The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

9 Photos That Show Winter in Powell River Ain’t So Bad

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017

9 Photos That Show Winter in Powell River Ain’t So Bad

Share this!We’re blessed with relatively mild winters here in Powell River, but this year, we’ve had a bit of a cold snap. Some of you have fully embraced this winter weather and ventured out into the bush to find snow. Others have stuck closer to home and spent more time indoors than other years. Both are totally okay. For those of you that have ventured out, we applaud you, for you...

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3 Good-News Stories for Living Powell River Trees

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017

3 Good-News Stories for Living Powell River Trees

Share this!As we’ve just finished the holidays, and you may have had your own brightly-lit tannenbaum, know that 2016 meant a shift for some local Powell River trees. Here are three decisions that left more Douglas-firs, Western Red Cedars, alder and spruce standing and growing around Powell River. 1. The Province of BC says “cut less” around here In August, the province of BC...

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13 Amazing Photos of the Tin Hat Mountain Hut on the Sunshine Coast Trail

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016

13 Amazing Photos of the Tin Hat Mountain Hut on the Sunshine Coast Trail

Share this!The Sunshine Coast Trail is 180 km long, and there are 18 huts along the route. So why is it that we see so many photos from Tin Hat Mountain? Well, we can think of a few reasons: the views, and the cute little hut that offers protection from the sun, wind, rain, and snow. It’s quite the setting. We’ve realized there are a LOT of photos of the Tin Hat Mountain Hut on...

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7 Instagram pics that show the beauty of Powell River in Springtime

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

7 Instagram pics that show the beauty of Powell River in Springtime

Share this!Spring has sprung, and isn’t is great? With this weather lately, there’s no excuse why you shouldn’t get out and enjoy the trails, the beach, or even your own backyard. After scanning through hundreds of photos that represent a quintessential Powell River spring day, we selected a few to share with you. These local Instagrammers have captured just some of the magic...

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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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