The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Powell River: Paradise on Four Wheels

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015

Powell River: Paradise on Four Wheels

Share this!This post is has also been cross-posted on prquadrides.blogspot.ca and PowellRiverBooks.blogspot.ca.  We have lots of logging roads in the Powell River backcountry to ride and hike. But when they are deactivated and age, recreational users refurbish them to become quad or hiking trails. Here are a few trails from rides we’ve taken over the years.        ...

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Adventures in Powell River: Thar be mushrooms in them thar woods (but don’t tell anyone where)

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015

Adventures in Powell River: Thar be mushrooms in them thar woods (but don’t tell anyone where)

Share this!I have my gumboots on again. It must mean there’s another adventure afoot. (I’m not a huge fan of puns but that one practically typed itself out on the page.) This time we’re going mushroom picking. Temporary mushroom buyer stations sprout up in Powell River every fall. Chanterelles and pine mushrooms are among those highly sought after and if you know where to look and the...

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Adventures in Powell River: Glamping at Fairview Bay Hut

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015

Adventures in Powell River: Glamping at Fairview Bay Hut

Share this!Do you hear the trail calling?  I do.  I don’t get out there nearly as often as I’d like, so knowing it’s waiting is always tickling the back of my mind.  You know what I mean? It’s hard to resist, especially when nature provides t-shirt weather with skies a crisp azure blue.  And so as Bob’s birthday approached, and we’d yet to do an overnighter on...

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A Sunday morning family hike up Scout Mountain

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015

A Sunday morning family hike up Scout Mountain

Share this!This past weekend, our whole family, including the three founders of this website, were gathered together to celebrate the life of our grandfather, Paddy Behan. Although it was under difficult circumstances, it was absolutely wonderful to see everyone–including aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts and uncles, second cousins, third cousins, and many more. We have a family that makes up...

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Adventures in Powell River: Manzanita Bluffs or Bust!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

Adventures in Powell River: Manzanita Bluffs or Bust!

Share this!There’s an old joke among hikers that when you ask how far something is, the answer will often be, “Oh, a mile, mile and a half.” Well, that would be a bit of a stretch if you met someone at the Malaspina Road trail head and your destination was the Manzanita Hut on the Sunshine Coast Trail (SCT). It’s more like three and a half miles, or five and a bit kilometres. It’s a good...

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