The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Quadding on “The Rock”

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016

Quadding on “The Rock”

Share this!Not far from Powell River is Texada Island. It’s formed on a volcanic rock and limestone bed that was ground down during the ice age. With many visible outcroppings, it’s nickname is The Rock. Texada is 50 kilometres long, and has many forest service and logging roads. That makes it perfect for exploring by ATV. We left Powell River on the BC Ferries North Island Princess....

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A trip to the Head of Powell Lake

Posted by on Jun 4, 2016

A trip to the Head of Powell Lake

Share this!This post was originally published on the Powell River Books Blog. Wayne and I took our first barge and quad overnight camping trip of the season to the Head of Powell Lake. We wanted to catch the waterfalls during spring runoff. Because of our early spring they weren’t running full bore, but they were still spectacular. We left from our cabin home at Hole in the Wall just past...

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You’ll never guess what the BOMB Squad has done now

Posted by on May 9, 2016

You’ll never guess what the BOMB Squad has done now

Share this! The BOMB Squad has just finished about 3,000 hours of volunteer work transforming the trails in Powell River’s central urban forest. Millennium Park now boasts 42 signs for all trails and intersections. The Bloody Old Men’s Brigade installed 592 feet of new boardwalk to improve drainage and allow for better all-weather use. On May 28th the success of this phase of the Millennium Park...

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Powell River: Treasures in the bush

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015

Powell River: Treasures in the bush

Share this!This blog post been cross-posted at powellriverbooks.blogspot.ca. The Powell River backcountry is dotted with treasures from times gone by. Go hiking, biking, or quadding and you’ll discover old logging equipment, homesteads, plank roads, train trestles, cabins, and much more. Over the years, our friend John has led us to some exciting places where history lives on, like a...

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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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