Powell RiverCanada

Trip time! Discover the riverfront, sunny weather, and beer in Powell River.

Experience the seaside city of Powell River—a scenic riverfront, canoeing, and sights from Powell River Recreation Complex to Powell River Putters Mini Golf.

Where to stay in Powell River

Located in Powell River, BC. When the U.S. entered WWI in 1917, they embarked on a program of shipbuilding to offset heavy losses to merchant shipping from German U-Boats. As steel plate was in such great demand, government support was given for the building of seagoing ferro-concrete ships.
The WWII concrete ship-building program was more successful than its WWI counterpart. Construction was much stronger due to better cement and more steel reinforcements. Concrete bottoms, which eliminated condensation issues in steel ships, were well-suited for carrying dry cargo. These vessels handled well but were only capable of a maximum of 10 knots. All of the dismantled hulks were proud ships in their day - some fought battles of freedom, while others carried full cargoes along the world’s trade routes.
In the late 1940s, after rust and rot holed many of the original steel ships, Macmillan Bloedel settled on the collection of concrete vessels as a more permanent solution to their breakwater dilemma.

Historic Powell River Townsite

4/5Very Good!(5 area reviews)

River views, historic sites, and restaurants highlight some of the notable features of Historic Powell River Townsite. Make a stop by Townsite Brewing while you're exploring.

Historic Powell River Townsite

Top Hotels in Powell River

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Beach Gardens Resort and Marina
Beach Gardens Resort and Marina
2.5 out of 5
7074 Westminster St., on Hwy 101 at Cariboo Ave., Powell River, BC
The price is ¥9,868 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Powell River hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nootka Dunes Golf Club, Myrtle Point Golf Club, and Creative Rift Studio and Gallery. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (232 reviews)

"I used to live in Powell River so I know a little history of the Resort. We stayed in the new section of the hotel right above the Seaside Restaurant. It was very quiet, peaceful with the ocean lapping at the shore. The hotel was not full due to Covid-19. A deer sauntered through the side area being ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Beach Gardens Resort and Marina
Island View Lodge
Island View Lodge
2 out of 5
6255 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC
The price is ¥6,705 per night

Located in Historic Powell River Townsite, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Townsite Brewing and within 3 mi (5 km) of Powell River Putters Mini Golf and Willingdon ...

4/5Very Good! (225 reviews)

"Property owners were great to deal with, view was nice and it was a relaxing stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Island View Lodge
Powell River Town Centre Hotel
Powell River Town Centre Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4660 Joyce Ave, Powell River, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥10,326 per night

Located in the heart of Powell River, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Powell River Visitor Centre, Creative Rift Studio and Gallery, and Willingdon ...

4/5Very Good! (144 reviews)

"Room was clean and everything needed was supplied. I stayed 3 nights with my cat (we were there for his medical attention). treated very well. Good breakfast etc. All the staff were great, housekeeping, front desk and restaurant. TY"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Powell River Town Centre Hotel

Top things to do in Powell River

Desolation Sound Tour with Grizzly Bear Viewing - 4 Days
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Desolation Sound Tour with Grizzly Bear Viewing - 4 Days

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Reviews of Powell River


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 25, 2019

All the amenities and quaint at the same time! :) We loved Willingdon Beach/Park on the waterfront!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 27, 2019

A very special place to relax & enjoy life.

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