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WELCOME TO POWELL RIVER

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RAIN OR SHINE, THESE LANDS WILL AMAZE YOU. Powell River is located 170 kilometres north of Vancouver, as the crow flies. The fastest way to get here is by airplane. Pacific Coastal Airlines operates daily service out of Vancouver, with a flight time of approximately 25 minutes. Our coastal community 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 wharfs 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, heading to the nearest real estate office with their down payment in hand. Tla'amin Nation traditional territory Powell River is located on the 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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South of town

Powell River’s south-of-town areas are an outdoor-lover’s dream. Many beach access Did you know? points can be found along this scenic stretch of Highway 101, including Saltery Bay The area currently known as Provincial Park and Picnic Site, Palm Beach, Myrtle Rocks and more. Mermaid Cove is Saltery Bay is named for a known worldwide for its nine-foot bronze mermaid statue that tantalizes divers at 20-mefish-processing plant that stood tre depths below. Access to Powell Forest Canoe Route and Stillwater Bluffs can be found nearby in the 1900s. nearby, along with Eagle River, a hidden gem that boasts a natural waterfall and glorious canyons. Lang Creek Salmon Hatchery is a breathtaking place to watch the bears eat their dinner during the annual salmon run, with ample parking at the roadside. For golf enthusiasts, why not pack your clubs and play a round of golf at the 18-hole, Les Furber-designed Myrtle Point Golf Club? Or, if biking and hiking are more your speed, visit nearby Duck Lake Road for convenient access to multi-use trails.

Paradise Valley

One of Powell River’s best-kept secrets lies just beyond the city centre. Paradise Valley is home to fertile farmland and some of the best horse-riding trails on the Sunshine Coast. Every weekend from May to September, Paradise Exhibition Park hosts a popular farmer’s market with local vendors and live music in abundance. 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 West Lake, a hidden gem with warm waters and woodland views. We recommend reaching it by 4x4 vehicle or a short hike, but remember to pack out everything you brought in, as there are no garbage receptacles on site.

Westview

Scenic and central, Westview is Powell River’s modern-day city centre. Not only does the area house the majority of the city’s population, but also a variety of businesses, services and public spaces. Two main roads, Marine Avenue and Joyce Avenue, run parallel to one another and will lead the way toward all sorts of amenities and activities.

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Did you know? Take a stroll onto the Westview Wharf, Willingdon Beach was named after or head south along the sea walk to watch Lord Willingdon, Canada’s Governor the whales and harbour seals go by. The General from 1926 to 1931. stretch of Marine Avenue between the Before the land became a park in ferry terminal and Alberni Street is 1927, it had belonged to a local home to many shops, galleries and cafés, logging company and was known each with their own local charm. Enjoy a as Michigan Landing. meal overlooking the glistening Strait of Georgia or head to Willingdon Beach to take in one of the technicolour sunsets our area has become famous for. This popular park and campground becomes a mecca for community events during the summer, from the exhilarating BC Bike Race to the symphonic extravaganza known as PRISMA on the Beach. The nearby Willingdon Beach Trail offers a historical treat with a steam donkey, sidewinder and other forestry relics remaining from its bygone days. Just across the highway is a mini-golf course and museum, as well as Millennium Park, an unspoiled forest oasis with dozens of trails to walk and explore. Along the edges of nearby Willingdon Creek sit statues of Popeye, Olive Oyl and Wimpy, which began as larger-than-life parade floats, now preserved for decades of enjoyment.

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Joyce Avenue is home to the Town Centre Mall, as well as a recently refurbished hotel, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants and big box stores. Crossroads Village Shopping Centre provides additional retail and dining options, alongside the brand new Powell River Public Library. The bright and sunny 17,000-square-foot facility opened in July 2017 to the delight of residents and visitors who pop in to browse the 50,000 titles on display. Fans of athletics, aquatics and the arts will find much to do at Powell River Recreation Complex, accessible from Joyce Avenue by road and by the McGuffie Creek Pedestrian Bridge. There you will find Hap Parker Arena, home to the Powell River Kings Junior A hockey team; and Evergreen Theatre, which plays host to many local and touring performances each year. The complex is also home to another ice surface, a 25-metre lap pool, hot tub, fitness centre, several multipurpose rooms and an outdoor bike and skateboard park.

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Cute and colourful, Cranberry is the ideal place for a swim, hike or weekend brunch. All amenities are just a stone’s throw from one another, making it a great area of the city to explore on foot. Grabbing a bite at Magpie’s Diner is a must, followed by a scenic climb to the top of Valentine Mountain or a dip in the calm blue waters of Mowat Bay. Bring a picnic basket to Lindsay Park for a peaceful snack overlooking Cranberry Lake, or continue on to Haywire Bay and Inland Lake, easily accessible via nearby Haslam Road. The former boasts a 48-site campground while the latter offers a 13-kilometre wheelchair accessible path along the shoreline.

Townsite

Over the course of its 109-year history, Powell River’s historic Townsite has been home to many British Columbia firsts: the first medical plan, first credit union, first rotary-dial telephone and first radio telephone to name a few. All were important infrastructure that bolstered the Powell River Company’s booming pulp and paper operations. In its heyday, the mill was the largest such facility in existence, employing nearly 3,000 workers and supplying four per cent of the world’s newsprint. Although the mill’s original footprint has changed significantly since 1910, Catalyst Paper Corporation employs nearly 400 residents today. The surrounding area features 12 surviving commercial buildings and 400 private homes, all constructed between 1910 and 1930 as Powell River Company set up and expanded its operations. Much of Townsite’s original architecture was built in the Arts and Crafts bungalow or Tudor Revival style, save for a few noticeable exceptions. These days, many of the original civic services have moved to Westview and made way for new establishments such as Townsite Brewing, The Old Courthouse Inn and Townsite Market. Dwight Hall, the extravagant company ballroom, has stayed true to its original usage and still plays host to dozens of concerts, weddings and events each year. The same can be said for The Patricia Theatre, Canada’s longest continuously operating movie house. Townsite Heritage Society has put together a beautiful map containing 17 points of interest, all within walking distance of each other. Be sure to pick one up at the Visitor Centre and enjoy a few hours of exploring on your own, or book a guided tour during the summer months.

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 the end of Sutherland Street and conquered in under an hour, this day hike pays handsomely with panoramic ocean views. The newly renovated Wildwood Public House will be the perfect place to quench your thirst after a hike, serving up an assortment of brews. PAGE 8 • DISCOVER POWELL RIVER 2018

Did you know? At only 500 metres in length, Powell River, after which the city was named, 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.


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Get up close and personal with the mill’s famous breakwater. An arc of former unpowered ferro-cement supply barges, each with its own unique story to tell. Most of the current vessels date back to the World War II era but the longest, SS Peralta, was built in 1921 and is the last American-built concrete ship still afloat. Three are slated to begin a new chapter as artificial reefs in the coming years, joining YOGN 82, so make sure to get plenty of photos before they sink. 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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TLA'AMIN NATION

TLA'AMIN TOTEM IN TOWNSITE (BEAR) | ANNIE SCHROEDER

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Powell River is located on the territories of the Coast Salish, where indigenous peoples have lived harmoniously with these lands for thousands of years. We encourage you to honour their culture and learn about their traditions during your visit. From Lang Bay to Bute Inlet, the Tla’amin has fostered a deep connection with the area and its abundant resources. Archaeological sites around Powell River, Texada, Ahgykson (formerly Harwood Island) and Okeover show significant activity that we are only beginning to comprehend as time goes on. The mill site and dam are located atop the original settlement of the Tla’amin people, an area known as Tiys’ Kwat, or “big river.” Prior to the 1870s, this land was used for habitation and spiritual activities by the Tla'amin Coast Salish, whose population was estimated to have been between 4,000 to 5,000 people. The current Tla’amin village site, called Tishosem, is located between Wildwood and Lund, and is presently home to 1,000 residents. 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 territory. As a symbol of significant ancestral, historical and cultural events, including the treaty, 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.

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LUND

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Best known today as the gateway to Desolation Sound and the Copeland Islands, Lund found its origins in 1889 as a rugged fishing village. It received its name following the arrival of the Swedish Thulin brothers who built the Lund Hotel in 1905. The building still stands today as a testament to their craftsmanship and overlooks a bustling harbour and busy government wharf. Renovations earlier this year have transformed the space into a place reflective of the first nations history that surrounds it. The building is home to a pub and art gallery, along with several dining establishments and retail shops nearby. Lund is also the home base for Lund Water Taxi, with daily service to Savary Did you know? Island. Don’t miss the Lund Shellfish Festival, A Lund favourite, held annually at the end of May, with live Nancy’s Bakery is music, artisans, cooking demonstrations world famous for and a chowder challenge. And make sure its cinnamon buns. to get a photo with the Mile 0 monument, Nearly 40,000 are which marks the start of Highway 101, a 24,000-kilometre stretch of road that runs all made and sold on the premises every year. the way south to Quellón, Chile.

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DESOLATION SOUND

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What Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park lacks in name it makes up for in sheer beauty. 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 anchor their vessels to marvel at the natural wonders known as Prideaux Haven, Tenedos Bay and Grace Harbour. Desolation Sound is BC’s largest marine park, measuring 8,449 hectares in total with over 60 kilometres of unforgettable coastline to explore.

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Surrounded by warm waters and golden sandy beaches, Savary Island has often been called the “Hawaii of the North.” The government dock is accessible by float plane, boat or water taxi from Lund Harbour. Nearly all property is under private ownership, but the beaches and access roads are public and there are plenty of opportunities to rent your own little slice of paradise during the summer months. This unique, crescent-shaped island is loved by residents for its tropical feel and laid-back vibe. In the summer its population can balloon from 100 to 2,000 or more. Fair warning: the area does command a little extra preparation due to the mixture of private and public spaces to be found there, so it is important to do your homework before arriving. For example, 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.

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TEXADA ISLAND

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Did you know? The largest of the Southern Gulf Islands, Texada was discovered by Spanish There are no predatory animals on explorers in 1791. Since then, "The Rock" has provided miners with various payloads Texada, so you can enjoy the outdoor of iron, copper, gold, marble and, most recently, limestone. Present-day Van Anda adventures worry-free. was amalgamated from two different settlements and was a veritable boomtown before a devastating fire levelled all but the bank safe in 1912. Today, Texada is home to 1,200 full-time residents, split between Gillies Bay and Van Anda. Summer events, such as the popular Sandcastle Weekend, Texada Fly-In and Run the Rock marathon show off the area’s beautiful scenery and deep-running community spirit. Texada Island is accessible by plane, boat or a 25-minute ferry crossing from Westview Harbour to Blubber Bay, and once ashore there are over 300 square kilometres to explore and enjoy. No trip to the island would be complete without a picnic at Shelter Point Campground followed by a walk to find the giant Douglas fir tree along the nearby nature trail. However, the island’s hidden features are arguably some of its best. Visit Shingle Beach and spend an afternoon spelunking in the natural karsks near Stromberg Falls, or bring a kayak and paddle across to Jedidiah Island Marine Provincial Park.

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DIVING

YOGN 82, down for less than a year, once one of Powell River's historic breakwater hulks, is a good dive for all divers to establish an early days visual baseline for growth as reef matures. It is a great reason to come to Powell River. While here, dive some of the other great shore and boat access walls, reefscapes and wrecks we are blessed with. DIVING THE YOGN 82 | W.L. MCKINNON

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More than 100 colourful dive sites make Powell River a contender on the world’s scuba scene. In fact, back in 2004, renowned explorer Jacques Cousteau told Scuba Diving Magazine that the region could easily give the Red Sea a run for its money. One-ofa-kind attractions include the Hulks, anchored near the mill, and the bronze Emerald Princess sculpture off the shores of Saltery Bay. A myriad of shipwrecks beckon adventurers all along the coastline. Advanced divers will enjoy depths of more than 60 metres in some areas, with plenty of exciting walls and cliffs to complement the colourful marine life on display.

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Powell River offers a wide array of swimming spots to help you beat the summer heat. Hands down, the most accessible are Willingdon Beach and Mowat Bay, both with ample parking just minutes from the centre of town. Haywire Bay, Gibson’s Beach and Second Beach take a little more effort to find but are worth it every time. For more secluded options, try Hammil (West) Lake, Inland Lake or Eagle River. If sandy shores are what you’re looking for, head south of town to Donkersley, Mahood and Palm beaches. Beach access signs can be found all along the highway, or stop by the Visitor Centre and let its friendly staff point you in the right direction.

Tip from a local A great place to go swimming in Lund is less than a five-minute walk away. From the wooden boardwalk, climb the cement steps, then continue to the Beach Access sign. Facing south, the water gets quite warm in the summer and the sunbaked rocks host all manner of living sea creatures beneath the waves. Bring a snorkel and mask for best viewing. – Ann Snow

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Kayaking

Put your paddle in the water and explore our coastal paradise from a new perspective. The ocean waters that surround Powell River are some of the calmest due to the shelter provided by nearby islands. Desolation Sound and the Copeland Islands are a must-see. These two marine parks are accessible from Lund or Okeover Arm, abundant with sea stars, sea urchins, sea anemones, and sea cucumbers. Or, put in near the mill and see the Hulks up close. Powell Lake is a fresh-water option closer to the town centre, one of 36 named lakes in the region, with more than 400 kilometres of shoreline to discover.

Canoeing

There is much to discover by navigating the waters near Texada, Savary, Ahgykson (formerly Harwood) and Mitlenatch Islands, as the Tla’amin people have done for thousands of years. However, there is even more canoeing to be found inland. The world-renowned Powell Forest Canoe Route is 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 accessible by an active logging road as a shorter paddling excursion. For more information, visit canoeingbc.com.

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BOATING

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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 on Texada Island. 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 the Powell River Visitor Centre on Joyce Avenue for a full list, and to learn more about the amenities and scenic views that surround them.

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FISHING

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From crabs to coho, Powell River offers a nautical bounty that is within easy reach. Cast a line from one of two piers in the heart of Westview or fire up your motor and head toward popular destinations such as Grant Reefs, Sarah Point and the Iron Mines. Prime time lasts from May until early fall as local salmon are 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. The area’s oysters, clams, geoducks and prawns are all top-notch, and many hotspots are located quite close to one another, providing a full day’s worth of fishing fun.

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. Powell River's backcountry offers larger prey, including prized Roosevelt elk. 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 familiarize yourself with all restrictions, regulations and out-of-bounds areas.

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Powell River may not be a permanent residence for whales and dolphins but the area is certainly one of their favourite places to eat. Sometimes, this means they can be spotted near the mill; other times at Myrtle Rocks. Humpbacks favour the areas between Coho Point and Vivian Island while dolphins prefer to forage closer to the shore, along parts of Texada Island. Orcas, grey whales, Dall’s porpoise and harbour porpoise are common sights as well. Hang out long enough at Willingdon Beach, the sea walk, Westview or Townsite viewpoints and you’re bound to see a few of these magnificent creatures breeching off in the distance.

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PILGRIMAGE TO POWELL RIVER: Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail Words and photos by Paige Lucas Powell River is nestled in a devastatingly beautiful pocket of the British Columbia coastline. Originally a logging settlement, it is so remote it might as well be on an island. The countless jagged mountains make it impossible to drive there. A ferry or a small 16-passenger plane are the only options for arrival. But despite the difficulty of getting there, this little town of 20,000 people thrives on tourism due to its accessible and magnificent outdoor recreation opportunities. The 110-mile Sunshine Coast Trail is just one of those. It follows the mountains from one plot of coast to another, skirting the edges of town along the way. I learned of its existence when I saw a map of the trail in a local magazine during a 2016 family trip. Powell River is so small, I was shocked that it was home to Canada’s “longest hut-to-hut hiking trail.” The trail had been sitting there all that time like a big, juicy secret. Once I knew it was there, I couldn’t get it out of my head. I first caught the backpacking bug when my brother gifted me Wild by Cheryl Strayed for Christmas one year. After that, all I wanted to do was hike the Appalachian Trail after graduating from college. My parents didn’t understand the desire and feared what would happen to me alone in the wilderness. They forbade me to go without a partner. So, I found one and made it 800 miles before hopping off the trail to start my career in Boston. I cried for days after my parents picked me up. I was coming down from a huge daily dose of endorphins, mourning an experience I knew I would likely never have again, and grieving the friendships that I knew had ended with my hike. They didn’t understand my misery – and how could they? Backpacking is an extremely immersive experience that was impossible for them to imagine. » PAGE 24 • DISCOVER POWELL RIVER 2019


Ever since my stint on the Appalachian Trail, I’ve longed for another wilderness adventure. When my parents said we were visiting Powell River again last year, I immediately announced I would fly in early and hike the Sunshine Coast Trail. I didn’t even think for a minute anyone else would be interested. But my father quickly chimed in, “Well, I’ll go with you!” I looked at him in surprise. “You will?!” I asked. I’m sure he offered partly to keep me from setting off alone, but as time went on it became clear he had his own reasons for taking this pilgrimage with me. In some ways, my father has always been an enigma to me. He is comprised of many parts, some that I can’t seem to reconcile. Others, I know I have yet to discover. He was an NHL hockey player who never took much to drinking. His gruff demeanor intimidated nearly all of my childhood friends, but his inner artist led him to create impressionist paintings that now hang about our house with only his initials in their corners to give him away. He survived painful and exhausting cancer treatments without ever showing an ounce of fear. He wrote my mother dreamy love poems about their European travels, but in every birthday card I can remember receiving he penned only a philosophical “What greatness lies within thee?” And, despite his overflowing passion for the great outdoors, he never moved back to his breathtaking hometown of Powell River. Every time we visit Powell River, I wonder — why didn’t he move back here? This trip was no different. In fact, I faced this question more directly than ever before as I watched hiker after hiker ask my father “And you never came back? Why?” It did seem a little crazy, especially on the Sunshine Coast Trail where all you can see in any direction is the humbling beauty that British Columbia has to offer. Just on that first day we passed lush ferns that reached well past our heads, saw a seal soaking up all the sun he could before the rising tide swept him off his rock, and watched a bald eagle swoop down low across Wednesday Lake after our dip. Blackberry bushes eagerly begged us to lessen their load of ripe, juicy fruit. Impossibly tall Douglas firs and cedars quietly draped their boughs over us as we marched in our boots from breakfast until dinner. I had the sense they were keeping watch and wondering about my father, too. Their swaying and swishing whispered across the » PAGE 25 • DISCOVER POWELL RIVER 2019


Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail continued breeze, “Stay. Stay this time.” The views on the Sunshine Coast Trail drew a swelling warmth from my heart and took any words I could try to speak. Lakes lay strewn across the valleys like freckles. The frosted tips of Whistler mountains peeked at us from behind nearer peaks. Each morning the sky flushed pink and each night it burned orange, following the sun’s lead over the Pacific. Though my father hasn’t lived in his hometown for 46 years, he was still able to identify each island, each mountain, each neighbourhood. He called them all by name and shared the stories he lived out in those places. Every time we visit Powell River, I am reminded just how much that place is a part of my father. Memories and entire parts of himself lay nestled in its landscape. His footsteps line the forest floor, his sweat flows from one lake to the next. Hiking with him, I felt like we were together retracing his steps from childhood to adulthood. “It’s a kind of pilgrimage,” he said. Silently, I agreed. It was sacred. I was born and raised in Maine, where my parents still reside. It is rugged and worn by harsh winters. I love driving through its pine tree tunnels and exploring its biologically rich tidepools. I relish in the eerie sound of an unseen foghorn on a cloudy day, or the lapping of waves against the side of a docked lobster boat. There is something thrilling about the sting of frozen winter air reaching deep into your bones. »

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Powell River can feel similar. It, too, has a Swiss cheese landscape of lakes dotting land and islands dotting the ocean. Seagulls cry out and garter snakes slither alongside ponds. Bears feast on fruits and bugs. But, its temperate rainforest climate and ancient forests remind me that it is not mine the way Maine is mine. It is not my home in the way it is my father’s. Still, it formed my father and my father formed me. We are related, me and this place. It flows in my veins. It lies beneath my skin. My father is not one to share his feelings, especially not painful ones. I also hold deeper pains close to my chest. I always feel a sadness for my father when we visit Powell River that is hard to articulate, and I wonder if he feels it, too. He made the choice with my mother to settle somewhere else, and I know they are happy with their choice. But choosing one thing inevitably means giving up another. Who would I have become, had I grown up here? The last mile of that first day was extremely difficult, but the destination for the evening was atop a bluff with sweeping views of the mainland mountains and island-dotted coast. As soon as he dropped his pack, my father laid back on a picnic table bench and exclaimed “Oh, that little breeze feels so good! I can’t believe it!” He kept repeating those words over and over again like a prayer of thanks. »

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Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail continued My feet travelled many miles as we settled into our daily rhythms for waking, eating, walking and sleeping, but my heart was on a journey, too. A journey with my father, for my father, of my father. I saw more of him in the land and saw more of myself in him with each arduous step. I think he knows now why I wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail years ago, and that makes my heart sing. Our likeness surfaced in different forms. We are both headstrong and try to avoid showing weakness. When we ran low on snack bars, we started fighting – but not in the way you’d expect. We each argued vehemently that the other needed the food more and stubbornly refused to eat it. It was obstinance, but it was also sacrifice. We also both love the outdoors for the solitude and peace it provides. On our last night, we were planning to stay at a hut near the tallest peak on the trail. But, as we unpacked our things alongside a family of nine, we read in the trail guide that there was a place to sleep at the summit. We both looked at each other and, without speaking, simultaneously decided to re-pack everything and push on. The extra mileage was worth it. We had the highest summit to ourselves on our last night for both the sunset and the sunrise. Our 11 days on the trail together felt fleeting, but in truth they are not. They sprawl out with the dense moss and tangled roots that hold up the old growth forests. They move over stones with the rushing streams. They blanket the ground with the fallen pine needles. Our memories will forever lie embedded in that dazzling patch of earth we traversed. Paige Lucas is a photographer, hiker, barista, traveller, and soon-to-be high school English teacher based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. Through writing, portrait work, and travel photography she explores the small, tangible details of human life that weave together to form the elusive meaning of it all. Find more of her thoughts and photographs on Instagram @paigelucasphotography, Facebook @PaigeLucasPhotography, and on her website at paigelucasphotography.com. PAGE 28 • DISCOVER POWELL RIVER 2019


5 Sunshine Coast Trail Day Hikes Approximate duration: Two hours or less, each way 1. MANZANITA BLUFFS Moderate in difficulty, this hike offers a panoramic lookout far and wide across the Salish Sea. 2. TOQUENATCH TRAIL Family-friendly and fairly level, this excursion takes you past a salmon stream and a waterfall. 3. TIN HAT MOUNTAIN Challenging, but oh so worth it for epic 360-degree views that are one-of-a-kind in the world. 4. SCOUT MOUNTAIN A moderate climb with clear vistas overlooking Powell Lake and the historic Townsite district.

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WALKING

INLAND LAKE LOOP | MEGAN SCHULKOWSKY @DEMITRI_THE_DALMATION

No trip to Powell River would be complete without a leisurely stroll past the shops and services along Marine Avenue. But did you know this popular business district is flanked by two beautiful pathways right by the water’s edge? The sea walk can be tackled in under an hour with views of the Strait of Georgia and the busy Westview harbour. Willingdon Beach Trail offers a similar duration with a woodland setting that is home to many species of plants and animals. For something different, try the Millennium Park trails leading up to the recreation complex, a walk through the Townsite, or the wheelchair-accessible loop around Inland Lake.

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POWELL RIVER


CAMPING

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Whether you are looking for a truly back-to-the-earth experience or all of the modern luxuries money can buy, Powell River has a campsite with your name on it. 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. We recommend calling ahead to confirm the availability and amenities of your campsite of choice, or stop by the Visitor Centre for a full list of spots. If you are travelling with an RV, visit icbc.com and bcferries.com to check compliance.

PLAY AND CAMP IN OUR BACK YARD Regional District Parks and Campgrounds

Shelter Point Park (Texada Island)

Explore beautiful beaches and meandering nature trails with first growth forest. View our onsite archaeological displays to learn about this park’s history and cultural significance.

Haywire Bay Park (Powell Lake)

This is lakeside camping at its finest. Enjoy hiking, swimming and biking in this pristine setting. Families love the covered barbeque gazebo right on the sandy beach and the open playing field.

Palm Beach Park (south of town on Palm Beach Road)

Featuring newly refurbished tennis/pickle ball courts. Park offers one of the region’s finest beaches. Check out the recent addition of a new timber-framed bandstand and our fully renovated kitchen.

Craig Park (north of town on Craig Road)

Our nine-hole disc golf course, newly refurbished tennis/ pickle ball courts and new playground equipment make this day-use park a real family favourite. Owned and operated by the qathet Regional District

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CLIMBING

SUNSHINE COAST TOURISM

Powell River offers a myriad of crags and canyons that will be sure to satisfy climbers of all ages and abilities. Stillwater Bluffs are home to some of the best sea-cliff climbing in BC, while the Eldred Valley boasts granite walls to rival Yosemite National Park, up to 900 metres high in some places. Near the Shinglemill you will find the Higgyland cliffs and the Powell Lake bluffs. Both are crowd-free and a welcomed luxury for visiting climbers. Powell River Climbing Co-op is now open in the heart of the Historic Townsite district. The facility is the largest of its kind in Canada with more than 2,100 square feet of climbing area.

STAY • SPA • SHOP Four luxury suites and three ocean-view rooms

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Pedicure and nails lounge Lash extensions • Waxing Facials and massage Anti-aging IPL laser treatments Laser hair removal Couples treatments Spa packages and lots MORE

RETAIL GIFT SHOP

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Gift Gallery “As Usual the Unusual”

We use a West Coast focus

A “Must See” when visiting Powell River, a happy place to shop.

b Local, BC and Canadian souvenirs b Native sterling-silver jewellery b Gift and home accents featuring BC wall art b Rogers’ chocolates, Canadian buffalo wallets, purses OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK and local artizan soaps

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BIKING

BRANDON WATTS

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, with dozens more to be found around Duck Lake Protected Area. For something less extreme, try a pavement ride on Texada Island, a quick spin through the Willingdon Beach Trail, or visit the bike and skateboard park at the Recreation Complex, North America’s first ever poured-in-place concrete track.

Did you know? Even in the dead of winter, Powell River’s vast trail network is often snow-free.

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POWELL RIVER’S TEA AND CHOCOLATE SHOP

FULL-SERVICE GAS BAR

Large selection of tea and accessories

Open seven days a week, 7 am–7 pm

Variety of high-quality chocolates

• Electrical and mechanical repairs • Propane (auto and bottle) • Storage units available

Locally made jewellery, ceramics, gemstones and more

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GOLFING

KELLY KEIL

Something special on the Sunshine Coast. Renowned golf course architect Les Furber crafted a layout that is truly a breathtaking West Coast masterpiece. Carved out of the foothills of the Coastal Mountains, its tree-lined fairways demand both accuracy and length. Lakes, ponds and streams combine with strategically located bunkering. With four sets of tees, Myrtle Point guarantees a great golfing experience to all levels of ability, and also includes a covered driving range.

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WILLINGDON BEACH CAMPSITE IN THE HEART OF POWELL RIVER

Oceanside camping in a natural park setting FULL HOOK-UP SITES ELECTRIC/WATER SITES UNSERVICED SITES TENTING SITES BEACH FRONT

Open year-round • 4845 Marine Avenue

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The best spots to enjoy the colours of our coast Powell River boasts epic sunsets all year long, covering the sky with supernatural bursts of red, orange, pink and purple. These views are best enjoyed from anywhere that happens to have a sweeping view of the Strait of Georgia. (So, basically anywhere.) Here are a few favourite locations to get you started: •

As you stroll along one of our beaches

From the patio of a local restaurant

At viewpoints in Westview or Townsite

From a canoe, kayak or powerboat


At Willingdon Beach or Second Beach

From a float cabin on Powell Lake

At the Westview Wharf or sea walk

On Savary Island or Texada Island

From the top of Valentine Mountain

On the top deck of a BC Ferry

WESTVIEW VIEWPOINT | JOSEPH MCLEAN

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The Westview Wharf is a great place to catch a beautiful sunset view and if you're lucky a musical moment just like this one.

WESTVIEW WHARF | MEMORY ATTIC

The Shinglemill Pub & Bistro

Powell River’s fire-safety service First aid kits Full line of fire extinguishers Variety of safety supplies • Sales and service

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FAMILY FRIENDLY

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Drop in to Powell River Family Place at the Town Centre Mall and enjoy programming such as Mother Goose, Circle Time, Toddler Time and more. Check its Facebook page or call 604.485.2706 for a list of dates and times.



Visit Willingdon Beach, complete with a playground, pier and water park. The nearby trail is perfect for a game of I Spy. Or, you could take part in Fun in the Sun, a morning activity series held on Fridays during July and August.

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Powell River Public Library, located in Crossroads Village Shopping Centre, has become a wonderful resource for families. Free story time takes place on Thursday mornings, along with many creative workshops throughout the year.

Powell River Child, Youth and Family Services offers free programs at least four mornings per week, as well as summer drop-in activities at Oceanview Education Centre. Hours and activities may vary. Visit prcyfss.com for details.

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Take a stroll down the Trinket Trail, a quirky offshoot of the Sunshine Coast Trail network. The pathway has become a favourite geocache destination for kids young and old, with a plethora of trolls and dolls waiting for you at every turn.

Cool off from the heat of summer at one of our beautiful beaches, or enjoy drop-in swimming year-round at Powell River Recreation Complex. The region is also home to several lakes, which are perfect for a quick dip.

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Work up a sweat playing ball hockey on a community court in Grief Point at Powell River Christian School, or enjoy turf sports on one of the many fields in town. Powell River also boasts a mini golf course, a bike and skateboard park and a gymnastics centre.

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Look up the ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) bus at successby6powellriver.ca. Since 2009, this collaborative project has brought educational children’s activities, including the StrongStart program, to all corners of the city.

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Take a trip back in time through exhibits and displays at one of Westview’s two museums. Or, for an interactive experience in the heart of nature, visit the Lang Bay or Tla’amin salmon hatcheries to learn about the spawning cycle.

If you are in need of a larger area for baseball, soccer, frisbee or bocce, visit Larry Gouthro Park in upper Westview, D.A. Evans Park in Cranberry or Sunset Park in Wildwood. Washroom facilities are available at all civic playgrounds.

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Explore one of the area’s many playgrounds. Whether you prefer a public park or a neighbourhood schoolyard, there is plenty of real estate on hand to keep your little ones entertained and tire them out before the day’s end. PAGE 43 • DISCOVER POWELL RIVER 2019

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For a one-stop-shop of activities year-round, head to Powell River Recreation Complex. The facility offers swimming, skating and a variety of summer programs, with a world-class bike and skateboard park located right outside.


STAND UP PADDLING

STAND UP PADDLING | KIM STOKES

A sport that was rather obscure 15 years ago has grown in popularity around the world, attracting fans for its low-impact, all ages workout and meditation with nature. Stand up paddling, or SUP, is thought to have originated in Polynesia in the 16th century, although the concept of standing on floating material and propelling through the water with a paddle is undoubtedly much older than that. For Powell River residents, visitors and avid stand up paddlers alike, the sport provides a level of ease and accessibility. You can now rent SUP conveniently at Willingdon Beach from Stillwater Paddleboards.

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12 MONTHS OF FUN

TIN HAT | MATTHEW MASSA

Sunshine Coast’s mild climate allows for year-round enjoyment of mountain biking, ATVing, scuba diving, fishing, boating, golfing and hiking. A healthy local obsession with ice sports means there is plenty to do inside 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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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 locally raised meats, there is so much to find on our regional table. The mainland and islands are home to a growing assortment of farmers' markets, where fresh produce and homemade goodies are attracting droves of eager customers. Restaurants and cafés pride themselves in serving locally brewed beer and kombucha, embracing the popular BC Ale Trail with each and every glass they pour.

Satisfying snacks

Don’t miss the chance to fill your face with a Powell River treat! From fruit-filled cinnamon buns to fresh-baked butter tarts, there are many must-haves when it comes to local delicacies. Just ask around and one of our friendly locals or business owners will be happy to steer you in the right direction. Powell River Farmers’ Market is a great place for homemade goodies and fresh-from-the-garden produce, and ice cream flavours abound at Willingdon Beach and Lund Harbour in the summer.

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LOCAL LIBATION | GEOFF TOMLIN-HOOD

Hometown brews

Townsite Brewing is truly a Powell River success story, having won over many a local and tourist with their Belgian-influenced beer lineup. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss cask night at the brewery, every Thursday at 3 pm, with tours offered on Thursday afternoons during the summer and Saturday afternoons year-round. See how Zunga, Suncoast and other local libations are made. Their newly expanded tasting room also has Raincoast Kombucha on tap, another locally made fermentation that is sure to tickle your tastebuds.

Edible memories

Looking for something to take back home with you? Pick up a package of Garden Gate Spices at several locations around town. 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. 32 Lakes Coffee is open on Marine Avenue, Base Camp is well established on Marine closer to the ferry terminal and River City Coffee has been percolating in Crossroads Village since 1994.

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ART GALLERY | MAYA TREUHEIT

Powell River may have been founded upon industry, but creative culture has been the city’s heartbeat since the very beginning. Whether you’re a fan of music, film, art, theatre or other, the region is positively brimming with creativity thanks to a healthy community of artists and those who appreciate their work. Visual Arts

Several renowned visual artists have chosen to make their homes and studios in Powell River, favouring the area for its laid-back atmosphere and exquisite beauty. Organizations such as the Malaspina Art Society and Powell River Council for Arts, Culture and Heritage exist to promote and preserve the creative richness among us. Home studios come alive every August during the Powell River Studio Tour, and works are sold year-round at Artique, Wind Spirit Gallery, Rare Earth Pottery, Tug Ghum Gallery, and Gallery on Dogwood in Van Anda. A brand new showcase space, known as The Art Centre, opened in early 2018 above Powell River Public Library and will host a rotating assortment of themed installations throughout the coming year. Other public venues, including Vancouver Island University, Coastal Cookery, Magpie’s Diner, Little Hut Curry and The Old Courthouse Inn, have also filled their walls with local art. Even Willingdon Beach gets in on the action once a year, transforming into a colourful artists’ village for Arts Alive in the Park. The event will take place August 18 and 19 this year.

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Explore beautiful

Texada Island

Texada is a family friendly island with a marina, an airport and car ferry service. Come enjoy one of our great festivals or events. Texada Island offers something for everyone. On most summer weekends there will be an activity to suit your taste. JULY 27 & 28, 2019 Texada Island Blues & Roots Festival offers music second to none, featuring musicians from within a 100 km radius. AUGUST 3 & 4, 2019 Sandcastle Weekend is a family event with bed races, pancake breakfast, sandcastle building, a parade and slow pitch tournament. AUGUST 7 TO 10, 2019 Texada Aerospace Camp is where kids learn about airplanes, rockets and astronomy. AUGUST 11, 2019 The Texada Annual Fly-In (TAFI) is a delight for all. Enjoy the “Fraser Blues”, a pancake breakfast and the Fly-In Fling dance. AUGUST 25, 2019 Run The Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8k with over 100 entries! It is becoming a notable event for runners from near and far. SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 Texada Paint Out A paint out under the umbrella of the International Plein Air Painters. Come see this amazing talent.

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LASZLO TAMASIK DANCE ACADEMY, MUSICAL THEATRE | LEAH LAURIE

Performing Arts

Locally raised musicians, dancers and actors have taken their training to lofty heights on the world stage. Dancer Onna White was nominated for a Tony award for her work as choreographer of the movie Oliver! Multi-instrumentalist Don Thompson won three Juno Awards as one of Canada’s premiere jazz musicians. Tla'amin Nation's Evan Adams garnered worldwide recognition for his starring roles in Smoke Signals and The Business of Fancydancing. In 2004, Powell River was designated a Cultural Capital of Canada by the Department of Canadian Heritage and events such as International Choral Kathaumixw and Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) have only furthered the city’s reputation as a destination for music and the arts. Since 1981, Powell River Academy of Music has been training singers and instrumentalists of all ages and ability levels, while other institutions, such as the Laszlo Tamasik Dance Academy, Far Off Broadway and Theatre Now, have further shaped the cultural landscape and created additional opportunities for creative expression.

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TOWNSITE JAZZ FESTIVAL

TOWNSITE JAZZ FESTIVAL | ANDY RICE

“It’s about time.” Three words that inspired Powell River’s newest musical spectacle. Founded in 2017, Townsite Jazz Festival aims to attract some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians to Powell River, on a mission to entertain a coastal community and inspire a new generation of artists. Director Paul Cummings, a lifelong jazz enthusiast and ‘brains behind’ the event, has recruited a team of heavy-hitters including associate president Phil Dwyer, one of this country’s foremost stewards of the jazz tradition. Intimate venues and a historic neighbourhood serve as the perfect backdrop for a genre that only gets better with age – and with a $20 cap on tickets, merchandise and registration fees, even the prices are a blast from the past! After an inaugural year that filled venues and thrilled jazz-lovers, the Townsite Jazz Festival returns April 4-6, 2019.

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SUMMER EVENTS

BEACH TIME | MEMORY ATTIC

At no time does Powell River’s cultural tapestry unfurl more completely than during the summer months. In fact, the city is in the midst of a beautiful predicament: it has become so rich with activities that organizers are starting to run out of weekends to contain them. From choral music to chainsaw carving, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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PRISMA

PRISMA ON THE BEACH | SUNSHINE COAST TOURISM

Attracting an entire orchestra worth of student musicians from around the world, PRISMA (Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy) 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 runs from June 17 to 29, 2019. GLUTEN FREE  DAIRY FREE  REFINED SUGAR FREE  KETO

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LOGGER SPORTS

LOGGER SPORTS | MEMORY ATTIC

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 13 and 14, 2019, at Willingdon Beach, 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.

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BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL

BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS | SUNSHINE COAST TOURISM

Powell River’s unorthodox celebration of the humble blackberry has undergone several transformations over the course of its 26year history. What began as a seaside winemaking competition in 1993 soon shifted its focus toward a week of food-centric events. The festival culminates in an all-ages street party and fireworks display in the heart of town. On the evening of Friday, August 16, 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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Places of

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Powell River United Church Sunday Service, 10:30 am Reverend Mary White powellriverunitedchurch.com 6932 Crofton Street 604.485.5724 churchmowse@gmail.com

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Sunday Service, 10:30 am Captain BJ Loder 4500 Joyce Avenue 604.485.6067 prsarmy@gmail.ca

Parish of St. David and St. Paul Anglican Church

Westview Baptist Church

Sunday Service, 10 am 6310 Sycamore Street 604.483.4230 anglicanl@telus.net

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TEXADA SANDCASTLE

TEXADA SANDCASTLE | STEPHANIE FORMOSA

Now entering its 35th year, Texada Island Sandcastle Weekend brings together a random mix of pastimes that truly offer something for everyone. Festivities on Saturday, August 3, begin with the always popular parade in the morning. Participants, fun floats, bands and cars will follow a short route through the village of Gillies Bay. There is also a car show and shine, bed races and a kids’ zone featuring a bouncy castle. Live music and more than 30 vendors of food, arts and crafts will also surround the ball field in Gillies Bay. There is usually bingo in the afternoon and in the evening you can head down to Shelter Point for a lip-synch contest, moon-bag ceremony and laser light show to close out the night. Sunday begins with a pancake breakfast followed by the actual namesake event of the weekend, the sand sculpture competition, taking place between 10 and 3 pm at Gillies Bay Beach.

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Townsite Jazz Festival April 4-6 Canada’s best jazz artists fill Townsite’s intimate, historic venues

Lund Shellfish Festival May 24 and 25 A weekend of nautical fun at the northern tip of Highway 101

BC Bike Race July 9 The world’s best cyclists compete for single-track supremacy

Texada Annual Fly-In July 11 Aircraft displays and flying demonstrations tickle the tarmac

Powell River Edible Garden Tour - July 21 A self-guided tour of food-focused gardens around the city Texada

Roots and Blues Festival July 27 and 28 Live music in the great outdoors, featuring musicians of the region

Texada Island Sandcastle Weekend - August 3 and 4 Skimboarding and sandcastle building on Gillies Bay Beach

Arts Alive in the Park August 17 and 18 An open-air sale and showcase of visual art, music and more

Powell River Studio Tour August 24 and 25 A self-guided art crawl stretching from Lang Bay to Lund

Run the Rock - August 25 A marathon, half-marathon and 8 kilometre race through Texada terrain

Texada Paint Out September 8 Visual art creation on location, inspired by the costal landscape

Fall Fair - September 7 & 8 Celebration of nature’s autumn bounty at Paradise Exhibition Park

Powell River’s finest Licensed Liquor Store BC PROUD Offering a selection of fine wine, beers and spirits from around our great province

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COASTAL COOKERY

HOME OR BUSINESS COFFEE AND TEA

GO INSIDE Exercising

Let Powell River Recreation Complex become your umbrella on a rainy 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 over to Westview Billiards and Bowling. Avid Fitness features cardio and weight equipment, personal and group training opportunities, as well as exercise and athletic gear within its multi-functional facility. Drop in to work out or for a smoothie, or both!

Organic Fair trade Beans or ground Many varieties/blends Accessories and equipment An amazing selection of tea • Herbal • Black • Green • Desserts and much more!

PAPER PRODUCTS

Paper towels Toilet paper Facial tissue Janitorial and cleaning supplies

Shopping

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 replenishing, try the areas around Joyce Avenue and Alberni Street.

Learning

The section of Marine Avenue adjacent to Willingdon Beach is flanked by two museums, both equally rich with tales of Powell River’s industrial and artistic past. In addition to the variety of exhibits on display, there is also a gift shop selling Coast Salish art, books and more.

Dining

Dine at one of Powell River’s many fine establishments. Westview is home to an impressive array of ethnic food 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.

Touring

Hop in your car and visit one of our talented local craftspeople. Coast Cultural Alliance’s purple banner tour highlights 10 sites from Saltery Bay to Lund. Do not forget to stop by Artique and Wind Spirit Galleries in the centre of town. Or, see how they do it at Townsite Brewing.

Reading

In July 2017, City of Powell River unveiled its new public library after months of anticipation. Since then, the space has quickly become a favourite indoor hangout for locals of all ages. Grab a coffee and stay a while, enjoying a peaceful day in the heart of Westview.

Watching

Catch the latest flick on the big screen at the historic Patricia Theatre, the longest continuously operating movie house in Canada. Or, if you are a fan of live music, dance or drama, take in a performance at the much larger Max Cameron and Evergreen theatres.

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POWELL RIVER ACCOMMODATIONS

BEACH GARDENS RESORT & MARINA

Deluxe oceanfront, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Just steps away from award-winning waterfront restaurant the Seasider Bistro, 604.485.0996 (theseasider. ca for seasonal hours). Beer & wine store open late! Fitness centre, indoor pool and the beach. Full-facility marina with free seasonal shuttle service (July & August). 7074 Westminster Street Ph 604.485.6267 • TF 1.800.663.7070 beachgardens@shaw.ca beachgardens.com

LUND HARBOUR HOUSE

A spacious (815 sq ft inside + 570 sq ft of decks) custom, hand-crafted suite situated on the waterfront in the Lund harbour. Private & peaceful, yet only metres to restaurants, shops, art galleries, and tour operators along a private boardwalk. It is suitable for up to 4 guests with a well stocked kitchen & fireplace. An adjacent beach area is perfect for kayak launching (yours or rent ours!) and those decks offer the viewing of amazing sunsets. terracentricadventures.com 604.483.7900 airbnb.ca

PR HARBOUR GUEST HOUSE & HOSTEL An international guest house and hostel located right on the waterfront in the heart of beautiful Powell River. Meet other travellers or just relax on our new sundeck with gorgeous views across Straight of Georgia to the glaciers and peaks of Vancouver Island, and amazing sunsets.

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BEYOND BLISS SPA*SUITES

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

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OCEANSIDE RESORT

Walk the beach at low tide collecting shellfish or paddle at high tide to Myrtle Rocks Marine Park. Spectacular oceanfront self-contained cottages. Air conditioning, internet, fire rings, playground, seasonal pool, games and fitness room, barbecue, one kilometre to golf. Reasonable rates, pets welcome. Complimentary self-serve hot breakfast. Visit website for details. 8063 Hwy 101S, Powell River, BC 604.485.2435 • 1.888.889.2435 oceansidepark@shaw.ca • oceansidepark.com

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BOXWOOD COTTAGES

Two cottages with fantastic ocean views and gardens. Full kitchen and kitchenette, bathrooms with tubs, high-speed internet, fireplaces and outdoor kitchen. From the single traveller to the group looking for a relaxing holiday, we have what you need. Tourism British Columbia Approved Accommodation

4310/4316 Westview Avenue 604.485.2860 • boxwoodcottage.com boxwoodcottage@shaw.ca

POWELL RIVER TOWN CENTRE HOTEL

71 modern, air-conditioned guest rooms with complimentary continental breakfast and high-speed WiFi. Featuring the Garden Court Restaurant, TC’s Pub and NEWLY RENOVATED full-service banquet & catering facilities for up to 300. 100% non-smoking hotel, wheelchair accessible, with select petfriendly rooms. Call 1.866.485.3001 for our best room rates! 4660 Joyce Avenue Ph: 604.485.3000 Fx: 604.485.3031 Reservations: 1.866.485.3001 prtowncentrehotel.com

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 Wednesday to Sunday, complimentary WiFi, parking and cable television. Each nonsmoking room has its own unique charm and character. Laundry available, bike storage and pets upon approval. Starting at $129. 6243 Walnut Street 604.483.4000


ADVERTISER INDEX A&W Restaurant................................................................................26 Aaron Service & Supply.....................................................................59 Afterglow Hair Lounge......................................................................55 Armitage Men's Wear..........................................................................6 Base Camp Coffee..............................................................................40 Beach Gardens Resort..........................................................................7 Beach Gardens Resort - Accommodation.......................................61 Beyond Bliss Spa and Suites..............................................................36 Beyond Bliss Spa and Suites - Accommodation............................61 Big O Tires...........................................................................................52 Boardwalk Restaurant .......................................................................11 Boxwood Cottage - Accommodations...........................................61 Brookfield Renewable..........................................................................9 Capone's cellar....................................................................................58 Career Link..........................................................................................57 City Transfer........................................................................................26 Dox Auto Tech ...................................................................................45 Duke's Liquor Store............................................................................15 First Credit Union .............................................................................29 Golden Gate Variety Store.................................................................50 Great Balls of Wool............................................................................52 Harry Zroback - RE/MAX................................................................34 Horizon Real Estate Group - Royal LePage....................................60 inclusion Powell River.......................................................................18 Jenkins Automotive ...........................................................................38 Julie's Airport Cafe ............................................................................38 Just Soul food......................................................................................54 Laszlo Tamasik Dance Academy .....................................................15 Logger Sports......................................................................................55 Lund Harbour House - Accommodations......................................61 Lund Resort.........................................................................................12 Lund Water Taxi.................................................................................12 Magpie's Diner....................................................................................48 Marine Chiropractic .........................................................................19 Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy.............................................................14 Modern Windows and Siding...........................................................30 Moose n Eddies...................................................................................19 Mother Nature....................................................................................50 Myrtle Point Golf Club......................................................................38 Nancy's Bakery ..................................................................................13 Neil Frost - Royal LePage..................................................................17 Oceanside Resort & RV - Accommodations..................................61 Pagani & Sons Shoes & Repairs .......................................................56 Paparazzi Pizza...................................................................................41 Paperworks Gift Gallery....................................................................36 Parks, Recreation & Culture - Willingdon......................................39 Parks, Recreation & Culture .............................................................23 Patricia Theatre...................................................................................37 Pinetree Autobody...............................................................................6 Places of Worship...............................................................................56 Point Group Hospitality....................................................................21

Pollen Sweaters Inc.............................................................................22 Powell River Academy of Music ......................................................17 Powell River Chamber of Commerce..............................................17 Powell River Denture Clinic.............................................................40 Powell River Farmers Market............................................................54 Powell River Health-Care Auxillary ................................................30 Powell River Museum and Archives................................................63 Powell River Outdoors.......................................................................44 Powell River Town Centre Hotel........................................................3 Powell River Town Centre Hotel - Accommodations...................61 Powell River Town Centre Mall..........................................................3 Powell River Woodworks..................................................................16 PR Harbour Guesthouse and Hostel - Accommodations............61 qathet Regional district......................................................................35 RE/MAX Powell River.......................................................................47 ReliaKare Pharmacy...........................................................................46 River City Coffee ...............................................................................42 Rocky Mountain Pizza ......................................................................20 Ross Cooper - RE/MAX...................................................................31 Savary Coast Realty ...........................................................................13 Save On Foods......................................................................................2 Seabreeze Resort - Accommodations..............................................61 Shinglemill Pub and Bistro...............................................................41 Skeeter Jacks Outback Shack.............................................................57 Snack Attack Shack ...........................................................................16 Snickers Restaurant............................................................................45 SportZone ...........................................................................................19 Squatters Creek Wines & Designs....................................................53 Stillwater Paddles Boards..................................................................13 Sunlund RV Park and Campground ...............................................42 Sunshine Coast Tourism....................................................................51 Tempco................................................................................................64 Terracentric ........................................................................................20 Texada Arts, Culture & Tourism Soceity.........................................49 Thaidal Zone Restaurant ..................................................................53 The Old Courthouse Inn - Accommodations.................................61 The Owl and the Bear........................................................................54 The Seasider........................................................................................27 Tla'amin Convenience Store.............................................................10 Tourism Powell River...........................................................................5 Tug Guhm Gallery & Studio ............................................................42 Underwriters Insurance.....................................................................34 Val Griffiths - Royal LePage..............................................................52 Vanderkemp Sales and Service.........................................................37 Velma's Candy and Tea......................................................................37 Warren Behan - Royal LePage............................................................2 Westcoast Thick..................................................................................27 Westview U Vin U Brew....................................................................46 Wicks Fire Safety................................................................................41 Windspirit Enterprises.......................................................................48

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HENDERSON HOUSE LIVING MUSEUM in the Townsite National Historict District

604.483.3901 • 6211 Walnut Street • powellrivertownsite.com Walking tours available • Open March 1 through October 31: 12–4 pm Tuesday to Friday June through August: 11 am – 2 pm Saturdays November 1 through February 28: 11 am–3 pm Tuesday to Friday

Forestry Museum on Willingdon Beach across Highway 101 from the Historical Museum Open daily 12–4 pm June 15 to September 20 Admission by donation. 604-485-2222

Powell River Historical Museum & Archives

4790 Marine Avenue on Highway 101 at Willingdon Beach Summer hours: open daily 10 am–4 pm June 1 to September 30 Winter hours: open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am –4 pm, October 1 to May 31 Admission by donation, gift shop, free WiFi 604-485-2222 • www.powellrivermuseum.ca PAGE 63 • DISCOVER POWELL RIVER 2019


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