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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 unceded territories of the indigenous Coast Salish. Tla’amin Nation people have been stewards of these lands for thousands of years. We encourage you to honour their culture and learn about their traditions during your visit.

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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 Powell River Regional District

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NEIGHBOURHOODS South of town

Powell River’s south-of-town areas are an outdoor-lover’s dream. Many beach access points can be found along this scenic stretch of Highway 101, including Saltery Bay Provincial Park and Picnic Site, Palm Beach, Myrtle Rocks and more. Mermaid Cove is known worldwide for its nine-foot bronze mermaid statue that tantalizes divers at 20-metre depths below. Access to Powell Forest Canoe Route and Stillwater Bluffs can be found 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 STILLWATER BLUFFS | JULIA DYKSTRA 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.

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NEIGHBOURHOODS 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. Marine Avenue Take a stroll onto the Westview Wharf, or head south along the sea walk to watch the whales and harbour seals go by. The stretch of Marine Avenue between the ferry terminal and Alberni Street is home to many shops, galleries and cafés, each with their own local charm. Enjoy a 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

Did you know? Willingdon Beach was named after Lord Willingdon, Canada’s Governor General from 1926 to 1931. Before the land became a park in 1927, it had belonged to a local logging company and was known as Michigan Landing. 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 relics remaining from its bygone days as a rail yard. 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 Oil and Wimpy, which began as larger-thanlife parade floats, now preserved for decades of enjoyment. Joyce Avenue 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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Learn about The Hulks: the largest floating breakwater in the world

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. Four are slated to begin a new chapter as artificial reefs in the coming years, 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.

Hulk - a) a heavy clumsy ship b) the body of an old ship unfit for service c) an abandoned wreck or shell HULK | MACKENZIE GUILD

The Hulks In 1930 the Powell River Company Limited tooksince possession of the first of 19 ships’ hulks to be used 1910, Catalyst Paper Corporation employs nearly 400 residents Cranberry as a floating breakwater for the log pond at their pulp and paper millarea at Powell BC. commercial Using buildfeatures River, 12 surviving Cute and colourful, Cranberry is the ideal place for a swim, hike or today. The surrounding 400 idea, privateor homes, constructed between 1910 and 1930 as decommissioned breakwaters was ings not and a new evenallvery unusual – it had weekend brunch. All amenities areships just a hulls stone’sas throw from one anRiver Company set up and expanded its operations. other, makingbeen it a great area the city to explore on foot. Grabbing a Powell done inofmany places along the West Coast, and around the world. However, in most cases Much of original architecture was built in the Arts and Crafts bungabite at Magpie’s Diner is a must, followed by a scenic to thevessels top Townsite’s ship breakwaters were created byclimb sinking in relatively shallow water, their upper hulls and of Valentine Mountain or a dip in the calm blue waters of Mowat Bay. low or Tudor Revival style, save for a few noticeable exceptions. These remaining above theoverlooking surface to break the waves. In Powell River have the water is Westview too days, many of the original civic services moved to and Bring a picnicsuperstructures basket to Lindsay Park for a peaceful snack made way for new establishments such as Townsite Brewing, deep to allow this, and the breakwater was kept afloat and ballasted to reduce the action of the sea.The Old Cranberry Lake, or continue on to Haywire Bay and Inland Lake, easily Courthouse Innform and Townsite Market. Dwight the largest extravagant accessible viaIn nearby Road. boasts a 48-site campfactHaslam the ships ofThe theformer Powell River mill’s Breakwater Fleet what many believe toHall, be the company ballroom, has stayed true to its original usage and still plays ground whilefloating the latter breakwater offers a 13-kilometre path along the shoreline. in the world. This group of 10 concrete ships has become a Powell River Best of all, Inland Lake is completely wheelchair accessible and offers host to dozens of concerts, weddings and events each year. The same landmark asfamilies The Hulks. can be said for The Patricia Theatre, Canada’s longest continuously a level grade that is perfectknown for young with strollers or bikes. operating movie house. Townsite Heritage Society has put together a

beautiful map containing 17 points of interest, all within walking disTownsite Milestones in the History of the Powell River Floating Breakwater Over the course of its 108-year history, Powell River’s historic Town- tance of each other. Be sure to pick one up at Visitor Centre and enjoy a 1912 Mill begins production. Boomsticks, Davis rafts, scows and barges are moored in site has been home to many British Columbia firsts: the first medical few hours of exploring on your own, or book a guided tour during the of the logtelephone pond toand provide temporary protection. months. plan, first credit union,front first rotary-dial first radio tele- summer 1928 Rock is built. that bolstered phone to name a few. All werebreakwater important infrastructure Did you know? the Powell River Company’s booming pulp and Charleston paper operations. In at Powell 1930 The hulk of the USS arrives River. At only 500 metres in length, Powell River, after which the city its heyday, the1931 mill wasUSS the largest suchbecomes facility in existence, employing named, is the second shortest river in the world. It was first Huron the second breakwaterwas hulk. dammed in 1910 and later raised in 1924 to generate more power nearly 3,000 workers and supplying four per cent of the world’s news1936 Theoriginal former log barge Blatchford is anchored south of the government wharf. for the mill. print. Although the mill’s footprint has changed significantly 1939 Blatchford sinks in the log pond. 1945 Charleston and Huron are moved further out into the strait, beginning the first configuration of the breakwater. Malahat is OPERATED brought to Powell River. LOCALLY OWNED AND Fresh daily soupsnorth and sandwiches 1945 Island Carrier is anchored to the of the Huron. Daily take-out specials 1946 Malahat is scuttled outside the log pond. 27 flavours of soft-serve ice cream 1946 Albertolite is added to• the breakwater. Haircuts • Walk-ins or appointment Twisters • Shakes • Peanut parfaits 1946 Malaspina joins the breakwater. Shaves • Minimum 12 hours pre-book BREAKFAST • LUNCH • Sundaes 1948 – The concrete steamships John Smeaton, Henri Le Chatelier, L.J.Vicat and Armand Great food Great prices Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,Considere Friday • Coffee • Cappuccino Fully licensed increase the size of the• Hot breakwater to nine ships. chocolate 8:30 am-4 pm and much more where the Wednesday 9:30 am-3:30 pm 1949 Malaspina sinks. locals eat SHACK 1950 The concrete steamshipSNACK ThaddeusATTACK Merriman joins the fleet. PRIMO’S BARBER DEN RIVER TOWN CENTRE MALL • 604.489.0560 4585 MARINE AVENUE 604 414 3785 1951 Malaspina is refloatedPOWELL – fateMonday unknown. to Thursday 8:30 am–5:30 pm (phone frigate or text) takes Friday 8:30 am–7 pm • Sunday 11 am–5 pm 7550 DUNCAN STREET 604.485.5975 1954 Island Carrier is exchanged for the hulk of HMCS Coaticook. The former Malaspina’s place in the breakwater. PAGE 8 • DISCOVER POWELL RIVER 2018 1956 The Powell River Company buys the concrete ships P.M. Anderson and Quartz and used them at the Teakerne Arm booming ground.

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in a positive way with regards to LGBT There may not be colourful flags in every people in the community,” says Brosshop window and rainbow crosswalks seau, noting that City of Powell River at every intersection, but Powell River flies a flag every summer at city hall in honour of Pride Week and the local is doing its part to become a better Pride Society has organized beacon for the LGBT commuparade floats, drag shows nity. “There are no real open and other events throughsigns for LGBT people to out the year. Just last take notice of when they July, city council authoarrive in Powell River,” rized the installation of says Brosseau, “but a rainbow crosswalk at Enjoying Townsite’s as far as an open and the intersection of Ash friendly neighbourhood, LGBT-friendly Avenue and Marine Avit would have to be the atmosphere enue, adjacent to the PaTownsite.” The historic tricia Theatre. Powell River district is home to several also has a growing transgender businesses, including The Old community. “I know of at least five trans Courthouse Inn, Edie Rae's Cafe, Townsite Brewing and McKinney's Pub, that people living in Powell River and they go out of their way to show acceptance fight on a daily basis for acceptance and I am so proud of them,” says Brosseau. of all people. “There is still so far to go, and with the number of LGBT couples and singles setKnow your worth tling in the Townsite we will fly our flags “LGBT people tend to spend more high and with pride, hoping to attract money than straight couples or famimore like-minded people to the historic lies,” says Brosseau, adding that he has area and beyond.” been lobbying within the tourism sector for a bigger focus and acknowledgement of this demographic. “The LGBT tourism Tell your story Brosseau was born and raised in Powell market in Canada alone, and only CaRiver and has experienced both discriminadian travellers, is a $6-billion market. nation and acceptance over the years. DINKs, which stands for double income, “People call me a hero as I've done drag no kids, tend to pamper themselves at the local women's roller derby, permore, eat out more, shop more and stay forming in front of mainly straight people longer.” and their kids; for wearing nail polish on and my toes buttons in flip flops, referring to myself Fly the flag Come see us for beads, fabric, moreas ‘she’ sometimes; writing openly about “Powell River has definitely changed

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NEIGHBOURHOODS Tla’amin Nation

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

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

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 got 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 Island. Don’t miss the Lund Shellfish Festival, held annually at the end of May, with live music, artisans, cooking demonstrations and a chowder challenge. And make sure to get a photo with the Mile 0 monument, which marks the start of Highway 101, a 24,000-kilometre stretch of road that runs all the way south to Quellón, Chile.

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Destinations Desolation Sound

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.

Savary Island

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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“Always check the tide tables before you Part of Savary’s charm lies in its rustic, offcome,” says Thaddeus. “However, the new the-grid approach to infrastructure. “Facilities ramp has made things a bit easier at low are lacking most of the year,” says Thaddeus. tides.” The government dock on Savary can “In July and August, various businesses pop be a busy place, so if you are bringing lots of up, and fade away. I try to keep current on items be sure to use plastic totes for ease and my website, savary.ca." The farmer’s market convenience. All refundables must be taken holds steadfast, open from 11 am to 1 pm evoff the island with you and can be recycled ery Tuesday in July and August. “There, you’ll when you get back to the Lund Harbour. Most be sure of something to eat and a washroom,” of the amenities you’ve come to know and says Thaddeus. The market is located on the love from city living are noticeably corner of Brian's Way and Vancouabsent on Savary, so don’t exver Boulevard across from the pect a bottle depot, garbage church, a walkable distance dump or public washrooms. from the dock. “Hopefully Plan accordingly for your Riggers, the local pub, own comfort, and be exand the general store get tra conscientious about up and running this sumPreparing for a trip packing out whatever you mer, as there will be some to Savary Island packed in. memorable nights that you might not remember,” says Pick your favourite beach Thaddeus. “Or, bring your own Any Savary resident will tell beer. Not many people have ever you that the island’s best assets are brought too much.” Savary’s fresh water its beaches. “Mostly surrounded by white supply is another potable beverage option, sand, there is a lot of choice,” says Thad- though most visitors come prepared with a deus. “There is easy access on ‘The Front few reusable bottles already full. Row’ adjacent to the wharf, and a bit more effort gets you to spectacular South Beach.” Bring a flashlight Patricia Crescent, Duck Bay, Mermaid Trail, Due to the fact that all electricity on the isSutherland Steps and Indian Point all have land comes from generators, visitors are their own unique feel and are equally worth advised to bring a battery-powered flashlight the trek. “There is a beach to suit all, whether with them for navigation when night falls. watching the sunset, swimming, or tanning,” “There’s a Savary adage,” says Thaddeus: says Thaddeus. Plus, the absence of bears “If you go out in the morning, take a flashand cougars means you are not going to fall light. Things happen; you meet people, have victim to the food chain. “You will, however, a beer or two, and the next thing you know it’s see deer and marine life, and if it’s anything dark and there are no streetlights.” Be sure like last summer there’s a fair chance you’ll to leave your matches and torches at home, see a whale or two,” says Thaddeus. If you as Savary’s delicate ecosystem is vulnerable bring the family dog, make sure to keep it un- to forest fires. Most summers, there is a total der control. “No one likes lying on the beach campfire ban in effect for the safety of residents and their properties. It is best to stick while a wet dog shakes itself beside you.”

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One of the best ways to experience Savary is by bicycle. “There are new, modern bike racks by the wharf,” says Thaddeus. “I can’t see what use they’ll be to you, but they look nice.” Reliable bike rental and repair can be found at The Bike Shop during July and August. Prepare for the roads to be a little busy and dusty in the summer and try to get a trail map to help you stay off the main drag. “Once at the western half of the Island use the old Savary Island Road,” says Thaddeus. “It’s quieter and you’ll get some ocean views toward Cortes, Desolation Sound and the Copeland Islands.” Always be courteous and mindful of pedestrians, as there are many children and they can’t always hear you coming.

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The largest of the Southern Gulf Islands, Texada was named by Spanish explorers in 1791. Since then, ‘the rock’ has provided miners with various payloads of iron, copper, gold, marble and, most recently, limestone. Present-day Van Anda 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 FlyIn 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. You will not be disappointed.

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host to food, music, local crafts, and a beer garden. “Or, take in the “There are no predatory animals on Texada, so you can enjoy the Saturday morning parade, the afternoon bed races in Gillies Bay, or bounty of nature in predator-free safety,” says McCormick. Visitors evening events at Shelter Point Regional Park.”
 are always excited to learn that they can sleep under the shootGo back in time ing stars listening to the sound of waves, or photograph Visit the Texada Historical Museum in Van Anda, locatbald eagles in their natural habitat. “Or, you could ed next to the elementary school at 2003 Waterman climb Mt. Davies, Mt. Shepherd, Mt. Pocahontas Avenue, open Thursday to Sunday from 11 am-4 and more for 360-degree vistas high above the pm in the summertime; Wednesday mornings 10 Salish Sea." Camping at Shelter Point Regional am-noon during the rest of the year. There, you Park, Shingle Beach or Bob's Lake are other opwill learn all about Texada's industrial mining glory tions, with plenty of cycling, hiking, paddling and Exploring Texada's days, when gold, silver and copper ruled. “You can picnicking opportunities nearby. coastal charms almost feel the dampness and smell the sweat in the recreated Little Billie Mine, painstakingly and Join the Texada Trekkers realistically reproduced to give the visitor the experiEvery Saturday, this dedicated group hikes to a ence of an underground gold mine,” says McCorscenic location off the beaten track. “Geologist mick. Or, check out the blacksmith shop, the saw John Dove is the leader and provides descriptions shop, surveyors display and the clever reproduction of unique flora and fauna including wild orchids, of Kempe's General Store with authentic products. prickly pear cactus, tiny tree frogs, painted turtles For even more historical know-how, a walking tour or the endangered stickleback of Kirk Lake,” says is hosted by Texada Island Heritage Society in Van McCormick. Visitors are always welcome and are Anda. encouraged to watch the notice boards at the Gillies Bay and Van Anda stores for start times and Enjoy the arts for all locations. “Make sure to bring lunch and wear ap“Texada may have an industrial face, but it has an artispropriate gear."
 tic heart,” says McCormick. “Visual artists look forward to welcoming you to their studios during the two-day Build a sandcastle Texada Artists Studio Tour, held July 28 and 29 at a “Grab your pails and shovels and join in the famvariety of locations throughout the island.” For music ily fun during Sandcastle Weekend, which takes fans, the Diversity Festival runs July 21 and 22 at place August 11 and 12 this year,” says McCormick. Shingle Beach and the Roots and Blues Festival takes “Castle-building is at Gillies Bay Beach on Sunday place August 4 and 5 at Gillies Bay Ball Field. “And, for morning with judging by the public in the afternoon.” something completely different, check out the precision There are categories for children, family, teens and flying and aviation displays at the Texada Fly-In at the adults, and a special prize for the most sand moved. NYAH CHRISTIE PHOTO A two-day marketplace at Gillies Bay Ball Field plays SANDY MCCORMICK Gillies Bay Airport on July 8.”

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Swimming

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, TLA’AMIN head south of town to Donkersley, Mahood and TERM: Palm beaches. Beach access signs can be found nešəm all along the highway, or stop by the visitor cen(to swim) tre and let its friendly staff point you in the right direction.

Diving

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-of-a-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 compliment the colourful marine life on display.

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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.

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TLA’AMIN TERM: gat̓ ᶿəp (steering the boat)

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

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 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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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Fishing

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 Reef, 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 TLA’AMIN Roosevelt elk. Those with a BC hunter numTERM: ber can enter a yearly lottery for the coveted ʔɛʔaməš chance to harvest one. For your safety, and (to hunt) 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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TLA’AMIN ANIMAL NAME TRANSLATIONS Killer Whale nənqəm nun-come Bear mɛχaɬ meh-xatl Eagle q'aykʷ qay-kw Salmon ǰenxʷ jen-xw

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Whale watching

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, that 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.

Birdwatching

From owls to ospreys, the Powell River area is alive with many exciting bird species to observe and photograph. Earlier this year, the area received a rare treat when a Costa’s hummingbird took up residence in the garden near Donkersley Beach. Birdwatchers flew in from far and wide to catch a glimpse. Other species, such as loons, osprey, marbled murrelets, harlequins, cormorants and scooters, are a bit more common. However, bald eagles and great blue herons are by far the area’s most prevalent species and can be spotted daily along Marine Avenue and the sea walk. Even the crows and seagulls look special in our coastal paradise.

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Walking

No trip to Powell River would be complete without a leisurely stroll past the shops and services along Marine Avenue. But did you know that 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 Straight 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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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 oneof-a-kind in the world. 4. SCOUT MOUNTAIN A moderate climb with clear vistas overlooking Powell Lake and the historic Townsite district. 5. RIEVELEY’S POND Another trek suitable for children, with gorgeous waterfalls and an adorable assortment of frogs.

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Hiking

The Powell River area not only boasts 400 mixed-use trails and counting, but also the longest hut-to-hut hiking route in Canada. The Sunshine Coast Trail is truly world class, with 180-kilometres of traversable terrain and 14 huts ideal for stopping and sleeping along the way. Best of all, it is completely free to hike and is regularly maintained by a dedicated crew of local volunteers. The trail can be completed as a whole in less than two weeks, or broken into multiday or day hikes. Within minutes of setting foot in Powell River, it is possible to begin a route through old-growth forests, green meadows, rushing waterfalls and bountiful salmon streams.

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Biking

As a featured destination of the world-famous BC Bike Race, Powell River has captured the attention of mountain biking enthusiasts far and wide. The quality and sheer number of local trails is staggering, with hundreds of kilometres of crowdfree 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 new bike and skateboard park at the Recreation Complex, North America’s first ever poured-in-place concrete track.

Climbing

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 crowd-free, is a welcomed luxury for visiting climbers. Later this year, Powell River Climbing Co-op is slated to open in the heart of the historic Townsite district. The facility will be the largest of its kind in Canada with more than 2,100 square feet of climbing area.

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

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Camping

Whether you are looking for a truly back-to-the-earth experience or all of the modern luxuries money can buy, Powell River has 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 TLA’AMIN list of spots. If you are TERM: travelling with an RV, qayqayɛm visit icbc.com and bc(camping for ferries.com to check several days) compliance.

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High season phone hours 8 am to 8 pm Low season phone hours 8 am to 6 pm

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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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SPECTACULAR SUNSETS 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

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES 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.

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 TLA’AMIN tales of Powell River’s industrial TERM: and artistic past. In addition to taʔow the variety of exhibits on display, (lifelong there is also a gift shop selling teachings) Coast Salish art, books and more.

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES Dining

Reading

Touring

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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.

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.

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.

Catch the latest flick on the big screen at the historic The 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. POWELL RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY | JENNIFER DODD

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FAMILY ACTIVITIES

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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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The new 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.

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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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FAMILY ACTIVITIES

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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.

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.

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Work up a sweat playing ball hockey on a new 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.

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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FAMILY ACTIVITIES Powell River is a playtime paradise for children of all ages. Whether you’re looking for an educational experience or grooming the next Gretzky, we have a list of family-friendly activities tailored around the things you love the most.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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COLLECTING MEMORIES

Take home a piece of Powell River Ideas for the perfect Sunshine Coast souvenir

Clothing: Pick up a locally designed graphic tee from West Coast Thick on Marine Avenue, or drive out to Lund for a world-famous Pollen Sweater.
 Coffee Bring back a bag of fresh beans from 32 Lakes Coffee Roasters or River City Coffee. Both have signature blends that will get you hooked. Sweets: Satisfy your sweet tooth at Velma’s Candy on Marine Avenue, MAD Chocolates in Cranberry, or Just Soul Food at the local markets. Beer: Grab a few bottles of Townsite Brewing to go, or fill up a custom growler. Its tasting room also sells hats, shirts, hoodies and glassware. Art: From photo cards to walking sticks, Artique features a co-operative of local artists. The area is also home to several other galleries. Soap: Be it in liquid or bar form, Powell River has several talented soap makers. You will find their creations at Paperworks Gift Gallery and the local markets.

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Put the sun to work

forest, stick to the shade and avoid using a For perfect landscape photos that show off flash if possible,” says Dodd. “Consider positioning your subject on the edge of the our beautiful scenery, the sun should shade facing the light, to light up ideally be positioned behind you. their eyes and give a nice even “In Powell River, if you would skin tone, while still capturing like to take a fantastic shot the beauty of the lush green of the ocean and blue forests behind them.” skies, that means getting Pro tip: Make sure your up with the sunrise,” says Capturing the perfect subject doesn’t have any Dodd. “If you're out on a Powell River "hot spots" of bright light on boat, evening is the best photo their face, or clothing when time to capture the coastal they are standing in the shade. scenes of the town.” Even light makes the most stunPro tip: the closer the sun is to ning portrait. rising and setting, the warmer and more glowing the light will be.

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Use manual mode

Avoid washed-out sunset pictures and overblown skies by adjusting your settings. “If you want to take a picture of our gorgeous local sunsets, consider putting your camera on manual mode,” says Dodd. “Learning how to use your camera on manual will give you the most artistic control over your final image. If you are using a tablet or cell phone, try touching the screen as far away from the sun as you can, to have your device meter for the sky, not for the sun.” Pro tip: To take a stunning silhouette of a friend during sunset, position them in front of the sun and meter for a blue sky.

Turn that flash off

“If you are out exploring the local trails and would like to take a portrait of a friend in our

Adjust your shutter speed

If you stumble across one of the gorgeous waterfalls on our local trails, try experimenting with your shutter speed for some impressive effects. “Putting your camera on shutter priority can let you freeze water droplets in midair, or slow it down to make the water look wispy and magical,” says Dodd. Pro tip: If you are going to practice slow shutter speed for creative effect, don't forget your tripod to avoid unwanted camera shake.

more advanced creative effects, it is a safe bet to always put the sun (or your light source) behind you.

Change up the angles

For every view there are countless angles to choose from, so why even choose? “Don't take all of your photos standing up tall; get close to the ground, stand up on a bench or position a piece of foliage in the foreground for interest,” says Dodd. “Take some closeup macro photos of part of your scenery, as well as wide swept landscape shots. Taking time to really see what is around you will help you enjoy the beauty of Powell River.” If you’re sharing photos on Twitter or Instagram, don’t forget your hashtags so we can follow along with your adventures: #DiscoverPowellRiver, #powellriverbc, #sunshinecoastbc, #discoverbc and #explorebc

Bring a zoom lens

“If you are photographing a bird or a small animal and want to capture the texture of their fur, or the colour and shine of their features, make sure that the light is not behind them,” says Dodd, “and don’t forget to bring your zoom lens with you.” Pro tip: Unless you are attempting some

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DINING Powell River is in the midst of a culinary revolution, with residents and restaurateurs adopting a farm-to-fork philosophy like never before. From aquaponics-grown lettuce to farmed steelhead and locally raised meats, there is so much to find on our regional table. The mainland and islands are home to a growing assortment of farmer’s markets, where fresh produce and homemade goodies are attracting droves of eager customers. Restaurants and cafés pride themselves in serving locally 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 TLA’AMIN locals or business owners will be hapTERM: py to steer you in the right direction. ʔayʔitəm Powell River Farmers’ Market is a great place for homemade goodies and (eating a variety of goodies) fresh-from-the-garden produce, and ice cream flavours abound at Willingdon Beach and Lund Harbour in the summer.

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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 2 & 3, 2018 Texada Aviation Art Camp is where youth learn with a professional aviation artist. Open to ages 10+. JULY 4 TO 7, 2018 Texada Aerospace Camp is where kids learn about airplanes, rockets and astronomy. JULY 8, 2018 The Texada Annual Fly-In (TAFI) is a delight for all. Enjoy the “Fraser Blues”, a pancake breakfast and the Fly-In Fling dance. JULY 20 TO 23, 2018 Diversity Festival celebrates the diversity in people, music and arts on the west coast of B.C. JULY 28 & 29, 2018 Texada Artists Studio Tour Two days with outstanding visual artists in their studios where creativity abounds. TOWNSITE BREWING | ALICE CAMERON

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. Don’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? Visit MAD (Mother and Daughter) Chocolates in Cranberry, or 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 just opened up a café 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.

AUGUST 4 & 5 2018 Texada Island Blues & Roots Festival offers music second to none, featuring musicians from within a 100 km radius. AUGUST 11 & 12, 2018 Sandcastle Weekend is a family event with bed races, pancake breakfast, sandcastle building, a parade and slow pitch tournament. AUGUST 18, 2018 Texada Pride is hosting the 5th annual event celebrating diversity in our community. Afternoon parade & drag races.A 19+ event. AUGUST 26, 2018 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 8, 2018 Texada Paint Out A paint out under the umbrella of the International Plein Air Painters. Come see this amazing talent.

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ARTS 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.

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 fur-

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ARTS Local inspiration

Find out where these Powell River artists go to get their creative juices flowing.

Debra Bevaart, sculptor/owner Tug Ghum Gallery

“My view from my studio-gallery is about as inspiring as it gets: year-round hummingbirds, seals, humpback whales, dolphins; sea lions sleeping in the small Lund bay, or barking it up; killer whales putting on a show. Lund waters abound SOAPSTONE SEALS | DEBRA BEVAART with the wildlife people come from all over the world to ton, without a doubt. Who would I choose to perform in these wonderful have a chance at seeing. We live it here every day and I can take a small snapshot of that from my own window on the world. venues today? The answer lies within the Townsite Jazz Festival.” All my soapstone carvings reflect that part of where we live.”

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“I love to wander around my historic Townsite neighbourhood and soak up the uniqueness of the old buildings. To set foot inside them really gets my musical creative juices flowing. I ask myself, who would I like to have seen perform in Dwight Hall 70 or more year ago? Likely the Duke Ellington Orchestra. The Rodmay Hotel's Rainbow Room? That would have to be Coleman Hawkins. McKinney's Pub? Jelly-Roll Mor-

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“The place I get inspiration on a regular basis is in the forest with my dogs. I also meditate and get inspiration from that. The forest has peace and quiet and I stop to photograph bits of lichen and mushrooms. I also pick leaves and ferns to use in my work."

I started singing as I was walking my dog around the neighbourhood and I was looking up at Scout Mountain. 'On Your Journey Home,' a song I wrote for my brother, was the first song I wrote in my Wildwood house in the early hours of the morning sitting watching the sun come up.”

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Devon Hanley, singer/songwriter

Deborah Dumka, fibre artist

Joyce Furness, painter

“I live in Wildwood looking out over Powell Lake and Scout Mountain. Since I started living in my little house on the Wildwood hillside I have written several songs. I find my neighbourhood to be full of inspiring scenery; the sky, the mountains, the lake. One of my new songs, 'Top of the Mountain,' was a song

“The shoreline of Texada Island between Gillies Bay and Shelter Point Park is a gradient of stone, from tumbled pebbles to king-of-the-castle type boulders. Sometimes there, sometimes not, depending on the season and the tide, this is where I consider the push and pull and interdependence of humankind and nature.”

“It’s the interaction with the people of Powell River that really inspires me. The ‘let's get this done together’ mentality is invigorating and makes me want to put full energy into growing PRISMA beyond expectation.” “Myrtle Rocks. There is something about the moods, the tides, the rocks, offset by those straight, firmly planted posts; man labour setting off the beauty of the scenery. The sunsets I've seen are a soft glow compared to the wild skies you often get as you look north.” BIG SKY AT MYRTLE ROCKS #2 JOYCE FURNESS

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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. Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA)

Attracting an entire orchestra worth of student musicians from around the world, PRISMA runs for two weeks every June, giving locals and visitors a chance to watch a symphony grow and develop right before their eyes. Whether performing ticketed concerts inside the 725-seat Evergreen Theatre or a free outdoor recital under the Rotary

Pavilion at Willingdon Beach, the PRISMA Festival Orchestra is a sight to behold. Maestro Arthur Arnold, musical director of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and a notable guest conductor around the globe, is known for his ability to bring humour and accessibility to the repertoire, ensuring this will be an event that satisfies audiences of all ages and experience levels. PRISMA 2018 runs from June 11 to 23.

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SUMMER EVENTS

Sunshine Music Festival

International Choral Kathaumixw

International Choral Kathaumixw (pronounced Ka-thou-mew) has consistently grown and evolved since the first instalment took place in 1984. In the Tla’amin language, Kathaumixw means “a gathering together of different peoples,” and the biennial festival does just that. Previous instalments have boasted 1,500 singers or more from choirs as far away as Uganda, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Slovenia. A team of volunteers spends more than two weeks converting Hap Parker Arena into a concert hall for three gala concerts, and a host of other venues flourish throughout the city during the five-day spectacle. Kathaumixw 2018 will take place from July 3 to 7. For the full lineup of choirs and guest artists, visit kathaumixw.org.

For 36 years, Sunshine Music Festival has served as the official goodbye to summer in Powell River. The event takes place each September over Labour Day weekend, drawing an all-ages crowd to Palm Beach Regional Park to enjoy its gorgeous setting and laid-back hippie charm. Just metres from the shore, the main stage plays host to an eclectic mix of local up-and-comers, dynamic storytellers and Canadian folk treasures. The event’s most iconic feature, however, might just be its oversized canvas tent, which offers faithful shelter from the heat of the sun, or perhaps the barbecue-corn booth where the simple combination of butter and maize will make your tastebuds feel like they have joined a commune in Flavour Town.

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Powell River Logger Sports

Much of the Powell River we see today was founded in the early 1900s as a lumber town, so it is only fitting that the community is home to a world-class logger sports and chainsaw carving exhibition. From July 13 to 15, 2018, 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.

Blackberry Festival

Powell River’s unorthodox celebration of the humble blackberry has undergone several transformations over the course of its 25-year 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 17, 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.

Beautiful Rooms Great food in our Waterfront Restaurant and Pub Liquor Store & General Store Groceries, Fresh Produce, Deli, Boating Supplies and more! Marine Fuel Dock and Marina Facilities 604.414.0474 • TOLL-FREE 1.877.569.3999 email: info@lundhotel.com • www.lundhotel.com

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MORE MUST-SEE EVENTS ON THE HORIZON Townsite Jazz Festival April 5-7 Canada’s best jazz artists fill Townsite’s intimate, historic venues

Texada Artists Studio Tour July 28 and 29 Artists from around the island open their studios to the public

Lund Shellfish Festival May 25 and 26 A weekend of nautical fun at the northern tip of Highway 101

Texada Roots and Blues Festival August 4 Live music in the great outdoors, featuring musicians of the region

Texada Annual Fly-In July 8 Aircraft displays and flying demonstrations tickle the tarmac BC Bike Race July 9 The world’s best cyclists compete for single-track supremacy

Texada Island Sandcastle Weekend August 11 and 12 Skimboarding and sandcastle building on Gillies Bay Beach

Powell River Edible Garden Tour TBA A self-guided tour of food-focused gardens around the city Arts Alive in the Park August 18 and 19 An open-air sale and showcase of visual art, music and more Powell River Studio Tour August 25 and 26 A self-guided art crawl stretching from Lang Bay to Lund

Run the Rock August 26 A marathon, halfmarathon and 8 kilometre race through Texada terrain Texada Paint Out September 8 Visual art creation on location, inspired by the costal landscape Fall Fair TBA Celebration of nature’s autumn bounty at Paradise Exhibition Park Carols by Candlelight TBA A Christmas tradition, complete with local choirs and organ

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4720 Joyce Ave Store: 604 485-4649 Auto Parts & Services Centre: 604 485-4639 Locally owned and operated in Powell River by Michelle Hodgkinson-Kristof


Places of

W orship Church of the Assumption

Assumption, Westview: Saturday Mass 4:30 pm Sunday Mass 10 am and 7 pm Sacred Heart, Tla’amin: Sunday Mass 12 pm St Gerard’s, Wildwood: Sunday Mass 8 am Pastor: Father Patrick Tepoorten • 7109 Glacier Street

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

Living Water Foursquare Church Sunday Worship Gathering and Sunday School, 10 am 4640 Manson Avenue • 604.485.6116 livingwaterpr.com f

Breakfast, lunch & great home baking! Home of the Blackberry Cinnamon Bun

Open at 7 am • Seven days a week at our beautiful location on Lund Harbour

Parish of St. David and St. Paul Anglican Church

FREE parking and Internet • Licensed • 604.483.4180

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

Powell River United Church

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

Westview Baptist Church

Sunday Service, 10 am and 6:30 pm 3676 Joyce Avenue • 604.485.5040 wbchurch.ca

Waterfront Retreat

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ACCOMMODATIONS

BEACH GARDENS RESORT & MARINA

BEYOND BLISS SPA*SUITES

Deluxe oceanfront rooms, air-conditioned with free WiFi. Just steps away from The Seasider Bistro, 604.485.0996 (theseasider. ca for seasonal hours). Beer and wine store, fitness centre and indoor pool. Full facility marina. 7074 Westminster Street Powell River, BC V8A 1C5 Ph 604.485.6267 • TF 1.800.663.7070 beachgardens@shaw.ca beachgardens.com

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.

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

4555 Marine Avenue 604.485.9521 powellriverhotel.com

Certificate of Excellence Winner

OCEANSIDE RESORT

BIRDSNEST B&B

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

PR HARBOUR GUEST HOUSE & HOSTEL

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

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

SEABREEZE RESORT

THE OLD COURTHOUSE INN

TOWN CENTRE HOTEL

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.

71 well-appointed, air-conditioned standard, deluxe and executive rooms. Garden Court Restaurant, TC’s Pub and banquet facilities for up to 300. High-speed wireless Internet in guest rooms and public areas.

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

6243 Walnut Street 604.483.4000

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 TF 1.877.709.7700

4660 Joyce Avenue Powell River, V8A 3B6 Ph: 604.485.3000 Fx: 604.485.3031 Reservations: 1.866.485.3001 prtowncentrehotel.com


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