Powell River Getaway

This weekend, Peter and I took off for a couple of days to the furthest reaches of the Sunshine Coast – Powell River!

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Peter had been before but I never had so it seemed an appropriate getaway for the weekend before my birthday.

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Waiting at the Earls Cove ferry terminal.

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We had better luck with the camera timer and the top of a garbage can. Plus, this way you can see that little baby, now in our third trimester!

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It was a beautiful Saturday morning ferry ride.

Powell River’s old Townsite area is a historic region, centred around the mill on the waterfront. The town was designed for the mill workers, stretching back up the hill from the water, all the streets named after trees. While both the mill and the town have had their ups and downs, in recent years there has been a lot of work put into revitalization and the town looks lovely.

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We stayed in the Old Courthouse Inn – lovely and historic.

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The view from our window.

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The Patricia Theatre is the oldest still-running movie theatre in the country.

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A tiny lending library.

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Two of my favourite things? Yes, please! (The fudge was excellent.)

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Powell River also features a microbrewery – Townsite Brewing – and Peter and I happened to show up at the exact right moment for the free weekly tour, followed by a taste test. Well, Peter taste tested and I sniffed.

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Saturday night, Peter and I drove to the end of Highway 101 to a little spot called Lund where the road ends.

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It was dusk when we arrived and dark before we left but still nice to check that destination off our list.

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Like our own small town, most things were closed on Sunday so we spent the day exploring trails, lakes, and oceanside before we turned and headed for home.

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