Powell River

Powell River is wild and wonderful

Check out these animal-related attractions in and around Powell River, B.C.

The Sunshine Coast is blessed with scenic places to view wildlife.
The Sunshine Coast is blessed with scenic places to view wildlife. — Photo courtesy Margy Lund

Powell River is a naturalist's dream. The thriving ecosystems here make it a prime spot to visit if you want to get a good look at local flora and fauna. 

The Malaspina Naturalists 

This group of enthusiasts hosts field trips, brings in expert speakers and offers regular activities for those who want to learn more about nature. Meet experienced biologists who can tell you all about local animal species and the natural history of the area.

Adventuress Sea Kayaking

From day trips to multi-day excursions, Adventuress Sea Kayaking can give you an unforgettable experience. Go for a paddle and you might see orca whales, harbour seals, sea lions and other marine creatures. You can choose between different tour options, so there is something for everyone. This company runs trips between February and October.

Back Country Horsemen Society of BC

This organization is province-wide, but it has a chapter in Powell River. It is geared toward providing an eco-friendly and safe atmosphere for those interested in trail riding and other horseback activities. It also helps promote responsible use of the backcountry areas, and maintains historic and multi-use trails for public enjoyment. 

Terracentric Coastal Adventures

If you're looking for another great organization offering tours of local wilderness zones, try Terracentric Coastal Adventures. A knowledgeable guide can show you around via kayak or take you on a hike through the forest. You can also book a custom tour, tailored to birdwatching, photography opportunities, oyster farms and other options. Overnight wildnerness adventures are also available, allowing you to immerse yourself in the experience.

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