Powell River, British Columbia

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City of Powell River
An aerial view of Powell River in 2004
An aerial view of Powell River in 2004
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionSunshine Coast
Regional districtPowell River
Established1912
Incorporated1955
Reincorporated2005
Government
 • MayorDave Formosa
 • City CouncilRussell Brewer
Debbie Dee
Maggie Hathaway
Myrna Leishman
Chris McNaughton
Jim Palm
Area
 • City28.91 km2 (11.16 sq mi)
 • Metro
800.72 km2 (309.16 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (164 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • City13,165
 • Density455.3/km2 (1,179/sq mi)
 • Metro
16,689
 • Metro density8.0/km2 (20.8/sq mi)
 19,906 (district)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
Postal Code
V8A
Area code(s)604
WebsiteCity of Powell River Website

Powell River is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Powell River is 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 team, 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Census agglomeration of Powell River, British Columbia". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  2. "Powell River Townsite Historic District National Historic Site of Canada". Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  3. "Powell River Association for Community Living: Cultural Capital". pracl.ca. Retrieved 2013-03-21.

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