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Getting to Powell River

Powell River is located at the top of the Sunshine Coast of the British Columbia mainland 135 km (88 miles) north of Vancouver. To the west lie Georgia Strait and Courtenay/Comox on Vancouver Island.

Map of British Columbia lower mainland and Vancouver Island

By Car

From Vancouver

Enjoy a pleasant, scenic drive up the Sunshine Coast! From downtown Vancouver to Powell River will take about five hours, including two ferry rides and a short drive in between.

First, take a BC Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, then drive north 80 km along the Sunshine Coast highway through Gibsons and Sechelt. A second BC Ferry from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay takes you into the Powell River region. Each ferry sailing lasts about 45-50 minutes.
BC Ferries

From Vancouver Island

If you are arriving from Vancouver Island, take the ferry from Little River in Comox (near Courtenay). Passage is an enjoyable 75 minutes and docks in the heart of Powell River.
BC Ferries

By Air

From Vancouver

Pacific Coastal Airlines offers multiple daily direct flights from the South Terminal of Vancouver International Airport to the Powell River Municipal Airport. Flight time approximately 25 minutes between the South Terminal at Vancouver International Airport and Powell River Municipal Airport (right in town).
Toll free: 1-800-663-2872
Vancouver Office: 604-273-8666
Powell River Office: 604-483-2107

From Vancouver Island

WestJet has a service to Comox on Vancouver Island and is just a short ferry ride away.
Toll Free: 1-888-WESTJET (1-888-937-8538) or 1-800-538-5696