The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Your 24-Hour Foodie Guide to Powell River

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017

Your 24-Hour Foodie Guide to Powell River

Share this! I traveled home to Powell River this weekend to visit my mom for her birthday. Like any good family visit, food always plays an important role. That couldn’t be truer in Powell River: for a small city, it’s lucky to boast many local restaurants that embrace west coast authenticity and local products. While there are many more amazing places to eat (and drink) than the ones I visited,...

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[VIDEO] Skating on Cranberry Lake for the 1st time in 20 years!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017

[VIDEO] Skating on Cranberry Lake for the 1st time in 20 years!

Share this!It was a rare experience skating on Cranberry Lake this past week. It’s been way too long since we have seen Cranberry Lake freeze. I know it has been 20 years since I have skated there. Too bad it is over now… but it was awesome while it lasted! Here’s the video I shot of our Cranberry Lake Skate of 2017. We shot this Saturday, January 14th before hockey practice...

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Nominations for the Powell River Annual Business Awards

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016

Nominations for the Powell River Annual Business Awards

Share this!The Annual Business Awards, organized by The Powell River Chamber of Commerce, take place on February 4th, 2017. The Annual Business Awards recognize the accomplishments of the local business community in the following categories: Entrepreneur of the Year Home-Based Business of the Year Customer Service, Retail Customer Service, Hospitality Small Business of the Year Large Business of...

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Find Something Awesome at Possum Lodge

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016

Find Something Awesome at Possum Lodge

Share this!It’s Wednesday morning. Coffee’s on and Rusty’s cutting hair at the Wilde Road Sand and Gravel office – aka Possum Lodge – just north of town. Wait. There’s a guy cutting hair in a sand and gravel office? Really? Yup. That’s right. He’ll cut your hair, too, if you make the trip just north of town. Dave Scherger owns the 38-acre property that houses three businesses...

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You won’t believe the trash at the bottom of Inland Lake

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016

You won’t believe the trash at the bottom of Inland Lake

Share this! By Sean Percy There are four kinds of litter on the bottom of Inland Lake. Two are accidental, one is sad, and the third is idiotic. My kids and I spent a good chunk of our recent camping trip snorkeling and free-diving around the lower part of the popular recreation lake, and the junk we collected was remarkable. We started out with the intention of looking for lost fishing gear. We...

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5 Unique Places to stay in Powell River – that aren’t your parents’ basement

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016

5 Unique Places to stay in Powell River – that aren’t your parents’ basement

Share this!Visiting family in Powell River is often part of the reason we come back to Powell River, but just because they have ample room in the basement for you–and possibly your significant other–it’s not your only option. If you’re visiting a special community like Powell River, it’s worth scoping out a neat place where you’re bound to enjoy the natural beauty, relaxing ‘island but...

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