Powell River, British Columbia

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City of Powell River
An aerial view of Powell River in 2004
Powell River, British Columbia is located in British Columbia
City of Powell River
Where Powell River is located in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°50′07″N 124°31′29″W / 49.83528°N 124.52472°W / 49.83528; -124.52472Coordinates: 49°50′07″N 124°31′29″W / 49.83528°N 124.52472°W / 49.83528; -124.52472
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Sunshine Coast
Regional district Powell River
Established 1912
Incorporated 1955
Reincorporated 2005
Government
 • Mayor Dave Formosa
 • City Council Russell Brewer
Debbie Dee
Maggie Hathaway
Myrna Leishman
Chris McNaughton
Jim Palm
Area
 • City 28.91 km2 (11.16 sq mi)
 • Metro 800.72 km2 (309.16 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (164 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 13,165
 • Density 455.3/km2 (1,179/sq mi)
 • Metro 16,689
 • Metro density 8.0/km2 (20.8/sq mi)
  19,906 (district)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal Code V8A
Area code(s) 604

Powell River is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Powell River is located in the northern part of the Sunshine Coast region.

The population of Powell River was 126,456 in 2011.[1] The mayor of Powell River is Dave Formosa. The Historic Townsite was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1995.[2] Powell River has an ice hockey teams, the Powell River Kings which play in the British Columbia Hockey League. Powell River was named a "Cultural Capital of Canada" in 2004 because of the its strong arts and cultural programs.[3]

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