Kayaking & Canoeing
Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)
For canoeists and kayakers, Powell River offers a world-class paddling experience.
Not only does the natural setting feature rugged mountains and glittering ocean waters, but it's also well-sheltered from the elements thanks to the bulk of Vancouver Island and nearby Texada Island.
Prefer freshwater paddling? This coastal community also offers easy access to more than 30 lakes and the Powell Forest Canoe Route, which is arguably the most dynamic paddling on the Sunshine Coast.
Powell Forest Canoe Route
The Powell Forest Canoe Route covers a 57km/36mi semi-circle of eight lakes, but paddlers can extend the route to more than 150km/94mi with side trips. Most estimates put it at 80km/50mi. Budget five to seven days to complete the route. All major lakes on the route can be accessed by logging roads, making it feasible to do the route in sections.
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