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       Powell River is on the Sunshine Coast of the British Columbia
       mainland 135 km (88 miles) Northwest of Vancouver. 
       Jervis Inlet separates Powell River from the Lower
       Sunshine Coast. To the west lies the Strait of Georgia and
       Vancouver Island.
                  The Powell River Regional Area has a total of 1,260,160 acres from Saltery Bay to Sarah Point including Texada, Savary, Lasqueti,
                  Hernando and Harwood Islands. The municipality of Powell River covers a total of 10,212 acres which is made up of 7,143 acres
                  of land and 3,069 acres of fresh water.
                  The area has a moderate average rainfall of between 101 and 120 centimeters (45-47 inches) with 1,400 to 1,900 hours of
                  annual sunshine. The year round temperature average is 9 C (50 F).  In the summer the temperatures vary from 18 - 30 C
                  (65 - 90 F). The safety and security of a small town  make it an ideal location to work and live or spend your well deserved
                  Set amid beautiful scenery along the Sunshine coast, the natural and pristine beauty of the ocean, lakes, rivers and forest is a
                  draw for visitors on top of the warm and friendly atmosphere.
                  The Powell River region of the Sunshine Coast is a year round sea to mountain recreation area and is quickly becoming the  place  
                  to visit, live or retire for residents from around the world. The Powell River area is an excellent destination out of Vancouver and
                  Vancouver Island.
                  Accommodation range from luxury b&b, self contained  chalets and cottages, resorts, hotels and motels.  The community has
                  a first class recreation complex, 18 hole golf course, numerous outfitters for fishing , kayaking, canoeing , diving, hiking, sailing
                  and charter cruises.


                  The community is a world-renowned 'hot spot' for scuba diving
                  with 19 dive sites in the immediate vicinity. The world's finest
                  underwater statue, a 3 metre bronze mermaid, is located in 30
                  metres of water at Saltery Bay Provincial Park.
                 The area has some of the largest Wolf Eel and Octopus in the
                  Canoeing may also be enjoyed on the quiet lakes of Powell
                  River or you can take in the Powell Forest Canoe Route Circuit.
                  Ocean canoeing and kayaking is very popular in Jervis Inlet,
                  the Copeland Islands Marine Park, the Malaspina Inlet,
                  Okeover Arm and Desolation Sound Marine Park. 
                  Miles of hiking trails lead to beautiful lookouts, waterfalls and peaceful lakes which can be viewed along the 180 km
                  Sunshine Coast Trail and numerous recreational areas can be reached by logging roads, owned by the logging companies.
                  Public access is limited on some gravel roads  when the forestry companies are not logging. Logging Roads are open Daily  
                  from 6 PM to 5 AM and on weekends and holidays.
                  For nature lovers and sightseers, Powell River has many parks, view points and beaches to explore, and the hiking club will
                  help you take advantage of the many beautiful trails. Bird watching is also unprecedented.