The region's economy is still primarily based on forest industries, in particular the pulp and paper mill. Commercial fishing and mining, based on nearby TEXADA ISLAND, are also economically important. The climate and scenery make Powell River and its hinterland an attractive summer resort area. Saltwater and freshwater fishing and boating are major forms of recreation. Inauguration in 1965 of an automobile ferry from COMOX, on VANCOUVER ISLAND, has boosted tourism.
Author ALAN F.J. ARTIBISE Revised: KEN FAVRHOLDT
Links to Other Sites
Official website of the scenic Powell River Regional District.
See maps and statistical data for regions and communities throughout British Columbia. A Government of British Columbia website.
BC Geographical Names
Search the BC Geographical Names Information System for historical and geographical data about specific locations in British Columbia.
The Powell River Academy of Music
Find out about their highly acclaimed educational programs in music, dance and theatre. Also the home of the Academy Concert Series and the International Choral Kathaumixw festival.
British Columbia Archives
Explore the fascinating history of BC through online digitized copies of selected government documents, manuscripts, maps, architectural plans, photographs, illustrations, audio and video files, newspapers and much more.
Texada Island Heritage Society
The website for the Texada Island Heritage Society. Check out the fascinating collection of historic photos of local industrial sites and various marine vessels.
The website for the historic Patricia Theatre, the longest running movie theatre in Canada, located in Powell River, BC.