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When I was growing up in Powell River in the '80s and '90s, there were only a dozen or so skateboarders in town. On weekends, I would get up early and take a few runs on the halfpipe ramp that myself, my stepdad and friends built ourselves in the backyard of my Grief Point home, then begin my long journey into town, through Townsite and eventually up to Wildwood where one friend had a larger ramp, picking up other skaterboarders along the way. We didn't have a skateboard park (later, in the mid-'90s, we would raise money to build the original skateboard bowl that still sits at Powell River Recreation Complex next to the new, state-of-the-art bike and skate park), but we did have each other and our beautiful surroundings. Of course, when you are a teenager you don't always notice the picturesque nature of your surroundings while sitting on a gas-station curb, talking about heavy metal and drinking Slurpees. But it was there, all around us. Powell River, like many small cities, has changed radically in the past three decades. And not just in the sheer number of skateboarders and BMXers who use the new park, but in that special feeling, all around us. Our community is strong. When tourists come through our city, wheth-

er they decide to stay for a few hours between ferries or just buy a house on a whim and never leave (I've heard of this happening on more than a few occasions), they never forget this place. I have returned to Powell River numerous times in my life after living in Vancouver and Victoria. I keep telling people that I always find my way back here, that it must mean something. When I was a teenaged, metalhead skateboarder, I always wanted to get out of here, go to the big city and surround myself with likeminded people with common interests. If you read the blurb in my grade 12 yearbook, it correctly predicts me picking up and leaving this place as soon as I graduated. But we all have a home. Powell River is mine. I travel and experience the world, but I come back to one of the most unique communities and geographical areas in the world. If you are new to town, or just visiting, welcome. If you call Powell River home, you are one of the lucky ones. Look around. We have a lifetime of experiences and opportunities right outside our front doors. In the words of punk rock band Paint It Black, "Live fast, but don't die young. Slow Jason Schreurs Publisher/editor, Powell River Peak down, but never, ever stop."

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MEMORIES ARE MADE HERE WELCOME FROM THE MAYOR 5 EXPLORING NEIGHBOURHOODS 6 SAVARY ISLAND 10 SUNSHINE COAST TRAIL 14 TLA'AMIN NATION 17 TEXADA 18 LUND 20 FISHING 22 CANOEING 24 BOATING 26 HIKING 28 SWIMMING 30 MAP OF AREA 32 KAYAKING 34 ROCK CLIMBING 36 BIKE PARK 37 CAMPING 39 DIVING 42 WINTER RECREATION 43 FAMILY 44 FARMS 48 DINE POWELL RIVER 51 EVENTS CALENDAR 55 FESTIVALS 58 ACCOMMODATIONS 61 INDEX 63

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Welcome from the mayor We invite you to experience the City of Powell River firsthand. It is my belief that once you visit our fair community and discover all that is available to you, the idea of pulling up roots and moving here will be a great temptation. Many have chosen to move here over the years and are great proponents for the incredibly diverse lifestyle options. We offer an astonishing mix of urban and rural amenities, affordable cost of living in a safe environment, excellent education options, a vibrant arts and culture community, stunning sea-to-mountain recreation areas and a passionate spirit of community. The Sunshine Coast Trail, a 180-kilometre trail stretching from Sarah Point to Saltery Bay, negotiates a wide variety of landscapes from coastal shorelines, along creeks and lakes, through old-growth forests to panoramic mountaintops. As we boast a vast network of multi-use trails on the Upper Sunshine Coast, we have hosted the BC Bike Race, earning us a reputation as a world-class biking destination. Our numerous beaches, pristine lakes and wonderful mountains are also the envy of many communities. Powell River’s Townsite

neighbourhood, where the past and future meet, was designated a National Historic District of Canada in 1995. Every two years Powell River Academy of Music organizes and hosts the International Choral Kathaumixw festival, a gathering of different peoples. Choirs from all over the world participate. Powell River is also extremely proud to host the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA), which provides indepth orchestral training for music students and aspiring professionals. Events such as this have attracted widespread recognition and, in 2004, helped earn Powell River the title of Cultural Capital of Canada. City council recognizes the importance of fostering economic viability while preserving a vibrant, secure and healthy community. We are also committed to enhancing the sustainability of our community, which includes making our structural and social environments accessible and inclusive to everyone. Could we be the location of your next family or retirement home? Come see us to find out. We are well worth the journey and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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Powell River is about 145 kilometres north of Vancouver, BC, near the end-or start, depending on how you look at it-of Highway 101, which hugs the coast of North and South America all the way to Chile. It takes about five hours to get here from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal in Vancouver. Drivers will enjoy two ferry rides among some of the most beautiful West Coast scenery. From Victoria, take the Vancouver Island Highway to Courtenay, then follow the signs to the ferry terminal at Little River.

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Exploring neighbourhoods

WESTVIEW

Westview boasts gorgeous ocean views from almost everywhere. A seawalk, beaches and a campsite are within minutes of each other, and you would be hard-pressed to find more breathtaking sunsets.

AMENITIES: • Shopping • Restaurants • Hospital • Medical clinics • Pharmacies • Boating services • Marina • Vehicle repairs • Hotels • Recycling • Churches • Bowling alley • Miniature golf • Sani-dump at Willingdon Beach

CRANBERRY

Cranberry is a charming community with character homes and some shopping and dining. Cranberry Lake is fringed with water lilies. It’s not suitable for swimming, but is a lovely place to paddle.

HIGHLIGHTS: • Chartering a fishing or cruise boat • Fishing off Westview pier • Walking along the seawalk • Seeing the totems at Westview viewpoint • Strolling Willingdon Beach Trail and seeing the forestry exhibits • Visiting Powell River Forestry Museum • Visiting Powell River Historical Museum and Archives • Browsing through art galleries and shops • Playing at Willingdon Beach playground and water park • Playing a round of miniature golf • Dining at one of many fine restaurants AMENITIES: • Groceries • Barber • Nursery • Diner • Pub and beer and wine store HIGHLIGHTS: • Camping, hiking and swimming at

• Swimming, skating, working out or playing ping pong at Powell River Recreation Complex • Enjoying Powell River Bike and Skate Park • Enjoying live theatre • Going bowling • Going to a spa or enjoying a sauna at the recreation complex • Viewing the murals on Marine Avenue • Visiting various artist galleries • Taking in the Powell River Farmers' Market Wednesday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays, April to October

Haywire Bay • Hiking or biking around wheelchair accessible Inland Lake • Hiking to Valentine Mountain viewpoint • Swimming, sunbathing and picnicking at Mowat Bay

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Exploring neighbourhoods TOWNSITE

Powell River Townsite is designated a National Historic District. Townsite has quickly become a neighbourhood of choice for young professionals and families. AMENITIES: • Restaurants • Convenience store • Theatre • Churches • Pub and beer and wine store • Gas station and auto repairs HIGHLIGHTS: • Taking a walking tour of Townsite • Playing tennis • Going lawn bowling • Renting a cabin or houseboat on Powell Lake • Seeing the world’s largest floating breakwater made of concrete ships • Visiting Canada’s oldest continually running movie theatre • Taking a tour of Townsite Brewing

WILDWOOD

Wildwood, perched on the high ground on the north side of Powell River, has an atmosphere of rural charm. AMENITIES: • Convenience store • Pub • Gas station HIGHLIGHTS: • Hiking Scout Mountain • Exploring the sea life at Gibson’s Beach • Hiking the Switchback Trail • Picking blackberries in season • Walking the Wildwood Bluffs

OKEOVER INLET

• Kayak or cruise Desolation Sound • Camp or beachcomb at Okeover Inlet • Charter a cruise or fishing boat • Hike part of the Sunshine Coast Trail • Pick oysters off the beach

LANG BAY

• Picnic and swim at Palm Beach • Go fly fishing in many area lakes • Paddle the Powell Forest Canoe Route • Snowshoe or ski the Knuckleheads alpine region • Hike to Emma Lake or the Knuckleheads • Visit the salmon spawning channel and tour Lang Creek Fish Hatchery • Hike to the waterfall at Eagle River

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• Camp at Mermaid Cove • Hike to Rainy Day Lake • Cycle from Saltery Bay to Lund • Scuba dive and see the Emerald Princess

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Island magic draws people off the grid Unique beauty of destination attracts residents and tourists By Megan Cole The islands of British Columbia's coast have been popular hideaways and getaways for people from all over the world, and even though Savary Island has remained off the beaten path, those who find themselves there never want to leave. When Nicholas Newroth first set foot on Savary 11 years ago, he says he immediately fell in love with what is commonly referred to as the magic of the island. “A friend and his wife had bought a couple lots and were bringing a truck and travel-trailer up to Savary Island,” says Newroth. “They

asked me if I wanted to come too and I said, 'Where?' I had no idea where Savary was, but I fell in love with the place. There aren't even really the words to describe the emotions I feel for this place.” Having moved from the Victoria, Newroth was used to the sounds of the city, including sirens and street traffic. He remembers that as he sat out on the deck of his new Savary Island home, all he could hear were eagles, the wind in the trees and the sound of waves lapping on the shore. With a small, close-knit community of full-time residents, Savary

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Island has developed a laid back and easy feel. Population in the fall and winter is less than 100 people, but that increases to more than 2,000 people in the summer. “There are so many small things that you take for granted after you've been here,” says Newroth. “It's a complete change between winter and summer, but it still doesn't feel too busy in the summer. You don't feel crowded.” Considering Savary’s size, 0.8 to 1.5 kilometres wide and 7.5 kilometres long, it can be surprising that when the summer visitors

arrive a quiet spot can still be found on the expansive white sand beaches. Savary Island Resort owner Kim Wall says tranquility is just one of the many things that adds to the island's magic. “It's the most peaceful and tranquil place, you can go down to Mermaid Beach in the middle of August and not see a soul,” says Wall, a former full-time island resident. Wall first visited Savary when she met her husband, who had owned property on the island for nearly 25 years. Like Newroth, Wall says she was immediately captured by the island's magic, the

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“You have to bring all of your own consumables,” she says. Many people stop in Powell River or Lund to pick up necessary groceries and other items, but if anything is forgotten, there are a couple of retail stores on Savary that are open seasonally. Unlike many of the other islands in the area, such as Texada or Denman, the only way to get to Savary is by private boat or water taxi from Lund. Vehicle access to the island by barge is largely reserved for property owners. For those who need help getting to where they're staying on the island, a land taxi is also available to help transport visitors and guests. For more information, or to plan your trip, go to savary.ca.

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beauty of the beaches and the unique environment and community that occurs when a place develops in isolation from the rest of the world. While Savary might seem like a sleepy place to visit, Wall says there are many activities that keep people busy. “There's hiking, biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming, walking and beachcombing,” she says. “This is going to be our seventh year in operation, we've had hundreds and hundreds of guests and I've never had anyone tell me they were bored.” One thing Wall says visitors need be aware of as they plan a trip to Savary is that they need to approach it like camping.

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Hiking route provides world-class experience Beautiful views and terrain are complemented by volunteer-built cabins along 180-kilometre trail By Megan Cole Unlike any other trail in Canada, Sunshine Coast Trail shows off the awe-inspiring landscape, terrain and views of the Powell River area. Starting at Sarah Point, north of Powell River near Lund, and finishing in Saltery Bay, hikers weave their way through old-growth forests and from lakesides to mountaintops on what Explore Magazine recently referred to as one of the 50 best hikes in the world. However, Sunshine Coast Trail isn’t like the other treks on the list that are usually main-

tained and built by paid parks staff. This 180-kilometre trail was built and maintained by a devoted group of volunteers. When Jim Stutt first started going into the area that would become the Sunshine Coast Trail he likely didn’t know the role he would play in the development of the now internationally sought-after outdoor experience. Stutt, who is a general contractor in Powell River, says he started going out on the trail nearly 20 years ago with one of its founders, Eagle Walz. Stutt began helping with trail

construction, but then as the group decided to incorporate huts onto the trek, he was able to take his professional experience and contribute that to the design and construction of what has now become 12 structures and 400 wooden signs. “It’s been a great, fun ride,” says Stutt. “It takes anywhere up to 2,000 hours of volunteer labour to build one of the insulated huts. We’ve received funding for materials and transport to build all the huts with volunteer labour. It was just a matter of coming up with

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a design of what would be practical and roomy, and as inexpensive as possible.” Stutt says the basic design of the huts is very similar except for the three fully winterized alpine huts at Tin Hat, Walt Hill and Mount Troubridge. While the huts serve many uses, including escapes from bad weather and overnight getaways for short-distance hikers, Stutt says they have also become a gathering place for

visitors from all over the world. “When we’re working up at these huts we meet people from all over the world,” he says. “One time we were building a hut with the Rotary Club of Powell River up at Rainy Day Lake and six British soldiers showed up who were doing half the trail.” Stutt adds he has met people from England, California, Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe while working on the trail.

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“When you look at the log books in the huts and people sign them and make comments, you really get a sense of how international the trail is. It’s quite amazing,” he says. Even though the Sunshine Coast Trail has become an attraction for hikers from all over the world, it is a product of a dedicated community in Powell River. Walz, one of the trail’s founders, began its construction as a way to connect patches of

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old-growth forest in the front country. Development of trails that would eventually build to be the Sunshine Coast Trail began in 1992. “We began building trails that would connect about five patches of old growth, as well as other features such as riparian zones along lake shores, rivers and creeks, and viewpoints in the mountains,” says Walz. After much research and help from volunteers, Walz says they had finished the whole length of the trail in 1999. Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society, the non-profit organization committed to protecting areas linked by forest-trail corridors, including the Sunshine Coast Trail, has continued to improve and maintain the trail and its amenities to provide what has proven to be a world-class experience. For more information about the Sunshine Coast Trail, go to sunshinecoast-trail.com. PAGE 16

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Tla’amin Nation and its road to self-governance The path to treaty implementation long but hopeful By Chris Bolster Tla’amin Nation, Powell River area’s first nation, steps into a new era on April 5, 2016, the effective date of its treaty. While the agreement with the provincial and federal governments has been more than 20 years in the making, it represents a solid step toward reconciliation, says Roy Francis, chief treaty negotiator for Tla’amin. Tla’amin’s agreement received final federal approval in June 2014, though it would not come into effect for almost two years, giving the nation time to prepare. According to the federal government, it brings certainty to the first nation’s aboriginal rights, land title and provides economic benefits. The deal includes 8,300 hectares of land, approximately $30 million and self-government, among other provisions. Francis says there is deep significance watching construction of the first nation’s government house, located approximately five minutes north of Powell River’s Wildwood neighbourhood, and moving from its current band administration building. “It’s very symbolic and satisfying,” says

Francis. “It’s a visible change into a new world for us.” Francis explains the treaty helps Tla’amin build a better future and it would not have been possible without a series of conversations about how to make that future happen, instigated by former chief Eugene Louie in the early 1990s. “We started by making a long list,” says Francis, who has seen the treaty process through from the start. “It was a simple challenge that developed into picking a couple of priorities and tackling projects.” That goal-oriented process, started in 1994, helped lay foundations for what would eventually become the first stages on Tla’amin’s treaty, says Francis. “We learned this work makes a difference. It changes lives.” A consequence of the lengthy process is many of the Tla’amin elders Francis and his colleagues interviewed are no longer living and did not have the chance to see the agreement implemented. “It’s humbling to realize how important those memories were to this.”

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The elders’ stories provided researchers with enough information about the locations of the community’s hunting and fishing grounds, campsites and collection areas for traditional medicine that they were able to create a map of Tla’amin traditional territory over 600,000 hectares. From there they were able to determine what resources were held and what interests would need to be negotiated. “Knowing what’s out there is hugely important,” says Francis. Though challenges were overcome during the 20-year process, Francis says the agreement is really directed at the future and provides “security we never had before with a land base we have title to.” He adds the agreement will have a positive impact on the region as a whole. “Something that’s good for Tla’amin is going to be good for Powell River,” he says. “It’s going to be good for our neighbours. Our kids go to the same schools. We go to the same grocery stores. [Tla’amin] is going to be a bigger part of the economy and that’s going to be good for the whole area.”

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If you are planning a fishing trip or holiday to the Powell River area, you will not be disappointed. This area provides great salmon fishing, world-class trout fishing and the best prawns in the world. Here are some great tips to help you get the most out of Powell River.

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have lots of backing. Troll, jig, spin-cast or double-haul your fly to catch these big boys. There are many local hot spots and generally if the weather is good, all hot spots are very accessible. Texada and Harwood islands also provide a wind break if the weather picks up. This enables anglers with smaller boats around 14 feet to access prime spots.

PRAWNS/CRABS: This fishery is one of the tastiest. Prawns are found throughout the Powell River area in about 250 to 400 feet of water. Lower your prawn traps to the bottom, retrieve after about four to six hours and enjoy. Crabs are found mostly around Harwood and Savary islands in about 25 to 150 feet of water.

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Salmon are targeted all year round in Powell River but there are definite peak times. Let’s start with winter fishing. December to February is probably one of the most productive times to fish for winter chinook salmon. The fish range from eight to 20 pounds and are found in mostly 150 to 225 feet of water as they follow the herring and other food sources. Downriggers are a must to get your lure/bait to the target area. This fishery is followed by the summer salmon season from May to August. The resident winter fish are joined by migrating salmon and fishing heats up all over the area. Fish are found in shallower water from 30 to 200 feet.

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Canoeing Powell Forest Canoe Route

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An 80-kilometre adventure winds through nine interconnected lakes, rivers and creeks, surrounded by mountains, forests and wooded lowlands. Portages are well-kept. Along the canoe route and the adjoining lakes there are 20 forest recreational sites for camping, each with toilets and picnic tables. Although the entire route will take five to seven days to complete, it is possible to drive to different route access points and make shorter journeys. Maps and information on Powell Forest Canoe Route are available at Powell River Visitor Information Centre.

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The Powell Forest Canoe Route offers excitement for the whole family. Families can enjoy spending their days swimming, exploring the beaches, sitting around a campfire or watching for wildlife on shore while paddling down one of the many lakes along the route.

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Boating

Powell River offers plenty of options for anyone who loves to play on, over and under the water. Vancouver Island offers protection from the open Pacific Ocean, and sheltered waters and lakes in the Powell River area offer a world of adventures for fishing, boating, kayaking and diving.

COPELAND ISLANDS

Known locally as the Ragged Islands, this area of perfect West Coast scenery is located north of Powell River between Lund and Desolation Sound. There is an abundance of shellfish, well-fed seals,

and unparalleled tranquil beauty. Paddle north from Lund in a sea kayak, or take a powerboat or charter. The protected bays and inlets are waiting to be explored. The Copeland Islands are an excellent place to swim, snorkel, scuba dive and fish.

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The perfect launching point for Desolation Sound Marine Park, kayak rentals and guides are available there. Lund is also the starting point for day trips to the nearby Copeland Islands, Okeover Inlet and Cortes and Read islands. Lund harbour has gas, laundry, showers, groceries, restaurants and accommodations.

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With 32 lakes in the Powell River region there are plenty of opportunities to go boating. From dinghies to 24-foot powerboats, all types can be found on bigger lakes. Powell Lake, the largest body of water in the area, is a boater’s playground. Cabin owners must use a boat to reach their lake abodes and day-trippers head up to their favourite spots. A well-marked connection through a flooded riverway brings you into medium-sized Goat Lake. Dodd Lake, one of the Gordon Pasha chain, also attracts powerboats, sea-doos, boogie boarders and tubing enthusiasts. Smaller lakes like Inland and Haslam have size restrictions on motors that can be used. There are no restrictions on kayaks, canoes or rowboats that require human energy.

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There is a vast network of hiking trails in the Powell River area, both near to town, and farther out in the wilderness. Check with the Powell River Visitors Centre and local outdoor equipment stores and guide services for the level and duration of challenge that will best suit your desires.

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WILLINGDON BEACH

Located conveniently in the Westview neighbourhood, Willingdon Beach is close to everything. It’s a well-developed park with a children’s play area, playground equipment and a water park. The shore is sandy and sheltered by a breakwater. There is a fast food and ice-cream stand, plenty of well-groomed lawn, trees for shade and restrooms. A full-service camping area is adjacent to the beach. Special swimming spots can be found all along the beach trail, especially First and Second beaches where you will be entertained by sea lions on the breakwater near The Hulks, a breakwater formed by old World War II supply ships.

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Sheltered on either side by steep, forested mountains, Powell Lake is deep and inviting. Its best shore swimming can be found at Mowat Bay in Cranberry. There is a large sandy beach bordered by a grassy knoll, plenty of parking, picnic tables and change rooms. Haywire Bay is a regional park with space for camping and a protected swimming area. It’s close enough to town for a family day trip. Across Wildwood Bridge and past The Shinglemill Pub and Bistro is a dog-friendly beach frequented by residents and their canine family members. Late in the summer, plump blackberries hang from bushes offering a tasty treat before a cooling dip.

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INLAND LAKE: About 20 minutes from town, Inland Lake is popular for swimming as well as picnicking, biking and hiking. It’s wheelchair accessible. DONKERSLEY BEACH: Hawaii comes to mind when you walk along Donkersley Beach, south of Powell River. It’s a terrific place for youngsters as there is little slope so when the tide comes, the water is shallow. The beach is wonderful for building sandcastles. PALM BEACH: A large grassy field is a popular picnic area for families who come here to frolic in the sea. Children love to float around on logs that wash up on the beach. When the tide it out, this is a perfect area for building sandcastles.

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SHELTER POINT PARK: A promontory provides great swimming on either side of the very popular regional park on Texada Island. Early morning splashes or late evening dips, while watching the most beautiful sunsets in the world, are favourites for swimmers of all ages. The swimming areas are surrounded by a fullyequipped campsite and RV park, including hot showers. GIBSON'S BEACH: Just north of the neighbourhood of Wildwood, Gibson's Beach is the choice of locals. It also features a boat ramp.

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As you head toward those glacial reefs and white sandy beaches, just a few kilometres’ paddle from Lund, keep your eyes open for sea lions, bald eagles and a variety of sea birds, all waiting for their breakfast to surface. Kayaking is especially good on the southwest side of Savary, where it is too rocky for powerboats. The water is shallow here and you will likely see many types of marine life.

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Calm, protected waters make this a perfect place for beginner kayakers to dip their paddles for the first time. Even more experienced kayakers find it a pleasant location to start a sea journey into Desolation Sound Marine Park. Beautiful scenery beckons and you are likely to come across wildlife and an array of sea creatures that are sure to intrigue you. You might decide to put ashore and join them for a swim.

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Rock Climbing

Powell River is home to hundreds of diverse climbs that cover the entire spectrum of disciplines: seaside cliffs, forest bouldering, hard-sport routes, moderate multi-pitch trad routes, and full-on 20-pitch clean and aid lines in the remote, but accessible, Eldred Valley, as well as great alpine rock and ice routes. Two things that set climbing in Powell River apart from climbing in more populated centres: there are no crowds, and there is phenomenal potential for new route development.

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Bike park one of best in Canada By Chris Bolster Thousands of curious bike riders from Powell River and afar have sampled our new bike park’s various bumps, jumps and ramps since its opening in 2015. Alpine Bike Parks, the Whistler-based company that built the park located adjacent to Powell River Recreation Complex, was able to fine-tune the one-hectare park’s five courses designed for all ages and skill levels. The design of the park incorporates a blend of features, taking the best of Whistler’s own park, but also competition courses from around North America. The park includes advanced features like a 1,200-pound log canon and an up-ramp. Two pump tracks, one concrete, the other dirt, and progressive courses will help novice riders build skills. “When we designed it we wanted to make it something that was unique and would re-

ally excite the riders,” says Morgan Benbough, project manager for Alpine. As for the concrete pump track, there are very few of its kind in the world, says Benbough. “It’s a great all-weather surface and can be ridden anytime,” he says. “It requires no maintenance because essentially it is like a skate park, and it’ll be very durable and definitely adds a unique aesthetic to the park and something that’s on the cutting edge of mountain bike parks.” The park’s five courses are designed to increase in difficulty as the rider progresses. Andrew Shostak, youth coordinator for Powell River Cycling Association, has been very impressed with the park since its opening. “It has exceeded my expectations,” says Shostak. “It’s great for this town.” Shostak, who also races mountain bikes competitively, explains that he cannot think

of a place in BC, or probably Canada, that has a similar type of facility geared for riders with a range of skill levels. He says the closest might be Whistler, but riders would need to visit several separate locations to find the same progression of skills development. “At this park a kid can start out on the concrete or dirt pump track, do some simple jumps and then move all the way up,” says Shostak. City of Powell River has agreed to take care of some of the park’s maintenance, but riders are also expected to help out to preserve the dirt courses. Shostak says with any course some maintenance will be needed and riders who mark up landing zones are expected to take a minute to fix any marks that may result from awkward landings.

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are ready for their experience and not try to ride above their ability level. “You want to ride it based on your ability,” says Pukesh, “and slowly you want to be able to progress to the higher jumps.”

Let’s skate! As if a state-of-the-art bike park wasn’t enough, Powell River also had a new skateboard park open in 2015. The skate park, located right next to the bike park at Powell River Recreation Complex, was built by Spectrum Skateparks, an award-winning company based in North Vancouver that has built parks in many communities across the province. Made entirely out of slick concrete and featuring a larger quarter-pipe ramp, small bowl and a series of pyramids, banks, curbs and rails, the park offers challenges for all skill levels. Since opening, the park has attracted skateboarders, including professional riders, from all over BC and the rest of Canada.

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As the riders are starting out they can do a warmup run or two on the beginner line and then move up to the intermediate. “Each run in itself gets a little more difficult, so the features at the end of one run should be in line with the features at the beginning of the next more difficult run,” says Benbough. “It’s a nice way to slowly work your way up.” Benbough adds there are a lot of ways to link runs together to keep the park fresh. “It gives riders the ability to bridge out and try new things even within the runs themselves.” As with use of any public park or facility, safety is being stressed with the bike-skills park. Fullface helmets and pads are strongly recommended for riders. In addition to those precautions, City of Powell River recreation manager Neil Pukesh says the park has adopted the mantra of “pre-ride, reride and free-ride,” a process to help riders make sure they

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WILLINGDON BEACH

Willingdon Beach is a city park right in the heart of Powell River. There’s a wide swath of sandy beach, lush expanses of grass, children’s playground and water park, and plenty of full-facility camping accommodations. Willingdon Beach Trail leads north from the edge of the beach. A takeout restaurant offers meals and snacks.

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INLAND LAKE

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At Inland Lake outdoor enthusiasts can swim, fish, canoe, cycle and hike to their heart’s content. This wonderful park is just 12 kilometres from the centre of Powell River. There are trout in the lake, a small boat dock and outhouse facilities. Wide-door log camping cabins for wheelchair visitors only are available along the wheelchairaccessible trail.

Haywire Bay is a favourite for visitors and local residents for great family camping. During the summer, the 30-plus sites can fill up quickly. There are sites bordering on Powell Lake and roomy, pleasant and private sites further back in the forest. There are several popular swimming spots, hot showers, firewood for sale and canoe rentals.

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Saltery Bay Provincial Park is perfect for camping amid tall, shady trees. The sites are roomy and clearly marked. There are picnic tables and outhouses. A wide, raked trail leads down to the beach where the sea and time have worn away the rocks. There are picnic tables at the beach and plenty of places to set up for a day of relaxation by the ocean.

Dinner Rock Park has a fabulous West Coast setting on bluffs overlooking the ocean. With its dramatic rock formations, this isn’t the best campsite for small children. There is plenty of hiking, exploring and dazzling sunsets. Campers must bring their own drinking water and carry out their garbage. Vehicle access is a bit challenging and not recommended for low-riding vehicles.

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OKEOVER ARM PROVINCIAL PARK

Okeover Arm Provincial Park, north of Powell River, offers up to 17 well-groomed wilderness clearings spaced among tall trees. Each clearing features a picnic table and plenty of room to set up a tent or a recreational vehicle (RV). Campfires are allowed only on the beach. Visitors need to bring their own drinking water and take their garbage with them when they leave.

SUNLUND BY-THE-SEA

Hidden from view when travelling Highway 101 to Lund, Sunlund By-the-Sea is nestled among the trees in a little valley. A quaint footpath takes you right to Lund Harbour. Grassy campsites include amenities such as a drinking water tap, sewer/wastewater drain and 15/30 electrical outlet. Tents and trailers as well as motorhomes up to 55 feet are welcome. Sunlund is a pet-friendly operation, provided dogs are leashed. KELLY DAVIES PHOTO

TEXADA ISLAND

Texada Island offers great camping at Shelter Point. Clams and oysters on the beach can be harvested with a fishing licence. This area is also popular for kayaking. During the summer months there are hot showers available. There is also camping at Bob’s Lake and Shingle Beach.

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Underwater sites surrounding Powell River are home to some of the most diverse scuba diving opportunities in British Columbia. They include shipwrecks that are within sport diving depths. A number of deep walls are accessible from shore. MV Gulf Stream is a popular site for more advanced divers, located off Dinner Rock from where the depth varies from 36 to 51 metres.

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Mermaid Cove at Saltery Bay is home to the Emerald Princess, a nine-foot-tall bronze mermaid that is home to plumose anemones, rockfish, octopi and other sea creatures. In 2014 divers, including Simon Morris who created the statue, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the princess being placed 18 metres under the waves.

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You can snowshoe to Sunshine Coast Trail huts during the winter when the panoramic views are as breathtaking, in a different way, as they are during warmer seasons. Logging roads in the backcountry provide access to snow metres deep in places. There’s nothing like being out at night under a full moon, amid millions of stars, reflecting a silvery, silent, pristine world.

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Whether you have always had your roots here, settled here to start a family or you are a vacationer with children in tow, Powell River offers endless opportunities to keep you and yours busy, both in mind and body. From impromptu pop-ins to week-long itineraries, there are many adventures waiting. By Maggie Ellwyn

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Limited on time? Squeeze in an hour or two between commitments to explore the shores of Palm, Donkersley and Gibson’s beaches. Load up a bike and a helmet and test your skills at the Powell River bike park. Visit the Powell River Farmers' Market for some eats, treats, and live entertainment. Walk the trails and visit the hatchery at Lang Creek. Really limited on time but hopeful the children cooperate at your next engagement? Stop by one of many playgrounds for a quick release of energy. With more time to spare, there are many opportunities to make a day of it. Head on down to Willingdon Beach and you can easily fill a day playing on the playground, having a picnic, mini golfing at Putters, and walking or biking the Willingdon beach trail. Take a drive out to Nancy’s Bakery in Lund for a coffee and cinnamon bun; enjoy a walk while taking in the view; perhaps even pack along some water-friendly gear, rent a kayak and take a paddle. Want to explore beyond the end of the road? Hop on the water taxi and walk the sandy beaches of Savary Island or sign up for a boating tour of Desolation Sound. To see the beauty surrounding Powell

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River from a different perspective, stop by Magpie's Diner for a family-friendly breakfast and then head on a hike up Valentine Mountain. If an uphill climb is too much for your little ones, pack a snack, make your way into the wilderness and bike or walk Inland Lake; don’t forget to look for frogs along the way. Perhaps overnight or weeklong adventures are on your family to-do list. You can keep it simple and pitch a tent at one of the many serviced or un-serviced camp grounds. Drive on the ferry and explore Texada Island; take a dip in the quarries, trek the trails, play in the park, take a picnic or camp at Shelter Point. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, and have slightly older children, load up a backpack, rent a canoe and tackle the Powell River Canoe Route. Prefer to take in nature without giving up all the luxuries of home? Check out Powell Lake cabin rentals and rent a cabin where you can take a refreshing dip in the lake, dust off some board games and make some memories in a home-like setting. While outdoor adventure abounds, there will be times when you will need a break from the sun or to take shelter from the rain. Join in the many ongoing programs available for children and their parents.

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Families can climb aboard the Orca Bus, visit a StrongStart drop in centre, pop into Family Place in Town Centre Mall, or check out the parenting centre and library at the Oceanview Education Centre. If you’re looking for a more active escape from the weather visit the gymnastics centre for a parent and child session or stop into the recreation complex for a swim or skate and check out its scheduled family programming. Needing to slow the pace down and reconnect after hours of adventure? Snuggle up and share a story at the Powell River Public Library or take in a movie at the historical Patricia Theatre. Regardless of time, age, weather or finances, Powell River will not fall short in keeping you and yours entertained.

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From farm to fork

Food lovers engage in yearly event to celebrate local food For the past two years, Farm to Fork was a banquet held at organizer Kelly Hodgins’ parents’ Paradise Valley farm to promote local food producers and help provide food security for local charity groups. To date, more than 100 diners have enjoyed multi-course meals cooked by area chefs using only ingredients from within 50 miles of Powell River. “I didn’t even know that within our 50-mile diet we’ve got gin from a distillery in Comox, we’ve got sturgeon caviar and smoked steelhead,” says Hodgins, who grew up in Powell River and recently finished a masters degree in food security at University of Guelph. Last year’s banquet included hors d’oeuvres by Jacqueline Huddleston of Ecossentials, an appetizer by Kelly Belanger of Edie Ray’s Café, a main course by Roy Blackwell of the Boardwalk Restaurant and dessert by Mackenzie Adamson of SassyMacks Ice Cream. “The community response is tremendous and everyone gets involved in some way,” says Hodgins, “whether it’s farmers donating ingredients or chefs donating their talent and time.” Hodgins, currently working for the Feeding Nine Billion Project in Ontario, a food-security project in which students and academics work together to produce food-security solutions, says local volunteers Megan Cole and Rob Gilchrist helped organize the event last year. Hodgins says the 2015 edition was the last Farm to Fork she will be involved with, due to difficulties coordinating the event from afar, but Gilchrist will continue the event in some capacity for 2016. “This is not just a celebratory dinner,” says Hodgins. “I wanted to make sure that we weren’t just celebrating farmers and the noble and important work they do, but also raising awareness and a conversation about food insecurity realities.” The 2015 dinner sold out in five days and ticket holders enjoyed live music and drink pairings donated by Townsite Brewing and Courtenay’s Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery on the Hodgins’ farm. The 2014 event raised roughly $3,000 toward a nutrition-coupon program that helps low-income seniors in Powell River purchase local, fresh food from the Powell River Farmers’ Market, says Hodgins. Last year’s proceeds went toward the program as well, she says. For more about this year’s event, email Gilchrist at robgilchrist1@hotmail.com.

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Farms from around Powell River Andtbaka Farm 2440 Lund Highway 604.483.9890 Naturally raised meats Bushmans Farm 8556A Plummer Creek Road 604.483.3700 Organic produce and free-run eggs Coast Berry Farm 604.487.9788 10084 Nassichuk Road coastberrycompany.com Berries and vegetables with a seasonal storefront Cranberry Farm 6650 Cranberry Street 778-835-2027 carol.battaglio@gmail.com Wool fibres, free-range eggs and fruits and vegetables

littlewingfarm@telus.net Chickens, eggs, greens and honey Many Hats Farm Donkersley Road 604.414.9427 zepicurious@gmail.com Eggs, seedlings, vegetables, herbs, flowers and poultry Mayana Adar Family Farm Paradise Valley 604.489.0046 ingriddevilliers@shaw.ca Free-range eggs, lacto-fermented dairy products, chicken and lamb Morrison Farms 6619 Sutherland Avenue 604.483.8939 Vegetables and seasonal fruit Mr Kristensen‚ Farmgate 9269 Kristensen Road 604.487.9187 Vegetables, blueberries and more

Creekside Farm 7812 Valley Road Myrtle Point Heritage Farm 604.485.7737 8679 Gaudet Road Free-range eggs, meats and some produce 604.487.0501 myrtlepointfarm@gmail.com Emmonds Beach Farm Free-range meats and eggs and soap, 604.483.9766 creams, balms and honey Fresh vegetables and herbs Eternal Seed Garden Centre 2309 Zilinsky Road 604.487.1304 eternalseed.ca Greenhouse nursery with a range of flowers and trees Fiddlers Farm 604.483.9052 kevin.wilson100@shaw.ca fiddlersfarm.com Vegetable and herb seedlings Glade Farm 6834 Smarge Avenue 604.483.9268 wenmex@shaw.ca Gardening, animal husbandry and food classes offered Hammil Hill Farm 3674 Padgett Road 604.485.7784 Organic free-range eggs, flowers, seasonal vegetables and fruits Hatch-a-Bird Farm 6603 McMahon Avenue Organic vegetables, eggs and some meat products Honeysuckle Farm Texada Island 604.486.7686 Meats and hay Little Wing Farm 604.414.0383 littlewingoyster.blogspot.com PAGE 50

NIMH Farm Donkersley Road and Highway 101, South 604.487.0445 Organic eggs and produce, some meats One Tree Farm 3527 Padgett Road 604.485.3956 wilmaandmatt@shaw.ca Free-range eggs, chicken and goat meat, blueberries, cucumbers Periwinkle Farm 604.628.7846 periwinklefarm@gmail.com lifeatperiwinkle.blogspot.com Lambs for sale and wool, organic flours and multi-grain pasta Hodgins Farm 7819 Valley Road 604.485.7025 holidayfarm@shaw.ca Hay and vegetables

Slow Farm Texada Island 604.483.1471 texadasf@gmail.com Lettuce, salad greens and more Sugar Tree Farm 9536 Highway 101 604.414.9531 sugartreefarmpr@gmail.com Poultry and rabbits, goat milk, eggs and seasonal produce and plants Sunshine Coast Aquaponics 604.487.1441 info@sunshinecoastaquaponics.com Fish waste converted to plant nutrients: lettuce, kale, cabbage and more Woodlot Mushrooms Texada Island 604.483.1680 whiteheadwoodlot@gmail.com Shiitake mushrooms, fresh and dried Welcome Harvest Farm Texada Island 604.486.7137 welcomeharvestfarm.com Organic vegetables, blueberries and pork, as well as fertilizers

Windfall Farm 604.483.3061 windfallfarm@shaw.ca windfallfarm.ca Organic garlic, poultry and eggs, and range-reared meats West Coast Fish Culture & Simply Fish Lois Lake 604.483.6955 westcoastfishculture.ca Organic Lois Lake Steelhead, as well as fish fertilizer Wildwood U-Pick and Apiary 6487 King Avenue 604.414.0387 dougbrown2008@live.com Honey, berries and shallots Woodhead Farm Texada Island 604.486.7529 Vegetables and herbs Wolfson Creek Farm 10445 Kelly Creek Road 604.487.1747 wolfsoncreekfarm@hotmail.ca fb.com/wolfson.farm Meats, eggs and seasonal vegetables

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DINE Powell River recently celebrated its first ever Dine Powell River event, with 14 participating restaurants offering specialized dishes for the occasion. The mouth-watering menus during the 10-day long event, which was sponsored by Powell River Peak, were something to behold. Each participating restaurant stepped up and had its chefs create dishes to tantalize the taste buds and diners embraced the idea, some trying out several restaurants during the event. Dine Powell River is an indication of the rising amount of amazing food choices the city has, and plans are in the works for an even bigger event next year. In the meantime, flip to the following two pages for a guide to some of Powell River's eateries. Rest assured, there is something for every pallet.

Mitchell Brothers

Powell River’s Hometown Grocery Store

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Fresh Produce & Meats Grocery, Deli & Bakery

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11 MOOSE N' EDDIES PUB & GRILL 18 THE BOARDWALK RESTAURANT 604.485.0096 604.483.2201 mooseneddies.com boardwalkrestaurant.com 12 NANCY'S BAKERY 19 THE SAVOURY BIGHT 604.483.4180 SEASIDE RESTAURANT & PUB 604.485.0996 13 RAVENOUS RAVEN savourybight.com 604.486.0471 14 RIVER CITY COFFEE 604.485.0011 15 ROCKY MOUNTAIN PIZZA & BAKERY 604.485.9111

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APRIL

EVENTS CALENDAR

APRIL 23 POWELL RIVER FARMERS' MARKET

APRIL 24 MARATHON SHUFFLE

APRIL 29 - 30 HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

This is the 23rd year that runners and shufflers have traversed Sunshine Coast Trail from Malaspina Road to Shinglemill Pub & Bistro on Powell Lake. The 29-kilometre and shorter 12-kilometre half shuffle follow great trails through old growth, temperate rain forest along creeks and lakeshores.

Powell River Home & Garden Show: an annual display of products shown in booths that fill the Powell River Recreation Complex arena and attract thousands of people.

JUNE 5 GARDEN TOUR

JUNE 13 - 25 PRISMA

JUNE 25-26 MEN'S MALASPINA

Powell River’s Annual Garden Tour attracts hundreds of people who view botanical creations throughout the district.

Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) offers a unique program that prepares music students and young professionals for a career in music.

Men’s Malaspina Open: Local and out-of-town golfers take on the greens at Myrtle Point Golf Club. The event includes a practice round, horse race and an awards banquet.

Powell River Farmers' Market: Traditionally, the last Saturday of April is the opening for the weekly gathering of farmers, crafts people and eager buyers. A range of entertainment and goodies puts everyone in a happy mood.

MAY MAY 27 - 29 LUND SHELLFISH FESTIVAL Lund Shellfish Festival celebrates the bounty of the sea, oysters, clams, mussels and other delicious offerings.

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JULY

JULY 1 CANADA DAY

Celebrate our great country at the Maple Leaf family picnic held at Larry Gouthro Park. This family-friendly event features children’s activities, entertainment and munchies.

JULY 5-9 INTERNATIONAL CHORAL KATHAUMIXW

Choirs from around the world gather for five days of choral competitions and concerts. Children, youth and adults are included.

JULY 15-17 LOGGER SPORTS

21st annual Powell River Logger Sports takes over Willingdon Beach. This year, we will host contestants from all over the world, including New Zealand, Australia, the US, Germany, competitor throughout Canada and our locals.

JULY 30 TEXADA FLY-IN

Enjoy a pancake breakfast then watch as airplanes fly in, explore aircraft displays, take part in contests and listen to aviation speakers all at Texada airport. A barbecue lunch keeps everybody happy.

JULY 16-17 SANDCASTLES

Texada Island Sandcastle Weekend: Fun in the sun, ball tournaments, lip synch contest, food, a parade and a sandcastle competition make this event a highlight of the summer.

JULY 7 BC BIKE RACE

Hundreds of cyclists will ride through many of the community trails and set up camp overnight at Willingdon Beach for one leg of a seven-day mountain bike race.

JULY 23 SEA FAIR PARADE

AUGUST AUGUST 1 BC DAY

First Monday in August is a statutory holiday when many people spend time with family and friends, camping and enjoying beautiful scenery.

AUGUST 20-21 ARTS ALIVE

Arts Alive in the Park: Visual and performing artists gather at Willingdon Beach to create a special weekend that forms the beginning of the Blackberry Festival.

SEPTEMBER

AUGUST 13-21 BLACKBERRY FEST An annual fete of the blackberry includes a multitude of events, highlighted by a street party along Marine Avenue on Friday, August 19.

AUGUST 27-28 STUDIO TOUR Free to the public, the Powell River Studio Tour is an annual self-guided tour of artists and artisans.

SEPTEMBER 2-4 SUNSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 25 PAWS FOR A CAUSE

The 34th annual weekend of eclectic music performances at Palm Beach Park. Attendees have been known to leave the park for a dip in the ocean. Music, food and fun on the traditional farewell to summer.

Annual fundraiser for SPCA. Canines and their owners gather at Willingdon Beach to socialize and raise money.

AUGUST 28 RUN THE ROCK Sixth annual marathon and half-marathon, plus 8K, on Texada Island raising funds for cancer support for residents of Texada. A challenging course that provides serious bragging rights.

SEPTEMBER 24 SALMON FEST The 7th annual Salmon Festival at Club Bon Accueil (French Club). Enjoy activities for the whole family, pumpkin carving, treasure hunting, traditional salmon barbeque, putting up a giant tee pee, contests and more.

OCTOBER OCTOBER 21-23 SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL More than 140 artist studios are open to visitors on this self-directed tour of Sunshine Coast creativity.

OCTOBER 22 PACIFIC SALMON GALA An annual fundraiser for the preservation of salmon stocks, this dinner is a major highlight of the fall season. It's timed to coincide with salmon returning to spawn.

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Festivals

BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL

Blackberries have been enjoyed for thousands of years. But in Powell River, they are celebrated like nowhere else in the world. Blackberry vines of various wild and cultivated varieties grow in many temperate regions of the world including Chile, New Zealand, Europe and here in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The climate and growing conditiowwns on the Sunshine Coast are perfect for the blackberry, and it thrives here in sometimes overwhelming abundance. Blackberries’ natural best is by the end of August, and that’s when Powell River holds its annual Blackberry Festival. The week-long celebrations include a number of community events such as a studio art tour on Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, and a blackberry high tea at the Old Courthouse Inn on Wednesday, August 17, with 1 pm and 3 pm seatings. At the Open Air Farmers' Market at Paradise Valley Exhibition Grounds the blackberry theme continues with wonderful blackberry treats. Blackberry Festival street party marks the end of the week of celebrations. 2016 marks its 33rd year. Marine Avenue is closed off for the evening as thousands of people make their way through an evening of open-air partying. The street is filled with music, fun and fabulous food, with blackberry specialties to enjoy. Merchants set up small stalls along the sidewalks, musicians find a spot, and the entire avenue fills to the brim with people. Wander the street and take in all the fun. The festival takes place August 13-21.

SUNSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Prior to every Labour Day Weekend for the past 30 years, a giant tent rises from the ground at Palm Beach Park. A stage is erected, food and craft booths are set up and then the people arrive. They are fans of eclectic music, socializing and tasty morsels that are prepared for them. Music is the biggest draw for the annual rite of passage that means summer is drawing to a close. It’s a time for people to enjoy the laid-back days before busy schedules take over. Deliberately kept small with reasonable ticket prices, the family-friendly festival attracts more than 200 applications from performers. The musical lineup is a balance that keeps people coming back year after year. The festival takes place September 2-4.

PRISMA

Symphony musicians from around the world attend Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA). Two major concerts, and a third one held outdoors on Willingdon Beach named A Celebration of the Senses, highlight this annual event. The public is also invited to attend master classes given by musicians from some of the world’s top orchestras. The festival takes place June 13-25.

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INTERNATIONAL CHORAL KATHAUMIXW Imagine a place where nature abounds, and music fills the air. Imagine a place that is warm, not only in climate, but in atmosphere. Imagine a place where language poses no boundaries, a place where people of different cultures and countries come together to share the common language of song. That is Kathaumixw.

The International Choral Kathaumixw is a five-day choral festival filled with concerts, common song singing, choral and vocal solo competitions, conductor’s seminars and social events. The festival is a place where all can learn from each other and from world renowned choral personalities. Join us in bringing the world to Powell River, you won't want to miss

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a note! Powell River, open your home and welcome choir members from overseas during the festival week! Will your choir take home the Kathaumixw totem pole? Complete the online volunteer registration form at kathaumixw. org or visit our volunteer page for more information. The festival takes place July 5-9.

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TEXADA SANDCASTLE WEEKEND

Ta l e n t e d p a r t i c i p a n t s molding sand and water into fanciful creations bring thousands of spectators to nearby Texada Island in mid-summer. A softball tournament, moon-bag ceremony, food and fun mark this annual two-day summer celebration. The event takes place July 16-17.

LUND SHELLFISH FESTIVAL

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Living by the sea provides opportunity to celebrate its bounty. Prawns, oysters and clams are the stars to this annual event which includes music, artisan booths, chowder challenge, prepared and live shellfish and boat tours. The eighth annual fete to shellfish takes place May 27-29.

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Accommodations BEACH GARDENS RESORT & MARINA

Deluxe oceanfront rooms, air-conditioned with free WiFi. The Savoury Bight Seaside Restaurant & Pub, 604.485.0996 (savourybight.com for seasonal hours). Beer and wine store, fitness centre and indoor pool. Full facility marina. 7074 Westminster Street, Powell River, BC, V8A 1C5 604.485.6267 • 1.800.663.7070 beachgardens@shaw.ca • beachgardens.com

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. Sleeps up to four people. Centrally located close to restaurants, shopping, spa, ferry and beach. 4555 Marine Avenue 604.485.9521 Certificate of Excellence Winner powellriverhotel.com

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, Powell River 604.485.2860 • boxwoodcottage@shaw.ca • boxwoodcottage.com

HIGGIN'S INN

Higgin’s Inn is a favourite with business and vacation visitors both. Our completely private apartment-style suites make your stay as relaxing as being at home. The full kitchens have everything you need for independent living. The area, the air, the gardens and the beach all add up to a bundle of real happy memories. 10150 Douglas Bay Road, Powell River 604.487.1119 • higginsinn.ca 2016 DISCOVER POWELL RIVER

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Accommodations 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, BBQ, golf 1 km. Reasonable rates, pets welcome. Complimentary selfserve hot breakfast. Visit website for details. 8063 Hwy 101S, Powell River, BC, V8A 0S1 • 604.485.2435 1.888.889.2435 • oceansidepark@shaw.ca • oceansidepark.com

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. prhostel@gmail.com 604.485.9803 • 1.877.709.7700

SEABREEZE RESORT Come for a relaxing getaway at Seabreeze Resort • Cottages • RV and Campsites • Activities • Wildlife 10975 Hwy 101, Powell River • 604.487.9534 seabreezeresort@shaw.ca • seabreezeresortbc.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. Complimentary WiFi, parking and cable television. Each non-smoking room has its own unique charm and character. Laundry available; bike and kayak storage. Pets upon approval. $99-$159 6243 Walnut Street, Powell River • 604.483.4000

TOWN CENTRE HOTEL 71 well-appointed, air-conditioned standard, deluxe and executive rooms. Garden Court Restaurant, TC’s Pub, banquet facilities for up to 300. High-speed wireless internet in guest rooms and public areas. 4660 Joyce Avenue, Powell River, V8A 3B6 Ph 604.485.3000 Fx 604.485.3031 Reservations 1.866.485.3001 prtowncentrehotel.com PAGE 62

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ACCOMMODATIONS Bed and Breakfast, Cottages Boxwood Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Oceanside Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Camping Sunlund By-the-Sea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Willingdon Beach Campsite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Hotel and motel Beach Gardens Resort & Marina . . . . . . . . 07/61 Beyond Bliss Salon * Spa * Suites . . . . . . . . . . 61 Higgin's Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Lund Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 PR Harbour Guesthouse & Hostel. . . . . . . . . . 62 Powell River Town Centre Hotel. . . . . . . . . 03/62 Ravenous Raven Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Seabreeze Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 The Old Courthouse Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 DINING A&W Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Alchemist Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Base Camp Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Boardwalk Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Coastal Cookery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Costa del Sol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Fish n' Chix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Fruits & Roots Juice Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Jay's Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Little Hut Curry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Lund Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Magpie's Diner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Moose n’ Eddies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07 Nancy’s Bakery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ravenous Raven Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 River City Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Rocky Mountain Pizza & Bakery. . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Snickers Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Subway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 The Savoury Bight Seaside Restaurant & Pub.07 The Shinglemill Pub & Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Tree Frog Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08 Vietnam Cuisine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 HEALTH AND BEAUTY Afterglow Hair Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Beyond Bliss Salon * Spa * Suites . . . . . . . . . . 17 Canadian Martial Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Kelly's Specialty Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Powell River Optometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Primos Barber Den . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Shoppers Drug Mart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Suncoast Chiropractic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08 The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . 42 REAL ESTATE Carla McKamey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06 Don McLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Harry Zroback, RE/MAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Royal LePage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Savary Island Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Valerie Griffiths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Warren Behan, Royal LePage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 RECREATION AND TOURISM Beyond the Road Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 City of Powell River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09 IHos Cultural Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Myrtle Point Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Pacific Salmon Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 2016 DISCOVER POWELL RIVER

Powell River Forestry Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . Powell River Historical Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . Powell River Recreation Complex . . . . . . . . . . Powell River Sea Kayak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Salish Sea Dive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terracentric Coastal Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . Texada Island Museum and Archives. . . . . . . . Tourism Powell River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Townsite Heritage Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SERVICES Brookfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Career Link. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inclusion Powell River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Independent Lifestyles Homecare. . . . . . . . . . Peak Publishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Powell River Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . Powell River Regional District. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ten Moons Midwifery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Automotive, RV and small engine Big O Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dox Auto Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . El’s Auto Tec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pinetree Autobody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderkemp Sales and Service Ltd.. . . . . . . . . Home improvement T&R Contracting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Woodworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entertainment Patricia Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Powell River Academy of Music. . . . . . . . . . . . Legal and financial First Credit Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicholas Simons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Underwriters Insurance Agencies. . . . . . . . . . . SHOPPING Apparel and shoes Pagani & Sons Shoes & Repairs. . . . . . . . . . . . Pollen Sweaters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sportzone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gift, souvenir, home and garden Aaron Service & Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mother Nature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paperworks Gift Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirt Disturbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Springtime Garden Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tug-Guhm Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wind Spirit Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grocery and convenience Ecossentials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Gate Variety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mitchell Brothers Merchants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liquor, wine and beer Capone’s Liquor Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duke's Liquor Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malls Town Centre Mall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outdoor and recreation Canadian Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Powell River Farmers' Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Powell River Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suncoast Cycles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRANSPORTATION Lund Water Taxi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Springtime Limousine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

57 57 11 35 60 31 57 64 57 12 28 24 60 54 30 41 36 60 14 49 39 15 46 38 34 28 30 23 48

29 26 45 47 43 27 58 60 29 15 55 43 23 55 16 03 51 50 22 19 40 21 60

Places of

W orship Evangel Pentecostal Church Sunday Service, 10 am 5139 Manson Avenue (Corner of Joyce Avenue and Manson Avenue) 604.483.4283 evangelpc.com

Faith Lutheran Church ELCIC Sunday Worship, 10 am Rev. Brenda Nestegaard Paul 4811 Ontario Avenue 604.485.2000 faithlutheranpr@telus.net Lighthouse Community Church Sunday Service, 10:30 am 4620 Michigan Avenue 604.414.7735 Living Water Foursquare Church Sunday Worship Gathering and Sunday School, 10 am 4640 Manson Avenue 604.485.6116 prfoursquare@shaw.ca Parish of St. David and St. Paul Anglican Church Sunday Service, 10 am 6310 Sycamore Street 604.483.4230 anglicanl@telus.net Powell River United Church Sunday Service, 10:30 am powellriverunitedchurch.com 6932 Crofton Street 604.485.5724 churchmowse@gmail.com Salvation Army Sunday Service, 10:30 am Captain BJ Loder 4500 Joyce Avenue 604.485.6067 prsarmy@gmail.ca Westview Baptist Church Sunday Service, 9 am and 11 am 3676 Joyce Avenue 604.485.5040 westviewbaptistchurch.com PAGE 63


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