroll up the small hill through the lush rainforest.
"At the Hostel"
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks here and had taken the option of assisting with chores for 2 hours a day for a cheaper rate and full board. It was an experience that will remain with us for ever - days of interesting conversations, the cow that ran amok in the veggie patch, canoing on the empty lake, the log sauna ......
This hostel main claim to fame is that Mark Vonnegut (son of Kurt the science fiction author) spent time here in the 70's & wrote his book "Eden Express" which describes his battle with schizophrenia and the serenity of the farm.
If you have any Fiddlehead Memoirs please have a look at the web blog
Fiddlehead farm Web Blog
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