The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

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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Vancouver couple opens up Powell River vacation rental property & proceeds to live the dream

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016

Vancouver couple opens up Powell River vacation rental property & proceeds to live the dream

Share this!Karen Maurage and her husband, James Lazaruk, are from Vancouver, and they began planning to move away from there over a year ago. They originally started their search for a home on Vancouver Island, but eventually changed that search to include the Sunshine Coast. After visiting a friend in Powell River, they immediately fell in love with not just the area, but the feel of community...

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The Sliammon Development Corporation now owns 100% of the Lund Hotel

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016

The Sliammon Development Corporation now owns 100% of the Lund Hotel

Share this! It’s been nearly a century, but the land at the tip of Lund has come full-circle. In 1879, the Government of Canada took Tla’amin’s traditional territories from the nation, and moved members onto six reserves at Sliammon, Harwood Island, Cortes Island, Grace Harbour, Theodosia Inlet, and Okeover Inlet. The nation lost its rights to the land at Lund. However, as of...

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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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Actually you can leave Powell River quickly: You can access all of BC by plane, and this week you can do it for 25% off

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016

Actually you can leave Powell River quickly: You can access all of BC by plane, and this week you can do it for 25% off

Share this!Know what all this Powell River rain means? It means snow on the mountains. And that means that right in our backyard, there is epic backcountry exploring, skiing and snowshoeing waiting to be discovered. But wait! It takes forever to leave Powell River, you’ll say. And yet as we all know, it doesn’t have to. Pacific Coastal Airlines brings people to and from Powell River everyday...

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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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