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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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5 things you can do to Live the Change during Powell River Earth Week

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

5 things you can do to Live the Change during Powell River Earth Week

Share this!Powtown Post is excited to announce a new contributor–Megan Cole. Originally from Victoria, Megan Cole is a Powell River award-winning journalist and marketer with experience at the CBC, the Canadian Press and more. Cole also volunteers with local groups like the Powell River Earth Week committee and the Powell River Arts Council. When we see the ocean, mountains, the glistening lakes...

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