Discover the number of sandy beaches of the upper Sunshine Coast from Powell River. Within driving distance you will access Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park to explore its wildlife. Alternatively, journey south of Powell River to find the Duck Lake Trail. This hiking trip includes a series of waterfalls and is a great location for bird watching.
Water sports are the best way to explore the eight lakes and take in the landscape on the Powell Forest Canoe Route. A 3m bronze mermaid statue is waiting to be discovered on a SCUBA diving trip at Saltery Bay Provincial Park. The Giant Hulks is the largest hulk breakwater in the world. Visit the spectacle of floating WWI ships that represent a part of history.
Powel River was named a National Historic District in 1995. On a walk around the Powell River Townsite you will find a museum full of artwork from the First Nations as well as old buildings such as Patricia Theatre.
Alternatively you can visit the 18-hole championship Myrtle Point Golf Course. Climbers should explore the granite cliffs in Eldred River Valley, while a horseback ride would suit those wanting to admire the scenery.