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MEMORIES ARE MADE HERE EXPLORING NEIGHBOURHOODS 6 DESTINATIONS 12 FAMILY 16 CAMPING 34 THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY 38 HIKING 40 PICTURE-PERFECT SELFIE SPOTS 44 CLIMBING AND BOULDERING 45 BIKING 46 DINING 48 ARTS AND CULTURE 49 EVENTS 50 ACCOMMODATIONS 54

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WELCOME TO POWELL RIVER SCENIC BEAUTY | LOCAL PRIDE | CULTURAL ENDURANCE

Powell River area (population: approx. 20,000) is a breathtaking jewel on British Columbia’s upper Sunshine Coast. Founded upon innovation and defined by nature, this vibrant coastal community is positioned along the eastern shores of the Salish Sea. Whether you crave music, mountains or marine life, prepare to be amazed by all the region has to offer. Plan your route: 170 kilometres north of Vancouver, as the crow flies The fastest way to and from Powell River is by airplane. Pacific Coastal Airlines offers daily service out of Vancouver, with a flight time of approximately 25 minutes. The city is also accessible by car or daily bus service, using a scenic combination of ferries and highways. Some people visit by pleasure boat, stopping in at the various marinas, government wharves and marine parks located in the immediate vicinity. Some take a circle route, arriving in Powell River from Vancouver via Sechelt Peninsula, before departing to Comox on Vancouver Island and continuing on with their journey. Others never leave, falling in love with the coastal community and heading straight to the nearest real estate office. Tla'amin Nation traditional territory Powell River is located on the unceded territories of the indigenous Coast Salish. Tla’amin Nation people have been stewards of these lands for thousands of years. We encourage you to honour their culture and learn about their traditions during your visit.

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How did Powell River get its name? Israel Wood Powell serves as namesake for Powell River and Powell Lake. He was a doctor, businessperson, politician and friend of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. MacDonald. In fact, it was MacDonald who gave Powell the first Canadian flag ever to fly on British Columbian soil. After the province joined Canadian Confederation a month later, Powell was given a role in federal government that would be equivalent to the minister of indigenous and northern affairs today.It was in that capacity he first visited the site that bears his name.

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NEIGHBOURHOODS South of town

Powell River’s south-of-town areas are some of the very best for outdoor adventures. Along this stretch of Highway 101, there are numerous beaches and trail access points, both marked and unmarked. On one side of the road, you can enjoy tide pools and ocean vistas at Myrtle Rocks Regional Park; on the other, you can play a round of golf at an 18-hole, Les Furber-designed course. Or, head to nearby Duck Lake Road for access to fantastic multi-use trails, or further south to Palm Beach Regional Park for a picnic on the water. Eagle River is a hidden gem, with its natural waterfall and glorious canyons, while the more visible Lang Creek Salmon Hatchery is an impressive sight during the annual salmon run. Further south, you’ll find access to Powell Forest Canoe Route and Stillwater Bluffs before reaching Saltery Bay, where a nine-foot bronze mermaid thrills divers 20 metres below the surface of the sea.

Paradise Valley

One of Powell River’s best-kept secrets is an agricultural area known as Paradise Valley, which boasts fertile fields and some of the best horseriding trails in town. A farmer’s market is held at Paradise Exhibition Park every Saturday and Sunday from May to September. The site is also home to a miniature railroad, with 800 feet of rideable track, that is sure to be a hit with young visitors. Further along Padgett Road, you will find access to Hamill Lake, a hidden gem with warm waters and woodland views. Just remember to leave with everything you brought in, as there are no garbage receptacles on site.

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Find your centre Scenic and central, Westview is situated at the heart of all the action. Not only does the area house the majority of Powell River’s population, but also a variety of businesses, services and amenities. Two main roads, Marine Avenue and Joyce Avenue, run parallel to each other and will lead you toward just about anything you could possibly need. Find your comfort Rarely does a meal in Westview not come with a view. In fact, many of Marine Avenue’s fantastic restaurants will be happy to seat you on a patio that overlooks the glistening waters and technicolour sunsets we

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NEIGHBOURHOODS have become famous for. The downtown area is also prime real estate for hotels and bed and breakfasts, with plenty of options to suit your taste and budget.

Townsite

Take a walk through history In 1995, Powell River’s Townsite neighbourhood was designated a National Historic District, an honour and a rarity still in Western Canada. The area features 12 surviving commercial buildings and 400 Find your footing Take a morning stroll onto the Westview Wharf, or head south along private homes, all constructed between 1910 and 1930 as Powell River the Sea Walk. It’s not uncommon to spot an eagle or a heron on a quest Company set up and expanded its operations. Townsite Heritage Socifor breakfast, or to see a pod of whales or dolphins blowing off in the ety has put together a beautiful map containing 17 points of interest, all distance. At the opposite end of Marine Avenue you will find Millen- within walking distance of each other. Be sure to pick one up at Visinium Park, an unspoiled oasis right in the heart of the city. During tor Centre and enjoy a few hours of exploring on your own, or book a guided tour during the summer months. summer months, Willingdon Beach becomes the Did you know? mecca for community events and the Willingdon In the winters Townsite: then and now Beach Trail is a historical treat with a steam donkey, of 2016 and 2017, By the 1980s, many civic services had moved into Westview, sidewinder and other logging relics left over from its Cranberry Lake froze leaving the opportunity for new establishments to populate the former life as a railway (logging grade). over for the first time storied structures in Townsite. Today, you will find a craft brewin 20 years. Residents ery in the former federal building and post office and a bouCranberry grabbed their hockey Cute and colourful, Cranberry is the perfect place tique hotel in the former provincial building and courthouse. for a swim, hike or breakfast on a Saturday morning. Dwight Hall, the extravagant company ballroom, has retained sticks and laced up All amenities are just a stone’s throw from one anits original usage and still plays host to dozens of concerts, their skates once other, making it a great area of the city to explore on weddings and events every year. The same can be said for the again, paying foot. Brunch at Magpie’s Diner is a must, followed by Patricia Theatre, which is now Canada’s longest continuously homage to the a scenic climb to the top of Valentine Mountain or a operating cinema and vaudeville business. outdoor rink that dip in the waters of Mowat Bay. Try Lindsay Park for gave many Powell a peaceful picnic overlooking Cranberry Lake, and The incredible hulks Riverites their first be sure to check out the stubborn crop of lily pads Dating back to the early days of the Powell River Company, on-ice experiences. that has claimed its waters in recent years. the hulks make up the largest floating breakwater in the world. »

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An arc of former unpowered ferro-cement supply barges, each one has a name and most of the current vessels date back to the mid-1940s. The longest, SS Peralta, was built in 1921 and is the last American-built concrete ship still afloat. The hulks are viewed best from the Townsite viewpoint on Marine Avenue; up a block, beside the Lawn Bowling Club; or from the shores of Second Beach.

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The mill Although Powell River’s mill site has changed significantly from its original 1910 footprint, Catalyst Paper Corporation still employs nearly 400 residents. In its heyday, it was the largest pulp and paper facility in existence, employing nearly 3,000 workers and supplying four per cent of the world’s newsprint. More recently, the bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey was printed on Powell River paper. Did you know? Powell River has the first Credit Union in BC. It was chartered by a group of Powell River Company millworkers in 1939 with a deposit of $48.30, just over $800 in today’s currency.

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Much of Townsite’s original architecture was built in the Arts and Crafts Bungalow or Tudor Revivalstyle, save for a few noticeable exceptions like the federal building (now Townsite Brewing). “That was the first shift away from the Arts and Crafts movement,” says Nelson. “It was a pivotal year. All of the sudden there was a stampede toward the modern and then the mid-century modern.” At only 500 metres in length, Powell River is the second shortest river in the world. It was first dammed in 1910 and later raised in 1924 to generate more power for the mill. “The best viewpoint of both our past and our future, essentially, is from the middle of the Wildwood Bridge,” says Nelson. “You can see a lot of history standing there.” The mill site and dam are located atop the original settlement of the Tla’amin people, an area known as Tees Kwat, or “Big River.” Prior to the 1870s, this unceded territory was used for habitation and spiritual activities by the indigenous Coast Salish. “This was a permanent base,” said Nelson. “There is evidence that there were easily 4,000 to 5,000 people.”

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Wildwood

Wildwood is located just to the north of Powell River’s historic Townsite neighbourhood, connected by a bridge that spans a lakeside area known as the Shinglemill. The facility produced cedar shakes for more than 40 years, beginning in 1913. Today, it is a popular restaurant and marina where many go to watch the boats going by. Up the hill you will find fertile farmland and many popular hiking trails, including those leading to Scout Mountain. Accessible via Sunset Park and conquered in under an hour, this day-hike pays handsomely with panoramic ocean views.

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Tla’amin Nation

Past, present and future Coast Salish people have inhabited the Sunshine Coast for thousands of years, fostering a deep connection with the land and its abundant resources. Archeological sites around Powell River, Texada, Ahgykson (formerly Harwood Island) and Okeover paint a cultural picture that we are only beginning to comprehend as time goes on. The current Tla’amin village site, Teeshoshum, located between Wildwood and Lund, is home to more than 1,000 residents, around one-20th of the original population. A treaty agreement that took effect in April 2016 was a major milestone for the now-self-governing Tla’amin Nation, representing a confirmation of land and resource rights and the return of 8,323 hectares of unceded territory. Be in the know All harvesting activities on Tla’amin Nation lands, such as salal or mushroom picking, require a permit. Visit tlaaminnation.com for more information. DISCOVER POWELL RIVER 2017

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LANGUAGE LESSON Try out a few of these phrases in Tla’amin and see if you have what it takes to master the first nation language.

NEIGHBOURHOODS Points of interest: Tla’amin Convenience Store 5245 Lund Street A gift gallery, gas bar and restaurant all rolled into one. Since 2014, Sli City Grill has been putting a first nations twist on gourmet burgers, wings, fish and chips and more. Tla’amin Cultural Centre 4940 Salish Drive A community hub offering workshops in basket weaving, language and traditional song and dance. Events and times may vary; please call to confirm.

We welcome you to our territory č̓ɛč̓haθɛč ʔa taθ qʷal ʔatəms gɩǰɛ. cheh-cheh-ha-thatch tath qwal ah-tums gih-jeh We are one people paʔəšt ta qaymɩxʷ pah-uh-sht ta qay-miexw I am happy to see you ʔi mot tatᶿ kʷʊnome eee-mote taTH kwun-oh-may How are you? ʔaǰəčxʷʊt ah-jetch-xwut

Tla’amin Salmon Hatchery 5073 Highway 101 A working hatchery promoting the awareness and conservation of salmon, one of the most sacred and culturally important species to the Tla’amin people. Totems around town As a symbol of significant ancestral, historical and cultural events, you will find several totem poles standing proud in the Powell River area. Most prominently, they can be spotted in Westview at the viewpoint on Marine Avenue and Ajoomixw Park on Wharf Street, at the viewpoint in Townsite and outside the new Government House building in Tla’amin. In 2014 and 2016, a locally carved pole was awarded as the grand prize at International Choral Kathaumixw, a biennial festival of choirs that has existed in the Powell River area since 1984.

Goodbye ʔɛmaχʷiyga eh-ma-wee-ga I will see you again čɛtᶿəm kʷʊnome Chet-thum kwun-oh-meh Need a little extra help with pronunciation or interested in more phrases? Visit firstvoices.com/en/sliammon to hear these words and more, spoken by members of the Tla’amin community.

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NEIGHBOURHOODS Lund

Lund can be found at Mile 0 of Highway 101, which stretches 24,000 kilometres south to Quellón, Chile. This charming fishing village was founded in 1889 by two Swedish brothers who named it after an easy-to-pronounce city from their homeland. The Historic Lund Hotel still stands today as a testament to their craftsmanship and overlooks a bustling harbour and busy government wharf. The area is also home to a pub and art gallery, along with several dining establishments and retail shops. Lund serves a gateway to Desolation Sound and the Copeland Islands and is the home base for Lund Water Taxi, with daily service to Savary Island. Don’t miss the Lund Shellfish Festival, held annually at the end of May, with live music, artisans, cooking demonstrations and a chowder challenge.

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Destinations Desolation Sound

Don’t let Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park’s dreary moniker keep you away. In reality, the area is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Located 32 kilometres north of Powell River, the park is comprised of a series of islands, coves and inlets that are sheltered from the elements due to their unique location. These warm, deep waters are revered among swimmers, kayakers and scuba divers, who find much to discover within. The sound is also frequented by yachters, who have been known to sing the praises of Prideaux Haven, Tenedos Bay and Grace Harbour on many occasions. Desolation Sound is BC’s largest marine park, measuring 8,449 hectares in total with over 60 kilometres of shoreline to explore.

Savary Island

Surrounded by warm waters and sandy beaches to rival Hawaii, Savary Island is a unique 13-kilometre slice of paradise. But be warned: the area does take a little extra preparation, due to the mixture of private and public spaces to be found there. Savary is accessible by float plane, boat or water taxi from Lund Harbour. Nearly all property is under private ownership, however, the beaches and access roads are fair game and there are plenty of opportunities to rent a piece of the island for days or even weeks at a time.

Did you know? Savary Island is home to one of the largest arbutus trees in Canada. It measures almost 25 metres tall and nearly six metres in circumference.

Savary Island checklist: A map Savary’s star attractions, Indian Point and South Beach, are not what greet you when you arrive at the wharf. Come prepared with a map so you can find your intended destinations and avoid any accidental trespassing along the way.

Bottled water The island features a pub, restaurant and a natural spring mid-island, but you never know where you will be when thirst hits. Best to play it safe by bringing bottled water; just do not drink too much because public washrooms are scarce. Garbage bags There are no garbage facilities to be found on Savary, so everything

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you bring onto the island must come back off with you. Take along a backpack and some garbage bags to contain your waste and help keep this delicate ecosystem in pristine condition. A flashlight All electricity on the island is supplied by generator or solar panel and campfires are strictly prohibited, so be sure to bring a flashlight with you to illuminate the way once the sun goes down.

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Destinations Texada Island

Over 300 square kilometres to explore and enjoy! The largest of the Southern Gulf Islands, Texada holds an important place in Tla’amin history for its richness in resources. Spanish explorers gave the area its name in 1791, but the middens and fish weirs on the island’s west side predate their arrival by centuries. Today, Texada is home to more than 1,000 residents, split between Gillies Bay and Van Anda. Visitors may choose to arrive by plane, boat or a 25-minute ferry crossing from Westview Harbour to Blubber Bay. Day-tripping and quarry-dipping No trip to Texada would be complete without a picnic at Shelter Point Campground and a swim at the abandoned limestone quarry known as Heischolt Lake. However, the island’s hidden features are arguably some of its best. Visit Shingle Beach and spend an afternoon exploring Stromberg Falls and the nearby karst caves, or bring a kayak and paddle across to Jedidiah Island Marine Provincial Park. Hikers and bikers can rest easy knowing there are no natural predators found on the island, which also explains the healthy deer population. A blast from the past Over the course of the last 200 years, Texada Island has provided miners with various payloads of iron, copper, gold, marble and limestone. Present-day Van Anda was amalgamated from two different settlements and was a veritable boom town before a devastating fire levelled everything but a bank safe in 1912. Texada Arts, Culture and Tourism Society has put together a self-guided walking tour, leading visitors to an assortment of mining relics and historical sites. The Van Anda Museum operates on varying hours year-round, so be sure to call ahead.

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Did you know? Mount Pocahontas is the third-highest peak on Texada Island at 532 metres (1,745 feet) tall. In 1924, its lower ledge became home to the first forest fire lookout in Canada, thanks to its 360-degree views of the Straight of Georgia, Vancouver Island and the coastal mountains.

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Did you know? Texada Island is home to a type of rock you will not find anywhere else. These dark stones are distinctly dotted with dozens of white, snowflake-like formations. Known as flowerstone, the rock is a popular find among beachcombers and artisans in the area.

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PLAN YOUR VACATION around one of these fantastic Texada Island summer events! Annual Fly-In (July 16, 2017) An air show and aviation display at Texada Island Airport is a favourite of the Fraser Blues formation flyers, who come out of retirement every year to participate.

Sandcastle Weekend (July 21-23, 2017) A family-friendly event at Gillies Bay Beach focused on food, music, sandcastle-building and skimboarding. The schedule changes annually according to the tide.

Roots and Blues Festival (July 29-30, 2017) An outdoor concert at the Gillies Bay ballpark, featuring an eclectic mix of local and regional artists in the blues and roots genre, is returning in 2017 for a third installment.

Run the Rock (August 27, 2017) A marathon, half-marathon and 8-kilometre race drawing runners from around the globe. Far from your average road run, this is a great way to experience Texada’s terrain.

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FAMILY FUN Endless fun families; Powell River is a playtime paradise for children of all ages! Whether you are looking for an educational experience or grooming the next Gretzky, we have a list of family-friendly activities that are tailored around the things you love the most. ATHLETES Work up a sweat playing ball hockey on a new community court in Westview's Grief Point neighbourhood, or enjoy turf sports on one of the well-maintained grass fields in the area. You’ll find a driving range and putting green just south of town at Myrtle Point, and 18 holes of mini-golf just steps from the downtown core near Willingdon Beach. Powell River Recreation Complex offers swimming, skating and a variety of summer programs, with a world-class bike and skateboard park located onsite. The local gymnastics club and climbing co-op (opening in the fall of 2017) offer drop-in activities year-round. Call ahead to confirm their hours. EINSTEINS Take a trip back in time through exhibits and displays at one of two museums in Westview. Powell River Forestry Museum and Powell River Historical Museum and Archives are located just steps from one another, telling stories of the community’s logging past, First Nations ancestry and the rich cultural landscape. For an interactive experience in the heart of nature, visit the Lang Bay or Tla’amin salmon hatcheries and learn about the spawning cycle that takes place every year in our coastal waters. Rain or shine, these lands will amaze you.

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FAMILY FUN AMPHIBIANS Cool down at the Willingdon Beach water park during the heat of the summer, or enjoy drop-in swimming year-round at Powell River Recreation Complex. The region is home to several lakes ideal for a refreshing dip, but Mowat Bay on Powell Lake is by far the most popular. Be sure to check out the sandy beaches south of town, such as Donkersley or Mahoods, for a secluded swim. Also, take a trip to Texada Island if you can. There you’ll find Heischolt Lake, a former limestone quarry full of warm, turquoise water.

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FAMILY FUN PLAYTIME, ANYTIME! Pull the car over and explore one of Powell River’s many playgrounds. Whether you prefer a civic park or a neighbourhood schoolyard, there’s plenty of real estate on hand for your little ones to burn off their excess energy. Willingdon Beach is the king of them all, offering a water park, nature trail, playground, bandshell and museum on site. Along the edges of nearby Willingdon Creek sit statues of Popeye, Olive Oil and Wimpy, which began as largerthan-life parade floats, now preserved for decades of enjoyment. The park is also home to many of the community’s largest familyfriendly events, including Canada Day, Logger Sports, Blackberry Festival and BC Bike Race. If you are in need of a larger area for baseball, soccer, frisbee or bocce, try Larry Gouthro Park in upper Westview, D.A. Evans Park in Cranberry or Sunset Park in

Wildwood. Washroom facilities are available at all of Powell River’s civic playgrounds. Most sites are dog-friendly year-round. However, owners are reminded to keep their pets on a leash, discourage digging and to clean up any messes they might leave when nature calls. Take note that dogs, even leashed, are not permitted at Willingdon Beach or Mowat Bay parks between the months of May and September.

Drop-in activities Powell River Family Place is located in Town Centre Mall. The centre offers drop-in hours from 10:30 am-4:30 pm Tuesday through Thursday and from 12:30-4:30 pm on Fridays. For the month of July and August, a free Fun in the Sun activity program will be offered on

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Friday mornings from 10 to noon at Willingdon Beach Park. For more information, phone 604.485.2706. Look up the ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) bus to see where it is parked next. This is a collaborative proj-

ect that brings children’s activities to all corners of the city. Powell River Child, Youth and Family Services offers summer drop-in programs at Oceanview Education Centre. Hours and activities may vary. Visit prcyfss. com for details.

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Swimming

Sand or pebble? Lake or ocean? Central or secluded? Island or mainland? Here are a few swimming spots that are sure to make waves during your next holiday:

Sandiest shores: Donkersley Beach, Mahoods Beach, Palm Beach Best beachcombing: Gibsons Beach, Saltery Bay, Myrtle Rocks Most accessible: Willingdon Beach, Mowat Bay, Haywire Bay Most secluded: Hamill Lake, Inland Lake, Eagle River Best of the islands: Shelter Point (Texada), Shingle Beach (Texada), South Beach (Savary) Most unique: Heischolt Lake (Texada) Look for Beach Access signs or stop by the Visitor Centre.

Wildlife

Whether you’re partial to deer, dolphins, otters or owls, there is huge potential for an encounter with one of our resident critters. The Powell River area is home to more than 250 species of migratory and nonmigratory birds, including the majestic bald eagle and great blue heron. Seals, whales and dolphins are a frequent find along the coastline, while bears continue to roam the backcountry and fish the local rivers as they have done for thousands of years. Did you know? In Powell River, there’s no such thing as a rope swing. For reasons that have long been forgotten, the word “zunga” has taken its place in the local lexicon. You will find zungas hanging all over town, from the pool at Powell River Recreation Complex to the south side of Wildwood Bridge. Townsite Brewing even makes a delicious, drinkable version.

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Follow their food source

Powell River may not be a permanent residence for whales and dolphins, but the area is certainly one of their favourite places to eat. “It’s all about the food,” says MacKay. “They follow the food chain.” Sometimes, that means they can be spotted near the mill; other times at Myrtle Rocks. “Between Coho Point and Vivian Island is where a lot of the humpbacks tend to go,” she adds. “For orcas, it’s wherever there’s lots of seals or sea lions. The dolphins, when they’re foraging, they tend to forage quite close to Whale the shore, especially Texada Island on the Malaspina side.”

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Keep your distance

watching from land or sea

“There are whale-watching guidelines,” says MacKay, adding that the animals should never be charged or approached on purpose. “You should stay 100 yards, or 300 feet, away.” If a whale, dolphin or seal suddenly pops up near your boat, MacKay advises to shut off the motor if you can and drift until it passes. “We’re promoting what we call NEWS: neutral, enjoy, wait and slow,” she says. “If you see a blow, go slow.”

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Report your sightings

With help from locals and visitors, Wild Ocean Whale Society keeps constant track of the various whales, dolphins and porpoises passing through the area. “We’re asking people to report their sightings,” says MacKay. “We map them and we post all the sighting reports. We kind of piece it together and if we know the whales that are in the area we may even be able to get the IDs without having to go find out specifically ourselves.” Anyone with photos or information is encouraged to contact MacKay at SUSAN MACKAY Founder, Wild Ocean sightings@wildoceanwhale.org, wows.org or 1.877.323.9776. Whale Society

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TLA’AMIN ANIMAL NAME TRANSLATIONS Killer Whale nənqəm nun-come Bear mɛχaɬ meh-xatl Eagle q'aykʷ qay-kw

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Salmon ǰenxʷ jen-xw

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Dolphin Grey in colour. Curved dorsal fin. Dall’s porpoise Black and white in colour. Often confused with baby orcas. Harbour porpoise Brown to black in colour. Small, triangular dorsal. Very shy.

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Kayaking and Canoeing

There is perhaps no better method of viewing marine life while taking in the sheer scale of our coastal landscape than from a kayak or canoe. The ocean waters that surround Powell River are some of the calmest due to the shelter provided by nearby islands, and with more than 36 named lakes in the area, there is plenty to see further inland as well. Pack your paddle and explore one of these unforgettable areas:

Desolation Sound/Copeland Islands

The best jumping-off point for these two marine provincial parks is from Lund or Okeover Arm, where multiple rental outfits and tour companies are open to serve you. Calm waters offer a protected ocean experience that is sure to thrill novice and advanced kayakers.

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Powell Lake

The waters of Powell Lake are at their calmest during the early morning or late afternoon. Accessible via the Shinglemill in Townsite or Mowat Bay in Cranberry, this glacial lake boasts more than 400 kilometres of shoreline speckled with 200 private land and float cabins.

The hulks

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The islands

There is much to discover by circumnavigating the islands of Texada, Savary, Ahgykson (formerly Harwood) and Mitlenatch, which happens to be home to the Strait of Georgia’s largest seabird colony. Ahgykson is currently uninhabited, but due to its sacred history it requires permission from Tla’amin Nation if you would like to go ashore.

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Powell Forest Canoe Route

A scenic journey stretching 57 kilometres from Lois Lake to the Shinglemill, this trek can be completed in approximately five days with five portages and multiple camping stops along the way. Each of the eight lakes on this route are also accessible by logging road as a shorter paddling excursion, but only on weekends or after 6 pm on weekdays due to industrial traffic. For more information on the route, visit canoeingbc. com.

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Did you know? Powell River is home to two mixed-dragon-boat teams, Zunga Warriors and Paddling for Life. From April to September you will find them practising at Powell Lake on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. (Just look for 20 people in a colourful, 48-foot boat!) Powell River Outrigger Society maintains an active schedule as well, participating in competitions and events year-round.

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Whether you are sailing through open water in the Strait of Georgia or finding refuge in the sparkling stillness of Desolation Sound, Powell River is truly a boater’s dream come true. Guest moorage can be found in Powell River at Beach Gardens Resort and Marina, Westview Harbour, Lund Harbour and Okeover Harbour, and at Sturt Bay in Van Anda on DISCOVER POWELL RIVER 2017

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Texada Island. Marine fuel, repair, charter, tour and rental companies are all close at hand. The area offers much in the way of freshwater boating as well, with dozens of accessible lakes that are ideal for powered and unpowered watercraft. Be sure to stop by Visitor Centre for a full list, and to learn more about the amenities and scenic views that surround them.

Out to launch?

Here are the public boat ramps in the Powell River area: • The Shinglemill • Mowat Bay Regional Park • Lund Harbour • Okeover Harbour • Saltery Bay Provincial Park • Westview, North Harbour • Shelter Point Provincial Park (Texada Island) • Sturt Bay Harbour (Texada Island)

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joined by migrating fish. Cutthroat trout are abundant in most freshwater areas and Lois Lake has been known to yield landlocked steelhead weighing up to 15 pounds, escapees from a nearby fish farm. Many hotspots are located in close proximity to one another, making it easy and convenient to follow the action on any given day. Plenty of options exist for mollusk and crustacean lovers as well, including oysters, clams, geoducks, prawns and crabs. Make sure to visit one of the local fishing stores for some friend-

ly advice on hotspots and closures; and to pick up a licence, which is required in Canada for all fishing and shellfish harvesting. Favourite freshwater areas: • Inland Lake • Powell Lake/Goat Lake • Khartoum Lake • Freda Lake Some lakes are closed to fishing for part of the year, while others are motor-free. Barbless hooks are mandatory for all species.

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Favourite saltwater areas: • Coho Point, off the north end of Texada Island • All around Ahgykson (formerly Harwood Island) • Grant Reef, between Ahgykson and Vancouver Island • Sarah Point/Iron Mines/Mace Point/Mystery Reef, north of Lund For the catch and release of halibut, be sure to use circle hooks and avoid stainless steel. Barbless hooks are mandatory for salmon.

Hunting

The upper Sunshine Coast offers excellent hunting opportunities, both on the mainland and nearby islands. Texada Island is especially popular, due to an absence of predators and an abundance of black-tailed deer. An extended season is available for bowhunters and most bed and breakfasts there are hunter-friendly. The Powell River backcountry offers larger prey, including prized Roosevelt elk, and those with a BC hunter number can enter a yearly lottery for the coveted chance to harvest one. For your safety, and the safety of others out in the wilderness, be sure to enquire ahead about restrictions and regulations, including any protected or out-of-bounds areas where hunting is not allowed.

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1

Bring a boat or rent one here

“If you don’t have a boat, that’s fine,” says Sansalone. “We have two great fishing piers and quite a few lakes you can access off shore. You can also rent small, non-powered boats. If you do have a boat, then you don’t need a big one. We’re pretty protected as far as the ocean goes.”

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Choose the right gear for the job

For lake fishing, Sansalone recommends lures such as the Krocodile Spoon or the Wedding Ring. “The local favourite is called the Cowichan Spoon; definitely the best for trolling,” he says. “For salmon, downriggers definitely do help to get your lure down to the proper depth, but if you don’t have downriggers then a technique called jigging is very effective.”

3

Know the laws and limits

“Make sure you have your boating licence, that you’re using barbless hooks for salmon and that you have all your safety gear,” says Sansalone. “There are more and more checks happening all the time.”

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4

Enjoy year-round fishing

Many areas remain open and full of activity, even in the wintertime. “If you plan on coming for a winter trip, then December or January is good in salt water; full of our resident salmon,” says Sansalone. “Our lakes are quite good too at that time of year.”

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Fishing the lakes and oceans

Multi-task to maximize your catch

“While you’re fishing you can get yourself some crabs or prawns as well,” says Sansalone. “We have some of the best prawns in the world here in Powell River.” Make sure to do your part in avoiding animal entanglements by trimming your excess line and avoiding large loops.

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Malaspina Strait is a hub of oceanic activity, with plenty of whales and white-sided dolphins swimming nearby. “The ocean is really healthy here right now in Powell River, so not only are you going to catch a fish, you’re going to see all kinds of wildlife,” says Sansalone.

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CAMPING Whether you are looking for a truly back-to-the-earth experience or all of the modern luxuries money can buy, Powell River has the perfect campsites for you. Tenters will find limitless options in town and along the various branches of the Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route. Renters will enjoy cabins by the sea, full-service RV hookups and charming cottages in all corners of the community. Did you know? Powell River is listed in the 2016 Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s least polluted city. Not bad for a place that was originally built around a paper mill! HAYWIRE BAY CAMPGROUND

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HERE ARE A FEW LOCAL FAVOURITES: (Stop by the Visitor Centre at 4760 Joyce Aveunue for a full list of camping spots) Saltery Bay Provincial Park Spacious sites offering lovely shade and seclusion.

Haywire Bay Campground A popular family destination boasting over 30 sites.

Okeover Arm Provincial Park Well-maintained wilderness clearings with RV access.

Kent’s Beach Cabins and Campsites Furnished, fully-equipped cabins at the water’s edge.

Inland Lake Provincial Park Wheelchair-accessible camping in an abundant setting.

SunLund By-The-Sea Campground Grassy campsites with many of the comforts of home.

Willingdon Beach Campsite A central, full-service park close to the downtown core.

Dinner Rock Park Free, unserviced campsites located atop scenic bluffs.

Desolation Sound and Copeland Islands Marine Provincial Parks 11 designated campsites throughout the area.

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S’MORE OPTIONS: Texada Island Shelter Point Regional Park offers fantastic family camping, with Bob’s Lake and Shingle Beach being the nearby alternatives. The island is also home to a fullservice RV park and several cottages, cabins and B&Bs. WILDFIRE PREVENTION

Fire bans are often in effect during the summer months when forest conditions can become especially dry. To do your part in preventing an inferno, be sure to check the current status at bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca and properly extinguish any campfires, torches and cigarette butts you may be lighting. BC Wildfire Service offers a toll-free hotline for reporting incidents: 1.800.663.5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Because of the wide range of camping options available in the Powell River region, it is important to do your homework before arriving at your destination of choice. We recommend checking ahead to confirm reservations, fees, amenities and accessibility. Some campgrounds offer running water and garbage disposal on site, while others operate on a pack in, pack out basis. Make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the know.

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Savary Island While no regional or provincial campsites exist on the island, there are multiple private cabins, resorts and B&Bs available to serve you.

When travelling within the province of BC, be sure to familiarize yourself with restrictions pertaining to the weight, height, width and length of your recreational vehicle, including tow-ables and motorhomes. For all of its marine voyages, BC Ferries allows a limited supply of propane and gasoline on board. Visit icbc.com and bcferries.com before your trip to check if you are in compliance.

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THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY Powell River is situated in the middle of a temperate rainforest, so rain can be a familiar sight in these parts. Yes, we realize it is ironic that an area called the Sunshine Coast receives more than a metre of precipitation every year. Thankfully, there is no shortage of indoor excursions throughout our community that will be sure to keep you busy and dry all at the same time. Flex your muscles Let Powell River Recreation Complex be your umbrella for the day. This facility offers a variety of activities including swimming, skating, fitness and aerobics. If cue sports and throwing games are more your idea of exercise, head down to Westview Bowling and Billiards. Visit the museum The section of Marine Avenue adjacent to Willingdon Beach is flanked by two museums, each brimming with tales of Powell River’s past. In addition to the variety of exhibits on display, there is also a gift shop selling Coast Salish art, local history books and more. Go gallery hopping Hop in your car and visit one of our talented local artists. Coast Cultural Alliance’s purple banner tour highlights 10 sites from Saltery Bay to Lund, but there are plenty more on Texada Island and in all corners of the mainland. Do not forget to stop by Artique and Wind Spirit Galleries in the centre of town!

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RIVER CITY COFFEE

Browse the market When Townsite Market opens its doors in late 2017, there will be 40,000 square feet of new market space to explore. Tenants will range from local artisans to larger occupants such as Powell River Climbing Co-Op (opening in early fall), which offers a fantastic rainyday activity in its own right! Find a souvenir Powell River’s downtown shopping district is home to a bevy of boutiques and gift shops, allowing you to scurry from awning to awning in search of that perfect souvenir. For mall shopping and supply gathering, try the areas

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around Joyce Avenue and Alberni Street. Grab a local brew Townsite Brewing is truly a Powell River success story, having converted many a local from commercial to craft beer. Nowadays, you’ll find pubs and eateries from Lang Bay to Lund, all proudly serving a local brew. Don’t miss cask night at the brewery, every Thursday at 3 pm, with tours of the facility offered on Thursday afternoons during the summer and Saturday afternoons year-round. Get caffeinated If you think all coffee is created equal, just

wait until you try the delicious blends coming out of Powell River. Most of the community’s cafés and restaurants source their beans from one of two local roasters, both of which happen to operate fine establishments of their own. Eat a local meal Get cozy at one of Powell River’s many eating establishments. Westview is home to an impressive array of ethnic dining options, though others can be found just about anywhere in town. Trips to Nancy’s Bakery in Lund or Laughing Oyster Restaurant in Okeover Arm are a must!

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Go see a movie Powell River’s historic Townsite district is home to the Patricia Theatre, the longest continuously-operating movie theatre in Canada. Recent upgrades, including a 3D projection system and surround sound, have ensured the historic theatre will be around for years to come. Just embrace it A little rain never hurt anyone, so why not put on a locally made Pollen Sweater and hit

the trails, go for a boat ride or try a few tricks at the bike park? If you want the full Powell River experience, just go about your business as if precipitation is not even part of your vocabulary. Wondering about winter, too? Keep your cool, we have it covered! Even our offseason has a lot going on. The Sunshine Coast’s mild climate allows for yearround enjoyment of mountain biking, ATVing, scuba diving, fishing, boating, golfing

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and hiking. A healthy local obsession with ice sports means there is plenty to do indoors as well, with hockey and curling taking top priority at the local rinks. In recent years, Knuckleheads Winter Recreation Area has become more accessible to alpine enthusiasts than ever before. Two hours and a pair of snowshoes are typically all it takes to reach higher elevations with plenty of powder for skiing, sledding and even snowmobiling.

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HIKING Take a walk on the wild side! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for an altitude adjustment! From flat ground to sky-high elevations, Powell River region has it all. Not only is there Willingdon Beach Trail, the Sea Walk and more than 400 mixed-use trails to choose from, but also the longest hut-tohut hiking route in Canada. Sunshine Coast Trail is truly world class, with 180-kilometres of traversable terrain and 13 huts for stops and sleeps along the way. Best of all, it is completely free to hike and is regularly maintained by a dedicated crew of local volunteers. The trail can be conquered as a whole in less than two weeks, or broken into multi-day or day hikes. Within minutes of setting foot in Powell River, it is possible to begin a route through old-growth forests, green meadows, rushing waterfalls and bountiful salmon streams.

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Stretching all the way from Sarah Point to Saltery Bay, the Sunshine Coast Trail is no small feat. Some prefer to conquer it all in one go, but the majority do it in pieces. “The most popular way of using the trail for locals is day trips,” says Walz. “People go to a place where there is a view and/or one of the huts and then turn around and come home.”

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Bringing a smartphone is not only a good idea for safety, but also for its camera capabilities. The Sunshine Coast Trail passport program encourages hikers to collect stamps by taking a selfie at each of the 12 huts along the route. Inside each structure is a poster that reveals which local merchant is awarding stamps for that location. “Once you’ve taken the selfie, you can then go to the corresponding merchant and they will give you a stamp for it,” says Walz. Once the passport is filled, hikers may visit Tourism Powell River for a JENNIFER DODD PHOTO certificate of completion. EAGLE WALZ

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TOP FIVE PLACES FOR A POWELL RIVER SELFIE No matter what part of the city you’ve chosen to explore, Powell River is ready for its closeup. Bring a selfie stick and a smile and try out one of these great photo ops during your next visit: 1. On the top of a mountain Boasting names like Valentine, Scout, Tinhat and Pocahontas, Powell River area mountains will have the sweat forming on your brow and the breeze blowing in your hair in no time. We promise the trek to the top will be worth it, not only for the panoramic views but for all the likes you’ll be raking in on social media. 2. Aboard a kayak near the hulks Get up close and personal with the mill’s famous breakwater. Each of these World War II-era ships has its own unique story to tell, and four are slated to begin a new chapter as artificial reefs in the coming years. Enjoy them from the shore or the peaceful comfort of a kayak, surrounded by harbour seals, tugboats and log booms. 3. In the heart of a brewery On Thursday and Saturday afternoons, Townsite Brewing opens the doors to its craft kingdom for a public tour. See how Zunga, Suncoast and other local libations are made and enjoy a pint in the newly-renovated tasting room. (Bonus points if your photo includes brewmaster Cédric Dauchot and his luscious red beard in the background!)

4.With the sun setting behind you Powell River boasts epic sunsets all year long, covering the sky with supernatural bursts of red, orange, pink and purple. These sun-sational opportunities are best enjoyed during a walk along the beach, from the patio of a local restaurant or in the comfort of your car, parked conveniently at viewpoints in Westview or Townsite. 5. At one of many annual events Be seen on the scene! Powell River is full of unique, family-friendly events taking place throughout the year. Whether it is Logger Sports, Texada Sandcastle Weekend or the Blackberry Street Party that has caught your eye, your best angle is one that includes all the new friends you have met along the way. Let a local photo-bomb your next adventure! w If you’re sharing photos on Twitter or Instagram, do not forget your hashtags so we can follow along with your adventures: #discoverpowellriver #powellriverbc #sunshinecoastbc #discoverbc #explorebc

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CLIMBING AND BOULDERING From Stillwater Bluffs to the Eldred Valley, Powell River has a variety of crags and canyons that will be sure to satisfy climbers of all ages and abilities. The former offers some of the best sea-cliff climbing in BC, while the latter boasts granite walls to rival Yosemite National Park, up to 900 metres high in some places. Use caution on Goat Lake Main, staying clear of the Eldred Valley between 5 am-6 pm on weekdays when logging trucks are active, but feel free to enjoy to your heart’s content on weekends and holidays. Across town near the Shinglemill you will find the Higgyland cliffs, accessible at all hours. All crags are crowd-free, which is a luxury for visiting climbers. By early fall there will be an indoor climbing gym fully operational in the heart of the Historic Townsite. Powell River Climbing Co-op is slated to become the largest of its kind in Canada, with more than 2,100 square feet of climbing area! STILLWATER BLUFFS | JASON ADDY PHOTO

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BIKING As a featured destination of the world-famous BC Bike Race, Powell River has captured the attention of mountain biking enthusiasts far and wide. The quality and sheer number of local trails is staggering, with hundreds of kilometres of crowd-free single track to choose from. Suicide Creek and Mud Lake trails are two of the most popular rides, with dozens more to be found around Duck Lake Protected Area. For something a little less extreme, try a pavement ride on Texada Island or a quick spin through the Willingdon Beach Trail. The community is also home to a state-ofthe-art bike and skateboard park at Powell River Recreation Complex, complete with the first concrete pump track in North America.

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Did you know? Many of Powell River’s trails and backroads are mixed use, with plenty of ATV-accessible areas to explore. Members of the local ATV club take pride in building trails, assisting in search and rescue operations and exploring the beautiful backcountry Powell River has to offer. For more information, visit atvbc.ca/clubs.

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Even in the dead of winter, Powell River’s vast trail network is often snow-free. “You can ride here all year on classic cross-country trails that wind through lush, loamy, forested landscapes, even in January while the rest of the country is frozen and snowbound,” says Brewer. “We’re one of the only places in Canada where you can do that.”

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All cycle-friendly trails have been loaded into Trailforks, a popular app for riders that indicates the location, difficulty level and defining features of each. “People can do research before they head out or they can access it on their phone,” says Cycling the local B r e w e r. O n l i n e backcountry maps can be found at bikepowellriver.ca

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“Some of our favourite trails and networks to explore include Suicide Creek, Bob’s Your Uncle, Aloha, Mud Lake, Civil Disobedience, Penticton Maze network and Suncoast trail network,” says Brewer. “The trail network in Powell River is made all the more special by the passion on the part of the local trail care crews, including the Chain Gang, the local mountain biking trail crew that builds and maintains them.”

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Be sure to visit Powell River Cycling Association’s public Facebook group, as this tight-knit community is known for going the extra mile to help visiting riders. “You roll into town and not only will they give you advice on where to ride, but they’ll probably head out there JENNIFER DODD PHOTO with you, show you around and then join you for RUSSELL BREWER beers after,” says Brewer. “Locals are just so keen President, Powell River Cycling Association to share their trails here.”

Welcome to Powell River When asked why I have lived in Powell River my whole life, I answer: lakes, ocean, hiking trails galore, boating, quadding, caring community, great schools, arts, sports, low crime, local food sources…. it’s endless. Many of my schoolmates that moved away after high school have returned to enjoy this great lifestyle.

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DINING Powell River is in the midst of a culinary revolution, with residents and restaurateurs adopting a farm-to-fork philosophy like never before. From aquaponics-grown lettuce to farmed steelhead and even Berkshire pork, there is so much to find on our regional table. The mainland and islands are home to a growing assortment of farmer’s markets, where fresh produce and homemade goodies are attracting droves of eager customers. Restaurants and cafés pride themselves in serving locally-made beer and kombucha, embracing the popular BC Ale Trail with each and every glass they pour. Even coffee has a community connection here, with a bag of freshly roasted beans being the perfect souvenir to remind you of your visit to our foodie paradise.

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ARTS AND CULTURE Powell River may have been founded upon industry, but creative culture has been the city’s heartbeat since the very beginning. Several renowned visual artists have chosen to make their homes and studios here, favouring the area for its laid-back atmosphere and exquisite beauty. Locally raised dancers and actors have taken their training to lofty heights on the world stage. Events such as International Choral Kathaumixw and Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) have furthered the city’s reputation as a destination for music and the arts. In 2004, Powell River was designated a Cultural Capital of Canada by the Department of Canadian Heritage, commemorating nearly a century of creative innovation.

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EVENTS PLAN YOUR VACATION around one of these fantastic summer events! PACIFIC REGION INTERNATIONAL SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY (PRISMA) Attracting an entire orchestra worth of student musicians from around the world, PRISMA runs for two weeks every June, giving locals and visitors a chance to watch a symphony grow and develop right before their eyes. Whether performing ticketed concerts inside the 725-seat Evergreen Theatre or a free outdoor recital under the Rotary Pavilion at Willingdon Beach, the PRISMA Festival Orchestra is a sight to behold. Maestro Arthur Arnold, musical director of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and a notable guest conductor around the globe, is known for his ability to bring humour and accessibility to the repertoire, ensuring this will be an event that satisfies audiences of all ages and experience levels. PRISMA 2017 runs from June 12-27.

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EVENTS POWELL RIVER LOGGER SPORTS Much of the Powell River we see today was founded in the early 1900s as a lumber town, so it is only fitting that the community is home to a world-class logger sports and chainsaw carving exhibition. From July 14-16, 2017 at Willingdon Beach, the Loggers Memorial Bowl amphitheatre will showcase exhilarating events such as the underhand chop, springboard chop, chokerman’s races, axe-throwing, tree climbing, single buck, double buck and a high tree act. Competitors will be coming in from around the world. BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL Powell River’s unorthodox celebration of the humble blackberry has undergone several transformations over the course of its 24-year history. What began as a seaside winemaking competition in 1993 soon shifted its focus toward a week of food-centric events. This year’s festival runs from August 12-20, culminating in an all-ages street party and fireworks display in the heart of town. On the evening of Friday, August 18, four blocks of vehicular thoroughfare along Marine Avenue will be cordoned off to allow locals and visitors a chance to eat, socialize and be entertained under the setting sun.

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SUNSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL For 35 years, Sunshine Music Festival has served as the official goodbye to summer in Powell River. The event takes place each September over Labour Day weekend, drawing an all-ages crowd to Palm Beach Regional Park to enjoy its gorgeous setting and laid-back hippie charm. Just metres from the shore, the main stage plays host to an eclectic mix of local up-and-comers, dynamic storytellers and Canadian folk treasures. The event’s most iconic feature, however, might just be its oversized canvas tent, which offers faithful shelter from the heat of the sun, or perhaps the barbecue-corn booth where the simple combination of butter and maize will make your tastebuds feel like they have joined a commune in Flavour Town.

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EVENTS - LOCAL FAVOURITES Lund Shellfish Festival

May 26-28 A weekend of nautical fun at the northern tip of Highway 101

Texada Island Sandcastle Weekend • July 21-23

Powell River Studio Tour

August 26-27 A self-guided art crawl stretching from Lang Bay to Lund

Run the Rock

Skimboarding and sandcastle building on Gillies Bay Beach

August 27 A marathon, half-marathon and 8k race through Texada’s tough terrain

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Fall Fair

July 16 Aircraft displays and a flying demonstration by the Fraser Blues

Mid-September – TBA Fall harvest celebrations at Paradise Exhibition Park

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July 29-30 Live music in the great outdoors, featuring musicians of the region

Arts Alive in the Park

August 19-20 An open-air sale and showcase of visual art, music and more

December 8-9 A Christmas tradition, complete with local choirs and organ

International Choral Kathaumixw

July 3-7, 2018 A world-class choir festival, drawing more than 1,500 participants

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Four luxury one-bedroom suites, two with a fantastic ocean view. Fully-stocked kitchen, jetted tub, sofa bed, free WiFi and parking. Sleeps up to four people. Centrally located close to restaurants, shopping, spa, ferry and beach. 4555 Marine Avenue 604.485.9521 powellriverhotel.com Certificate of Excellence Winner

THE OLD COURTHOUSE INN

A boutique heritage hotel located in the historic Townsite. Enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast of your choice at Edie Rae’s Cafe, complimentary WiFi, parking and cable television. Each non-smoking room has its own unique charm and character. Laundry available, bike and kayak storage and pets upon approval. $119 - $159. 6243 Walnut Street 604.483.4000

RODMAY HOTEL

The Arts-and-Crafts Style Rodmay Hotel, built in 1911 offers bright, sunny, heritage rooms with three-piece baths, double- or queen-size beds, cable TV and high-speed internet. Rates from $58 per night. Ask about our advanced booking or length-of-stay deals. 6251 Yew Street, Powell River, BC 604.483.7715

BIRDSNEST B&B

Non-smoking waterfront accommodation on Brew Bay Road in Mahood Beach area. A covered sundeck provides views of the ocean and a place to sit and watch the eagles soar or hummingbirds and robins at the pond/garden oasis. Sandy beach.Continental plus breakfast included. Free WiFi. Hot tub and bikes. Pet friendly (upon request). 2136 Mahood Road 604.414.7814 birdsnestbb@gmail.com

PACIFIC POINT MARKET & SUITES

Powell River’s newest boutique suites, conveniently located above Pacific Point Market. Beautifully furnished two- and three-bedroom apartments with free WiFi, in-suite laundry and cable television. Pets not permitted and this is a non-smoking building. 7013 Thunder Bay Street 604.489.9111

SEABREEZE RESORT

Come for a relaxing getaway at Seabreeze Resort • Cottages • RV and campsites • Activities • Wildlife 10975 Highway 101 seabreezeresort@shaw.ca seabreezeresortbc.com 604.487.9534

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