Powell River Visitor Centre
Adress: 4760 Joyce Avenue
Phone: +16044854701
E-mail: info@discoverpowellriver.com

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Yesterday awaits you at the Powell River Historical Museum & Archives. The PRHMA speaks to the history of Powell River and the qathet Regional District through historic objects and archival records. Wander through a variety of exhibits showcasing historic basketry and artifacts belonging to the Tla’amin Nation, as well as historic objects and tools from the 20th century. Featuring collections from the maritime, papermaking, homesteading and logging history of the region. The PRHMA also holds an extensive collection of resources available to assist researchers and genealogists; including collections and photographs from individuals, businesses, and organizations that make up the history of the region. Then, cross the street to the Forestry Museum to explore the history of logging in the region from the early days of hand saws and steam, to the work of foresters today.

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Location Icon 64798 Marine Ave Facebook Icon Facebook
Phone Icon 604.485.2222
Web icon www.powellrivermuseum.ca
email Icon info@powellrivermuseum.ca
Contact Icon Laura Love – Executive Director
Contact Icon Jöelle Sévigny – Public Engagement Coordinator







  • Dress Code
    Casual and comfortable clothing.

Powell River is made up of several areas, and many of them started out as self-sufficient communities. Each area is unique, and has its own interesting stories.

"History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. "History is who we are and why we are the way we are." - David McCullough. History comes alive at the Powell River museum. Come visit us and get a glimpse into the past, and lives in a different time.

Our staff are local people with a wealth of information to share. We welcome you! We are located at 4798 Marine Avenue, across from beautiful Willingdon Beach.

Hours of Operation The Powell River Historical Museum and Archives (PRHMA) is closed until further notice in response to COVID-19. Winter (October 1 – mid Jun) Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Summer (mid June – September 30) Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm