Powell River Visitor Centre
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Powell River is situated within a temperate rainforest, Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone.

The zone typically has a cool mesothermal climate: cool summers (although hot dry spells can be frequent) and mild winters.
Mean annual temperature is about 8 °C (46.4 °F) and ranges from 5.2 to 10.5 °C (41.4 to 50.9 °F) among the CWH subzones.

The mean monthly temperature is above 10 °C (50 °F) for 4–6 months of the year. The mean temperature of the coldest month is 0.2 °C (32.4 °F) and ranges from −6.6 to 4.7 °C (20.1 to 40.5 °F) among the subzones.

Mean annual precipitation for the zone as a whole is 1200 mm (47 in), and ranges from 1,000 to 4,400 mm (39.4 to 173.2 in) (and probably more in some areas).
Less than 15% of total precipitation occurs as snowfall in the south, but as much as 40-50% in the northern parts of the zone.

The City of Powell River lies along the shores of the Georgia Strait at the heart of the Malaspina Peninsula.  A deep inlet separates  the area from the rest of the British Columbia mainland, resulting in a rare unspoiled natural beauty. From Vancouver follow the Sunshine Coast route for 145 km/90 miles.  Complete your journey with a 50-minute ferry ride between Saltery Bay and Earl's Cove.  The road, which runs along the coast from Saltery Bay in the south to Lund in the north, is the northernmost portion of Highway 101, the world's longest highway, which begins 14,880 miles/24,000 km to Quellon at the south end in Chile.
Visitor Information Centre Make your first stop in Powell River the Powell River Visitor Information Centre located at 4760 Joyce Avenue. Here you will find helpful staff ready to provide maps and directions, offer local services, help source and book local adventures and tours as well as secure accommodation. Our staff are all trained Tourism/Visitor Information Counsellors who are happy to answer questions and offer local insider knowledge. We are available to answer your calls and help you plan your visit to the Sunshine Coast and the Powell River area. Call us at 604.485.4701 You can reach us by email at info@discoverpowellriver.com