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Explore the Trails: Valentine Mountain

Valentine Mountain offers one of the best views in the Powell River & qathet Regional District area. Here, you’ll ascend a very short uphill trail (less than one kilometre in length) that includes a set of wooden and rocky steps. At the top you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Historic Townsite…

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Guide to the qathet International Film Festival

The annual qathet International Film Festival (formerly the Powell River Film Festival) is back from March 3 - 12, 2023! Every year, movie lovers come together in Powell River to watch critically-acclaimed cinema at the beloved Patricia Theatre, Canada's oldest continuously operating movie theatre…

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Foodie Favs In Powell River & Lund

No trip to the Sunshine Coast is complete without a few stops at local restaurants, cafes, and bakeries! Read on for details on some of our local foodie favs in Powell River and Lund. Whether you’re looking for beer and burgers or coffee and pastries, there’s something to satisfy your cravings…

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Shopping Finds at Townsite Public Market

Powell River's Townsite Public Market is a two-storey industrial-style space set in the heart of the city's heritage district. It's a bustling communal spot where locals and visitors come to shop, pick up groceries, check out local art, and even rock climb. Here we break down some of the best…

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Explore the Trails: The Knuckleheads

Length & Difficulty: 4 km | 2 hours | Moderate Where else can you snowshoe in fresh mountain powder in the morning, and play a round of golf in the afternoon? A true four-season destination, Powell River is home to the Knuckleheads, a winter recreation haven, perfect for skiing, snowshoeing, and…

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Explore the Trails: Dinner Rock

Length & Difficulty: 7 km | 2-3 hours | Moderate Dinner Rock Trail, also known at the Browne Creek Trail, is a great hike that combines piney forest and ocean views. The arbutus trees along the route are quite spectacular as well, especially in the fall as the neat orangey-red bark becomes even…

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Explore the Trails: Atrevida Loop

Length & Difficulty: 4.3 km | 1-2 hours | Moderate The Atrevida Trail off of Highway 101 north of Powell River features old growth Douglas fir veterans, as well as an outdoor museum with remnants of an old car indicating 1930’s style. Drive shaft, wheels, axels and other rusty artifacts have been…

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Explore the Trails: Powell Forest Canoe Route

Experience an extraordinary wilderness canoe route adventure on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. The Powell River Canoe Route is a lake to lake campsite and portage circle route for multi- or single day trips. Powell Forest Canoe Route The coastal community of Powell River…

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Explore the Trails: Stillwater Bluffs

Stillwater Bluffs is located on private land. This beautiful peninsula is home to some of the best quality sea cliff climbing in British Columbia, but also attracts hikers, photographers, climbers, and kayakers alike. Stillwater Bluffs is the definition of “ooooo” and “ahhhh” as it's a great place…

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