Jacques Cousteau reportedly rated Powell River's diving as second only to the Red Sea in terms of abundant, colourful marine life. Giant Octopus, wolf eels, rockfish, ship wrecks, even a sunken bronzed mermaid, divers from around the globe return to Powell River's waters time and again.
For a complete list of the area's best dive sites click here.
Fishing and Charters:
The catch of a lifetime is here in Powell River. From fly fishing our countless freshwater lakes or angling the saltwater, fishing is a year-round past time here on the upper Sunshine Coast. Coho Point and Blubber Bay on Texada Island and the waters around Harwood Island are some of the best spots for salmon. Or, hire a charter and fish the pristine waters while you take in the sights of world-famous Desolation Sound Marine Park.
Cast for Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout as you explore the many lakes and rivers. Bottom fish such as cod, snappers, and perch can also be caught in and around Powell River, not to mention the incredible prawning, clamming and crabbing!
Pristine waters, countless islands, private coves and harbours, abundant wildlife; what more could a boater want in a destination? With several of the world's most stunning Marine Parks in the immediate