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Powell River / Lund / Texada Island - Upper Sunshine Coast

Just a short ferry trip from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay, the Upper Sunshine Coast is tucked between the ocean and forests. The communities here are rich in lakes and rivers, and successfully combine the great outdoors with local arts and cultural.

The Best of Powell River - Beach Trails, Historic Logging Town Site, and Artists Studio Tours
The City of Powell River is the hub of the upper coast.  Stroll though the Historic Townsite and the Patricia Theatre for a taste of the past.  Explore the city´s oceanside along the Willingdon Beach Trail showcasing old logging artifacts and two museums.  Visit artist and galleries showcasing local talent along the coast and host an annual studio tour.

The Best of Texada Island and Lund - Fresh Westcoast Seafood, Sandy Beaches and Access to Savary Island

Texada Island, a short ferry ride from Powell River, is home to golf, shops, galleries, sandy beaches, studios and the annual Sandcastle Weekend.  Lund, located at the top of the coast, is known as the gateway to Desolation Sound and as the Shellfish Capital of the Sunshine Coast thanks to the abundance of prawn, crab, clams and oysters.  

Outdoor Activities for All Seasons in the Upper Sunshine Coast

For outdoor enthusiasts the Upper Sunshine Coast  has it all. Hike trails for all levels, from the alpine reaches of the Knuckleheads to the 180 km Sunshine Coast Trail to the Inland Lake Provincial Park (wheelchair accessible).  Rock Climbers love the Eldred Valley and in the winter, the Knucklehead Recreation Area offers snowshoeing, cross country skiing, winter camping and cabins.

Extensive Inland Lake Chains and Crystal Clear Water for Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Tour the marine parks of Desolation Sound and the Copeland Islands, and get closer to wildlife exploring over 30 inland lakes of the Powell Forest Canoe Route by boat, canoe or kayak. Abundant sea life and visibility rivaling Caribbean waters make the Upper Sunshine Coast a haven for scuba divers and snorkelers, and a short water taxi ride from Lund gets you to the beaches of Savary Island and into the warmest water north of California.

Shop and Eat Local in the Upper Sunshine Coast
The charming harbour village of Lund has cafes, restaurants, and galleries and is home to the annual Shellfish Festival. Relax and enjoy waterfront dining at one of the many great restaurants or experience authentic Mexican cuisine at La Casita.  Make some unique finds at the Artique Artist Co-op your destination for local art & crafts.

Year-Round Events in Upper Sunshine Coast
The Upper Sunshine Coast loves to celebrate the diversity of its music, arts and culture scene. Some of our favourites include:

Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific - June/July
International Choral Kathaumixw - July
Powell River Sea Fair - July
• Blackberry Festival - August
Sunshine Music Festival - September

Check out our events calendar for other special events on the Sunshine Coast all year long.

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