On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre – once home to the world’s largest pulp and paper mill – Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals. 

BY LAND (and SEA!)

From Vancouver:

From the Horseshoe Bay Ferry terminal in West Vancouver, you will take the ferry to Langale (Gibsons) located on the Lower Sunshine Coast.  This sailing is approximately 40 minutes.  After disembarking, follow Highway 101 north through Sechelt to the end of the peninsula and you will arrive at the second ferry in Earl’s Cove.  The drive takes approximately 90 minutes.  The sailing from Earl’s Cove to Saltery Bay is approximately 50 minutes.  From Saltery Bay, Willingdon Beach Campsite is approximately 30km.

For this trip,  the total travel time is about 5 hours.  It is recommended that when possible you reserve your sailings with BC Ferries.

From Vancouver Island:

From the Comox (Little River) terminal, enjoy the 1.5 hour ride over to Powell River and arrive in Westview. From the ferry landing, Willingdon Beach Campsite is another 5 minute drive.

It is recommended that when possible you reserve your sailings with BC Ferries.


Need a lift?  

Give Powell River Taxi or the Powell River Zunga Bus a call!


From Vancouver:

Not travelling with a lot of luggage?  Or perhaps you’re renting a trailer and gear upon arrival?  Pacific Coastal has many daily flights from Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal.  You will arrive in Powell River in about 30 minutes from take off!  From the Powell River Airport, Willingdon Beach Campsite is a 5 minute drive.