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
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionSunshine Coast
Regional districtPowell River
 • MayorDave Formosa
 • City CouncilRussell Brewer
Debbie Dee
Maggie Hathaway
Myrna Leishman
Chris McNaughton
Jim Palm
 • City28.91 km2 (11.16 sq mi)
 • Metro
800.72 km2 (309.16 sq mi)
50 m (164 ft)
 • City13,165
 • Density455.3/km2 (1,179/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density8.0/km2 (20.8/sq mi)
 19,906 (district)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
Postal Code
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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