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Things to do around the area (Outdated due to ongoing Covid-19)

  1. Sunshine Coast trail; Camper/Backpackers package including Lund water taxi to Sarah Point and back. 2 night stay with a break between the days. 3-5 days camping. Or just hike the trail to Wednesday Lake or the many huts along the way.
  2. Terracentric Adventures; Kayaker’s Special Package including kayak rental and 2 nights stay. Zodiac tours are also available. terracentricadventures.com
  3. Savary Island; Islander’s Vacay Package including a trip over on the Water Taxi, bike rentals and 2 night stay.
  4. Pristine Charters; Desolation Sound Dinner Cruise Package 2 night stay including a 6 hour dinner cruise to Desolation sound where you will catch your own dinner and they will cook it up. pristinecharters.com
  5. Beyond the Road Adventures; Lunch on the Water package 2 night stay including a lunch cruise thru the Copeland Islands on route to Desolation Sound. Don’t forget your swim suit!! beyondtheroad.com
  6. Tla’amin Experience; 2 night stay, a paddle in a canoe with storytelling and sing along with paddling songs. Basket weaving and learning the language.
  7. Family Fun Package; 2 night stay in our Family room #207. We supply extra pillows, movie and popcorn; you bring your matching PJs and have an epic pillow fight with the kids. Just like the old days minus the bed jumping.
  8. Lund Water Taxi; Take a trip over to Savary Island or get dropped off at Sarah Point the head of the Sunshine Coast Trail.
  9. Savary Island; Rimmed by sandy white beaches and warm water and only minutes away by water taxi which offers year-round service.
  10. Copeland Island Marine Park; Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Wildlife viewing, Wilderness Camping, swimming and Fishing.
  11. Desolation Sound Marine Park; Boaters near and far venture to this wonder filled paradise ideal for swimming, fishing, scuba diving, kayaking and hiking.
  12. Diver’s Rock Regional Park; Walk down to the Water and enjoy the best sunsets on the coast.
  13. Klah Ah Men Lund Gazebo Park; Enjoy the playground and walking trails around Lund Lake. Look for the Doors and windows on trees and a troll bridge.
  14. Mile 0 Monument; marks the start of Highway 101, a 24,000 kilometre stretch of road that runs all the way south to Quellon, Chile.
  15. Lund Loop; 1km of walking trail thru the village, pass by Nancy’s Bakery, the water wheel and the Boardwalk. Up the stairs past the Totem Pole onto the road. Look for the Beach Access sign to take you to the water.
  16. Nancy’s Bakery; World Famous cinnamon buns that are a MUST when in Lund. Don’t forget the Apple Bread. It’s great for French toast!
  17. The Boardwalk Restaurant; Seasonal, local and Gluten Free. We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. Only Fresh ingredients from Local farms and markets. The menu is almost entirely Gluten Free; even our Famous Fish and Chips are Gluten.
  18. Pollen Sweaters; Above Nancy’s Bakery. Sweaters made right here in Lund.
  19. Tug Guhm Gallery; Located under the BACK eatery at The Lund Resort at Klah Ah Men.
  20. Rare Earth Pottery, Studio & Gallery; ]located in Lund just off the Lund Loop. Hand formed Raku and Wood-fired Pottery.
  21. Laughing Oyster; Closed from January 1st – April 3rd. Enjoy the tastes of the West Coast overlooking Okeover Inlet. Recommend making reservations call 604-483-9775
  22. Andtbaka Farm; Home of “Farmer’s Gate” naturally raised local produce and meats only 3.5 km south on Hwy 101.
  23. Lund Shellfish Festival; Always the last weekend in May. Enjoy the delicacies of the area, sampling them as you take in a demonstration on cooking or listening to stories from days past. The Chowder Challenge is always a hit!
  24. Powell River Sea Kayaks; Launch from either Lund or Okeover. Daily or Multi day rentals, Launch from Lund and Kayak to the Copeland Islands where you can Camp on the platforms. Enjoy the scenery as you paddle past our rugged coastline. bcseakayak.com
  25. Sunshine Coast Trail Day Hikes; Approximate Duration 2 hours or less
    • Manzanita Bluffs; Moderate in Difficulty, this hike offers a panoramic lookout far and wide across the Salish sea.
    • Toquenatch Trail; Family-friendly and fairly level, this excursion takes you past a salmon stream and a waterfall.
    • Tin Hat Mountain; Challenging, but oh so worth it for epic 360-degree views that are one-of-a-king in the world.
    • Scout Mountain; A moderate climb with clear vistas overlooking Powell Lake and the Historic Townsite.
    • Rieveley’s Pond; Another trek suitable for children, with gorgeous waterfalls and an adorable assortment of frogs.
  26. Okeover Arm Provincial Park; Follow Malaspina Road down to the water. There is a Government wharf as well as a very basic campground. Kayaking, sailing and more awaits you in Okeover, our oyster capital of Canada.
  27. Hurtado Point Loop; This trail begins a couple kilometres south of Lund on Highway 101. It is a beautiful, easy going hike that takes you to a series of mossy bluffs overlooking the ocean. The reward at the end is a spectacular view of the sandy beaches of Savary Island! The location of this hike​ along the coast of the Malaspina Peninsula means that the scenery and flora encountered is vastly different from the areas more inland hikes. Conditions are drier, and species such as shore pines and arbutus trees thrive in the harsh rocky conditions. The trail can be accessed directly from Dinner Rock campground and is a fantastic day trip without breaking camp.
  28. Atrevida Loop; The Atrevida Loop is accessed directly off the inland side of Highway 101 approximately 12 kilometres south of Lund, just north of Atrevida Road. The loop takes about an hour or so to complete and is relatively flat, passing through some strands of ancient firs and cedars. Some of the bigger firs are estimated to be around 1000 years old! From the Atrevida Loop, it is possible to access other trail systems including the Sunshine Coast trail and the Appleton Canyon. Bring your bikes and combine some of these trails to turn a lazy looped hike into an exploratory pedal.
  29. Craig Park; Our nine-hole disc golf course, newly refurbished tennis/pickle ball courts and new playground equipment make this day-use park a real family favorite.
  30. Wildwood’s Sunset Park; Follow the sign at Chilco Ave to Lois Street. There is parking for the hiker and in under an hour you will have breathtaking panoramic views from Scout Mountain
  31. Historic Townsite; Unique Coastal community that was designated a National Historic District in 1995. Over 400 original buildings contained within the 1910 town plan. Townsite Heritage Society has created the Henderson House Living Museum in the 1st home build for the town in 1910 for Dr. Henderson.
  32. Patricia Theatre; In 1928, 2 houses were moved to make room for the Theatre. This is the second building to house the oldest continuously operating cinema and vaudeville business in Canada. The 1st theatre was located by the Rodmay Hotel.
  33. Rodmay Hotel; Just outside the Mill gates; originally called the Powell River Hotel, it was the first commercial building in Powell River constructed by Andrew McKinney in 1911. The Hotel was sold in 1917 to Rod and May MacIntyre, hence the name change. The pub’s name is McKinney’s.
  34. The Old Courthouse Inn; constructed in 1939 at a cost of $20,000, it housed the BC police, courtroom, forestry service, public works, government agent, relief services and jail cells. Renovated in 1997, Hotel guests can enjoy the unique charm and character of each of the 8 rooms. An eclectic mix of antiques and collectables adorn the rooms and halls reminding guests of the days gone by.
  35. Townsite Brewery Tours; Every Saturday at 3pm or book a private tour with 2 weeks’ notice and $5 a person. Call 604-483-2111 to book.
  36. The Giant Hulks; Powell River has the largest floating Hulk breakwater in the world. The breakwater is used to protect the mill’s log storage pond. A rock breakwater in such deep water would have cost millions of dollars to construct, while the present Hulk breakwater was assembled for a fraction of the cost. In June 2018, YOGN 82 was sunk off Willingdon beach for dive enthusiasts. YOGN 82 was one of 22 un-powered B7 A2 barges built in 1944. The YO stands for “yard oiler”, the G for “gasoline” and the N for her lack of engines.
  37. The Seawalk; Probably Powell River’s most scenic trail located on the waterfront in Westview. This 2.8km return loop system provides unprecedented views of the Salish Sea. This is a fully accessible trail that contains several benches for users to stop and take it all in.
  38. Did you know Willingdon Beach was named after Lord Willingdon, Canada’s Governor General from 1926-1931. Before the land became a park in 1927, it had belonged to a local logging company and was known as Michigan Landing.
  39. Willingdon Beach Trails;2km of nature trail that leads you thru years past of machinery and the beauty of our tallest residents the Broadleaf Maple, Red Alder, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, or Western Red Cedars.
  40. Millennium Park Trails; There are a couple of ways to walk these trails. You can park on Marine by Willingdon Beach Campground and hike up to the Complex or Park at the Complex and walk down to the water.
  41. Golfing; There are several golfing locations in the area. Myrtle Point Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course designed by Les Furber. Nootka Dunn is a 9-hole course and Putters Mini Golf, opposite Willingdon Beach is fun for the whole family. Great Ice cream choices after a round!
  42. Geocaching; There are 680 geocaching sites in the area. New to geocaching?? Download an app and enjoy a real-world Treasure Hunt.
  43. Powell River Historical Museum; Exhibits feature

**Local First Nations Culture **Early days on the Sunshine Coast

**Logging and the Powell River mill *Local culture and music **The war years

Hours of Operation
Winter (October 1 – mid Jun) Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer (mid June – September 30) Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm   

  1. Powell River Public Library; The library has many books, movies, magazines, music, audiobooks, CDs and more that you can check out. Apart from the reading material, library services include 3D printing, computers & internet, equipment loans, outreach services, and photocopying.
  2. Texada Island Sah yeh yeen; Take the Ferry to Blubber Bay and drive down island to Van Anda Leh kewm en or Gillies Bay Ly’som. Check out the Camping and Regional & Provincial Parks. Look online for the wonderful events that happen year round. texada.org
  3. George’s Coastal Backroad Adventures; You can experience the thrills, sites and smells of 4-wheeling in the comfort and safety of a guided tour. The second growth forest, crystal lakes, and spectacular views are just the beginning of the rewards of 4-wheeling here. 35 years of 4-wheeling experience. 4x4adventures.ca
  4. The Sunshine Coast Ale Trail; A BC Ale Trail is a self guided tour highlighting local craft brewery destinations and the super, natural landscapes that surround them. Arrive Thirsty, Leave Inspired. BCAleTrail.ca #ExploreBC #BCAleTrail  #BCCraftBeer
  5. Powell River Farmers Market; Open May to September Saturdays 10:30am – 12:30pm Sundays 12:30pm – 2:30pm Eat Fresh – Buy Local
  6. Prisma Music festival; Happens June 17-29 with free concerts and many international talented young musicians. Always a must do, especially the concert at Willingdon beach in the evening of June 22nd. prismafestival.com
  7. Kathaumixw; The international Choral Kathaumixw is a festival filled with concerts, Choral & Vocal solo competitions, conductor’s seminars and social events. kathaumixw.org
  8. BC Bike Race; Race starts at Willingdon Beach on July 6th. bcbikerace.com
  9. Powell River Loggers Sports; Willingdon Beach July 13/14/15th. Watch loggers from near and far compete against each other in Axe Throwing, Tree Climbing, Underhand Chop, Chokerman’s Race, Beer Garden, Kids Events and local delicacies and artisans. powellriverloggersports.com
  10. Blackberry Festival Street Party; Marine Avenue from Wharf St. to Alberni St. People line the streets enjoying Entertainment, Blackberry Goodies and Art booths. Blackberry is the buzzword third Friday in August as the celebrations culminate in a street party for all. Blackberry, A great name for a great festival.
  11. Arts alive in the Park; Happens in August in conjunction with the Blackberry Festival. Established and emerging local artists display their work. Music and Activities for all ages.
  12. Inland Lake Provincial Park; This 13 km, one-of-a-kind trail, loops around Inland Lake and is fully wheelchair-accessible. The circuit includes boardwalks, bridges, and a crushed limestone path. The 5.5 km long lake is situated in a semi-remote forest setting and supports an abundant wildlife population. The Park provides excellent camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and picnicking. Remember to pack out what you pack in!
  13. Valentine Mountain; Located in Cranberry, turn up by the Cemetery and Curling Club and follow the signs. This hike brings you to some pretty fantastic views of Powell Lake, Townsite, the Mill and the Salish Sea.
  14. Mowat Bay Park; Mowat Bay is a great spot for canoeing, boating and hiking. The area also boasts a sandy beach, a children’s playground, cement amphitheater benches, washrooms and a boat launch. Mowat Bay is a popular weekend destination for families during the summer months.
  15. Haywire Bay Regional Park and Campground; Campground/day use park on Powell Lake. Beaches, protected swim area, playground, trails, car top boat launch, outdoor stone barbecue, shower, no sani-dump. No reservations (except group sites). Leashed pets only. 7020 Powell Lake 604.483.1097
  16. Penticton Street Trails; The Penticton Street Trail network is known by locals as the “Maze” and has quickly become a favorite hiking and biking trail for many. With close to 30km of trails, it keeps riders and hikers entertained with work crews constantly adding unique names and signs to the areas. Keep a look out for the Wizard and enjoy a great ride or hike through the Maze.
  17. West (Hammil) Lake Trail; Up the top of Duncan Street to Padgett Road, just past Valley Building supplies. Park at the gravel spot under the powerlines. The trail encircling Hammil Lake offers tons of variety and is not to be missed!  Over approximately 8 km, you’ll experience wide, open routes to narrow paths winding around trees; boggy lakeside mud, to sandy, sunny trails, and lush, moss-draped trees to sun-crisped scrubby rock bluffs.
  18. Duck Lake Protected Area; Located 10 kilometers outside the city of Powell River, the Duck Lake Protected Area is a great hiking spot. This area has 9 kilometers worth of hiking and biking trails which provide excellent wildlife and scenic viewing opportunities. The trails here are well-marked and are easy to follow. Activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and bird watching are popular here.
  19. Myrtle Point Rocks; near the golf course, this stretch of beach is a nice spot to enjoy the views of Texada Island and on low-tide you can walk to the rocks and enjoy a picnic at the table there.
  20. Lang Creek Salmon Hatchery; A breathtaking place to watch bears eat their dinner during the annual salmon run, with ample parking at the roadside.
  21. Palm Beach Regional Park; Offers one of the region’s finest beaches. Located about half-way between Saltery Bay and the City of Powell River, Palm Beach Regional Park is a great spot for picnicking with the family, playing in the playground, swimming and exploring. The park is open year-round for your enjoyment with flush toilets available from March 30 – September 15. An undercover barbeque and small seating area is available.
  22. Did you know the area currently known as Saltery Bay is named for a fish-processing plant that stood nearby in the 1900’s.
  23. Saltery Bay Provincial Park; Saltery Bay Provincial Park was established in 1962 to provide ocean access on the Sunshine Coast of Georgia Strait. The park is divided into two separate sites: the campground and the day-use area. The day-use area with its rocky beaches is a popular swimming and picnic site. Lush forests with large, old trees create a quiet setting for the campground at Mermaid Cove. At low tide, the rocky shoreline often has tidal pools with starfish, sea urchins, small fish and crabs. Scuba diving provides a close-up look at the abundant marine life and a 3-metre bronze mermaid statue. The Emerald Princess statue and wheelchair access ramp were placed in the park through efforts of local scuba enthusiasts. From the shore, killer whales and sea lions can sometimes be seen. Mounds of seashells called “middens” indicate that this was a traditional gathering area for First Nations.
  24. Stillwater Bluffs; Stillwater Bluffs is home to some of the best quality sea cliff climbing in British Columbia, but still this location attracts hikers, photographers, climbers and kayakers alike. Stillwater Bluffs is the definition of “ooooo” and “ahhhh” as it’s a great place to spend a rainy morning watching the waves crashing, a sunny afternoon climbing up “The Taco”, or simply a lazy evening listening to a symphony of Sea Lions. Give yourself approximately 1.5 hours for this 3 km loop. Shortly after passing the bridge over Eagle River, take a right turn onto Loubert Rd and then another right on to Old Schoolhouse Rd. Park here and walk around the last house at the end of the road to find the trail head.
  25. Powell Forest Canoe Route; One of the finest canoe journeys in the province. Expect enrapturing visuals: soaring coastal mountains laden with cedar, fir, and spruce trees overlook fjord-like waters, and wildlife sightings from bald eagles to black bears. This 57 km, 8 lake, 5 portage journey that takes roughly 5 days. Portages range from 0.7 km – 2.8 km, and paddling stretches from 1 km – 28.5 km. The best time to travel the route is from June – October.
  26. Diving; There are more than 100 colorful dive sites in Powell River, making us a contender on the world scene. The warmest waters north of the Baja Peninsula, boasts excellent visibility and truly abundant sea life. One-of-a-kind attractions include the Hulks, anchored near the Mill. YOGN 82 was sunk just outside Willingdon beach. The bronze Emerald Princess sculpture off the shores of Saltery Bay. A myriad of Shipwrecks beckon adventurers all along the coastline. Night dives can be spectacular, especially for Octopus enthusiasts.
  27. Bird Sanctuary; Accessible by boat, the bird sanctuary on Mitlenatch Island Provincial Park is a bird watcher’s paradise but is also home to interesting and unusual flowers, foliage, and butterflies, not to mention the seals and sea lions.