Top things to do in Powell River

Brewery in Powell River

Townsite Brewing

An elder statesmen of BC's craft beer scene (which means it's more than five years old), this brilliant, Belgian-focused brewery occupies a heritage post office building. Take a free 3pm tour on Thursdays or Saturda…
Bistro in Powell River

Coastal Cookery

This casual dining favorite has the town's best patio (there was an eagle's nest in view on our visit) plus a great menu of tweaked classics and seasonal specials – with a strong focus on BC ingredients. If Salt Spr…
Landmark in Powell River

Patricia Theatre

Canada's oldest continually operating movie house, this 1928-built landmark (the second edition of an original constructed in 1913) still serves up first-run, art house and sometimes vintage flicks in its old-school…
Mexican in Powell River

Costa del Sol

Arriving off-peak is the best way to avoid the crush and maybe even snag a table at this bright-painted little local favorite. Perfectly prepared tacos are the menu mainstays (try the jerk chicken) but the jam-packe…
Cafe in Powell River

Base Camp

The town's chattiest community hangout serves great coffee (and chai lattes) at its funky communal tables but there's also a full range of comfort grub to fill you throughout the day – from the lunch fave Tinhat BLT…
Museum in Powell River

Powell River Museum

The history of Powell River is illuminated at this local-focused little museum near Willingdon Beach. But it's not all about logging, pioneer days and the rise of the mill, the First Nations have an even longer hold…
Pub Food in Powell River

Shinglemill Pub & Bistro

Built on piles over the lake at the edge of town, this historic pub knocks out hearty burgers, stir-frys and sandwiches. But the main reason to come here – especially in summer – is for a seat on the deck overlookin…