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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

6 ways to keep it REAL with your kids in Powell River

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015

6 ways to keep it REAL with your kids in Powell River

Share this!It is the simple things in life that are important right? Lately, we have all heard how the busy life has become so glorified, especially to parents of young children. There is just too much “STUFF” around––too much technology, too much screen time, too many organized activities and too many toys! Seriously, what is the deal with all this materialism and especially geared towards the...

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16 free and cheap camping spots in Powell River

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015

16 free and cheap camping spots in Powell River

Share this!There are so many great places to go camping in our little neck of the woods. The perks of camping in Powell River are that sites are almost never full–unlike our neighbouring big cities–and they are all relatively cheap, and some places, even free. The best times to go are often in the off-season, when you don’t have to pay the summer rates. So, in case you didn’t know...

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12 reasons why being a teenager in Powell River is just… different

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015

12 reasons why being a teenager in Powell River is just… different

Share this!There are age-old debates as to the quality and outcome of adolescent and teenage life in big cities versus small towns, and this writer is also no parenting expert. What I do have experience with is raising teenagers, specifically, here in Powell River. I like to think the experience of being teenagers in Powell River is a positive one, and in consulting with my own kids I received a...

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3 places to find ice cream this summer

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015

3 places to find ice cream this summer

Share this!It doesn’t really feel like summer until you’ve had some ice cream, right? Well, I’m sure you’ve all had a cone or two during this early summer we’ve been having, but we thought we’d share a few favourite spots for grabbing a frosty cone. Putters Mini Golf While you might be heading there for a heated round of mini golf with friends or family, you’d have to agree that the best part...

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27 cabins on Powell Lake that will make you want to quit your day job

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015

27 cabins on Powell Lake that will make you want to quit your day job

Share this!Powell Lake. It’s a place that Powell Riverites dream of during the winter. And Powtown ex-pats dream of ALL THE TIME. It is a glorious place. And it seems as if the rest of the world has yet to discover it. We asked our fantastic readers to submit photos of their cabins, and now, we want to share them with you. Just try not to be jealous of these people’s lives. 27 cabins...

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7 patios in PR to knock back a cold one

Posted by on May 20, 2015

7 patios in PR to knock back a cold one

Share this! Sunny weather seems to go hand in hand with a nice cold drink, doesn’t it? That’s why we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the best patios in Powell River to knock back a cold one–of whatever your drink of choice might be. 1. The Laughing Oyster 10052 Malaspina Rd If you’re making the drive north to Okeover Arm, chances are, you’re headed to the Laughing Oyster restaurant. If...

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