Powell River is on Highway 101, about 4-5 hours north-west of Vancouver. Although the city is on the mainland and there are roads in the area, it will require a couple of ferry rides (Horseshoe Bay to Langdale and Earl's Cove to Saltery Bay) to get to it because it is not directly linked with the rest of the provincial road network.
BC Ferries  runs a ferry service between Comox on Vancouver Island and Powell River. The ferry runs four times daily and takes 80 minutes. Cost is $11 per person and $34 for a normal passenger vehicle.
A car is the best way to get around. The city sprawls out along Highway 101 and the local bus transit is fairly limited and taxis aren't cheap. Alternatively, you could walk or hitchhike to get around.
Chiang Mai, 4463 Marine Ave, ☎ (604) 485-0883. Thai food.edit
Eagle's Landing Bistro, 1929 Twin Eagles Rd (South of town), ☎ (604) 487-1050. edit
Garden Court Restaurant, 4660 Joyce Ave (at the Town Centre Hotel), ☎ (604) 485-3000. edit
Gourmet Canton, 7-7030 Glacier St, ☎ (604) 485-2885. Chinese food.edit
La Casita, 4578 Marine Avenue, ☎ (604) 485-2040. 11ish - 9ish. Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Dine in with funky atmosphere and outdoor patio, or take out! Enjoy our view with Margaritas Molé and More!$8 - $15. edit
Manzanita, 6243 Walnut Street (Townsite, in the Old Courthouse Inn), ☎ (604) 483-2228, . edit
TC's Pub, 4660 Joyce Ave (in the Town Centre Hotel), ☎ (604) 485-3000. Popular bar for pre-drinks.edit
Westview Pub, 4463 Marine (in the Westview Hotel), ☎ (604) 485-5025. Popular spot among locals (who affectionately nicknamed it 'The Zoo') that boasts live cover bands on the weekends and karaoke during the week. edit
White Jag Pub, 6251 Yew St (in the Rodmay Heritage Hotel), ☎ (604) 483-7717. Nice bar to play pool and relax.edit
There are a limited number of small hotels in Powell River plus some bed and breakfasts.
Beacon Bed and Breakfast, 3750 Marine Avenue, ☎ 1-877-485-5563 (toll-free) or +1 604-485-5563 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Clean, well-furnished rooms with terrific views over the water to Vancouver Island. There is also a library of DVD films that you can watch if you are bored with the numerous cable channels!$110-$120 ($10 cheaper mid-Oct thru April). edit
Powell River Harbour Guesthouse, 4454 Willingdon Ave (at the Westview Ferry Terminal, just behind the Westview Pub), ☎ 1-877-709-7700 (toll-free) or +1 604-485-9803. The only hostel in town.edit
Powell River Town Centre Hotel, 4660 Joyce Ave (corner Joyce and Barnett), ☎ 1-866-485-3001 (toll-free) or +1 604-485-3000 (email@example.com), . Upscale accommodation in the heart of Powell River.edit
English Rose Bed & Breakfast (Glenys and Ian Basson), 6963 Surrey Street (20 minutes from Saltery Bay Terminal and 5 minutes away from the Westview Terminal), ☎ 604-485-8363, . Breathe in the scent of roses and sea air from the deck overlooking the beautiful Malaspina Strait. Luxuriate in your private studio suite, complete with queen-sized bed, wireless Internet access, and vcr/dvd. Start your day with an authentic English breakfast, complete with home-made bread and preserves. $85. edit
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