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Sunshine Coast Tourism/Regan Hately Powell Lake

Powell Lake

Almost an inlet unto itself, Powell Lake is the largest lake on the Sunshine Coast and offers endless possibilities.

A full-scale boat launch and marina make bringing your motor craft very easy, and allows you access the full extent of this massive lake. Goat island—situated right in the middle of the lake—is a great place to stop for a snack or stretch your legs, if your chosen mode of transportation is self-powered. You will also spot a few privately owned floating cabins dotting the lake.

The Shinglemill Pub and Bistro is your closest stop, offering lakeside dining with a gorgeous view to match. This is also where you'll find the marina. The main centre of Powell River—where you can find additional dining options, gas, groceries, and shops—is approximately a 15 - 20 minute drive from the marina in the southbound direction. In the northbound direction, a 20 - 30 minute drive will take you to Lund.

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This lake is ideal for:

  • boating
  • waterskiing/wakeboarding
  • paddle sports
  • swimming