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- 4.5 hours from Vancouver
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CAD$ 449,900 MLS Listing
Located on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, Powell River offers an amazing mixture of nature, culture and industry. The region has become a hotspot for businesses, families and retirees relocating from centres across North America and the world.
Here you will find friendly locals, unique neighbourhoods, opportunities, and a wide variety of events and art venues to keep you entertained. Neatly tucked into BC’s coastline and mere hours from Vancouver by car or minutes by plane, Powell River is an attractive option for those seeking to capitalize on a growing community with constantly expanding opportunities.
Just over 130 km from Vancouver, BC, Powell River is surrounded by forest, mountains, and many freshwater bodies of water and is part of the coastal mountain range. With the Pacific Ocean to its west, the region enjoys a temperate climate.
Fittingly, for the Sunshine Coast, there is an average of 1,900 hours of sunlight yearly. The mild winters bring plenty of precipitation, but infrequent snow, keeping the area green year round. Annual precipitation is almost 1,400 mm. The average winter temperature (December to March) is 5C, while the summer (June to September) averages a mild 17C.
Work: Forestry and logging, construction and manufacturing.
Play: Powell River with it’s vast forested back country is home to some of the best trails in the world. The 180 km Sunshine Coast Trail is Powell River’s crown jewel, offering the longest hut-to-hut hiking experience in Canada. Residents and visitors also enjoy camping, swimming, cycling, fishing, canoeing and boating.
Culture: The community hosts many festivals, art galleries and regular theatre and musical performances. In 2004, Powell River was named a Cultural Capital of Canada for offering a wide variety of activities for arts enthusiasts. For instance, the Powell River Academy of Music consists of 800 students which encompasses music, dance, visual arts and theatre.
Municipalities & Districts:
Powell River – powellriver.ca
Powell River Listings
Note: Population is listed by either municipality or region. Sample listing represents a home near the median average selling price in 2017. Real estate trend metric uses B.C. Assessment data for value and includes sales of all property types.