The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

5 Tips on How to Travel the Sunshine Coast so You’ll Want to Come Back Again

Posted by on May 31, 2017

5 Tips on How to Travel the Sunshine Coast so You’ll Want to Come Back Again

Share this!Ferries. That’s basically what this article is about. Powell River is a beautiful place, but it can feel very, very isolated. Of course, that’s part of the charm of the upper Sunshine Coast and a big reason why we love it up here. The coast boasts beautiful, secluded beaches, quiet hikes, and no lines to get outside. All of that serine, quiet bliss does come with a bit of a journey....

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17 Pieces of Advice to Powell River Grade Twelves

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016

17 Pieces of Advice to Powell River Grade Twelves

Share this! Just in time for back to school, here is some advice to Powell River Grade Twelves from someone who’s been there: Consider the advice of kind, smart, successful people; then take it or leave it. You are likely more awesome then you know now. Be nice to yourself. Accept compliments, say thank you (instead of “ya-right”). There are certainly a few people in your grade that...

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Our favourite Powell River Instagrammers

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016

Our favourite Powell River Instagrammers

Share this!I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m the one who has been running the Powtown Post Instagram account. And every day I search Instagram for photos tagged with the hashtag #powellriver, #powellriverlife, or that are geo-tagged with Powell River as their location. Pretty sneaky, huh? Well, I’ve come across some pretty amazing shots of our quaint little town....

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When the weather in PR sucks, do any of these 12 things

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016

When the weather in PR sucks, do any of these 12 things

Share this!Powell River is a special place and when the sun is shining, it shows its beauty. Yet, because it is a unique place, and because of its isolation, it is important to remember that there still are things to do in PowTown regardless of inclement weather. Here are 12. 1. Hike, walk, run, and ride. Just dress for it, don’t go for too long, and pick a trail that is familiar. Tell someone...

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11 things we love about Sea Fair and why we need it to stay

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016

11 things we love about Sea Fair and why we need it to stay

Share this!Here at Powtown Post, we’re big fans of Sea Fair, and we we’re willing to do all that we can to help make sure it sticks around year after year. That’s why we’ve partnered with Powell River Sea Fair to help get the word out and get people excited about the Fair in 2016. We could go on and on about how much we love it, but instead, we did what we do best, and compiled...

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8 ways your life could change if there was a road between the Sunshine Coast & Vancouver

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015

8 ways your life could change if there was a road between the Sunshine Coast & Vancouver

Share this!You’ve all heard the rumours. Seen the articles. The provincial government announced that they will be researching the costs and benefits of linking the Sunshine Coast to Metro Vancouver by road, or by bridge. It is highly likely that the road would connect Squamish to Gibsons, along Howe Sound. Its intention is to improve tourism and investment, but if you’re like me––you’re already...

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