Getting to Powell River
Powell River is on Highway 101, about 4-5 hours north of Vancouver. Although the city is on the mainland and there are roads in the area, it is not connected to the Provincial Highway network and will require a couple of ferry rides from Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay to Langdale and Earl's Cove to Saltery Bay – note, you only have to pay once on the way up and once on the return) or a single ferry if coming from Courtenay/Comox to get there.
Malaspina Coach Lines offers daily transportation between the towns of the Sunshine Coast through to Vancouver and the Vancouver International Airport.
BC Ferries offers sailings directly to Powell River from the Little River ferry terminal in Comox on Vancouver Island, and from Earl’s Cove to Saltery Bay (south of Powell River city limits) on the Lower Sunshine Coast.
For a schedule of sailing times please click here.
The Powell River Airport (YPW) is centrally located within city limits. Pacific Coastal Airlines offers daily flights to Powell River.
Click here to find out more.
Private charter flights are also available.
Once in Powell River, travel by automobile is recommended, but options include public transit, taxi, biking and walking.