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Best of Powell River 1: Got visitors?

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016

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If you’ve got city slickers in your guest bedroom in August, you may find yourself running low on host-power come day 3. Let these Best of Powell River winners help you power through that visit with style!

Best of Powell River: Pollen sweater

Kids Pollen toque and sweater

Best local souvenir:

  1. Townsite beer
  2. Pollen sweater / Flower rock (tie)
  3. Thick t-shirt

Best answers: Bucket of blackberries. Oyster shell. Art. Blackberry jam. Canned salmon. Driftwood. Ferry ticket. Kings jersey. Love your Elders bumper sticker. Mosquito bites. Outdoor rejuvenation. PR Living mag (seriously, we didn’t make that up). Prawns. Sand. Shells. Some home-grown bud. Sunburn. Blackberry tattoo.

Best of Powell River: Savary Island

Savary Island

Best place to take visiting relatives:

  1. Lund (Nancy’s Bakery)
  2. Savary Island
  3. Up the Lake

Best tourist attraction:

  1. Sunshine Coast Trail
  2. The view
  3. Lund

Best book about a local thing:

  1. Hut to Hut Hiking on the Sunshine Coast Trail – by Eagle Walz
  2. Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound – by Grant Lawrence
  3. Written as I Remember It – by Elsie Paul, Paige Raibmon and Harmony Johnson
Best of Powell River: Coastal Cookery

Coastal Cookery

Best restaurant to impress visiting guests:

  1. Laughing Oyster
  2. The Alchemist
  3. Coastal Cookery

Staff notes: The food? The ambience? The view? The personalities? What makes a restaurant impressive to visitors? These places have it.


Best of Powell River Contest: This Spring, Powell River Living and the Powtown Post introduced the first ever Best of Powell River contest. Hundreds of locals voted in print and online, sharing their insiders’ advice. For the full results, pick up a copy of August’s Powell River Living magazine, or check it out at

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