Powell River home to endless outdoor learning opportunities
From kayaking and hiking to an incredible museum, there are numerous opportunities to learn more about Powell River.
Powell River is a mecca of rainforest, unspoiled wilderness and endless ocean vistas. It is the place to go for outdoor adventure, and the Historic Townsite is one of the few National Historic Districts in Western Canada. The history is rich, the scenery is epic and opportunities for edu-tourism are abundant.
Footprint Kayak and Hike Explorations
If you’re looking to explore and learn about the beautiful Sunshine Coast, a great way to do that is with Footprint Kayak and Hike Explorations located in Powell River. You can choose between a guided day or multi-day sea kayak or hiking tour for all ability levels. You can go with a partner or bring the entire family.
For kayakers, there are numerous trips to various majestic places where seals, river otters and sea lions will often play along your boat. Sometime, a pod of killer whales can be spotted on the Georgia Strait or in Desolation Sound. All through the year, opportunities to see many bird species are possible including eagles.
For hikers, year-round tours take you into temperate lakes and rainforest. The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 180-kilometre-long hiking trail which Footprint can access from one of its 20 trailheads. Numerous day or multi-day trips are available through beautiful scenery and old-growth forests.
Powell River Historical Museum and Archives
Just by taking a glance at Trip Advisor reviews on the Powell River Historical Museum and Archives, you can’t help but feel excited to meet the super helpful, friendly staff and learn all about the region. Although it’s not a big museum, it holds a ton of information and antiques but in a neat and interesting manner. Learn about the area’s famous people and history, or go on a scavenger hunt with the kids. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find something fun or interesting to learn or do at Powell River Historical Museum and Archives.