Travelers to British Columbia who visit the shores of Powell River and the Malaspina Strait have plenty to rave about upon returning home. The natural island and mountain back drops in this modest climate make year round adventure possible for the ever curious wilderness explorers from all over the world.
Powell River is 135 kilometers northwest of Vancouver city. When you arrive you will have the opportunity to hire charters for fishing hot spots and guides for some informative eco-excursions that share the secrets of the rivers and wildlife. There are activities for the young and old, the fit and the relaxed sports person in all of us.
This seaside wonderland was notably named the Cultural Capital of Canada 2004.
Take a tour to visit Powell River’s Historic Town site, which is being lovingly restored as a designated National Historic District of nearly 400 Westcoast Craftman style homes and commercial buildings that date by to the early twentieth century. Including the gardens that gave such character, this city will soon be restored to its former self.
Besonderheiten: Dive in! View the Best of British Columbia’s dive sites; the underwater caves, sunken vessels, reefs, enormous octopus, crustaceans, starfish, eels, brightly colored sea anemones and various fish.
Geschichte: The legends and lives of the Coast Salish First Nations band of Sliammon preoccupied the lands along the shores of today’s Powell River for centuries. The Sunshine Coast provided the materials and year round food sources that made for the perfect habitat to grow and develop their families and cultural arts of craving and fishing. Today, visitors who travel to Powell River can arrange to take tours of the local salmon hatchery and the narrated tours of the Salish Culture.
Klima: Summer average 19 degrees Celsius
Winter average 4 degrees Celsius