Investing in BC's Powell River Regional District



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

The Powell River Regional District (PRRD) is a British Columbian local government authority incorporating 5 electoral areas and one municipality (the City of Powell River). We provide services such as land use planning, emergency preparedness and 911, solid waste management, regional parks and fire protection to our residents.

The PRRD covers an area of approximately 5,000 sq km located on the west coast of British Columbia about 175 km north of Vancouver within the traditional territory of the Sliammon (Tla’amin) First Nation. We service a population of just under 20,000.

Powell River’s tranquil lakes, meandering coastlines and diverse mountain ranges offer unforgettable year-round recreation opportunities. Located within the boundaries of the PRRD are Texada, Savary and Lasqueti Islands, each with its own diverse communities and unique environmental and cultural flavours.


Community Size: 6,984.50 km²

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NOTE: Driving distances are measured using the road/ferry network starting with a key point in a community (e.g main office address).



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Westview U-Vin U-Brew is a business for sale in BC.

Westview U-Vin U-Brew

7030 Glacier Street, Powell River, BC
Substantial and consistent sales along with excellent income, this business offers a great opportunity for an individual or family business. Well established in the community, the business provides u-brew for wine and beer, and has an exclusive dealer position in the area. A large, well laid out f... continue

Westview Plaza is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Westview Plaza

7030 Alberni St, Powell River, BC, V8A 2C3
Westview Plaza is in close proximity to the highly trafficked Joyce Avenue and has excellent exposure to Alberni Street, a major thoroughfare. Located in Powell River's retail hub, the subject property is in close proximity to Walmart, Canadian Tire, Save-On-Foods, Quality Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart ... continue



6 - 315 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC
WELCOME TO BLUE VELVET UPHOLSTERY AND A GULF ISLAND LIFESTYLELIVE, WORK AND PLAY on beautiful Saltspring Island, British Columbia.Established high-end upholstery business. 23 years in the beautiful Gulf Islands. Everything is in place to continue providing an excellent and satisfying service to a de... continue

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B.C. Cleantech Company Drives Fuel Efficiency in Trucking Industry

Sidney, B.C.-based Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc. is sparking interest and sales in North American trucking fleets. The company’s innovative new fuel enhancement system allows large diesel engines to burn fuel 10-25% more efficiently.   The system consists of a small box of... continue

TREK Wildland Services brings fire control expertise to Indonesia

British Columbia’s expertise in managing forest fires has led a B.C. company to win a contract to train workers in fire-plagued parts of Indonesia. TREK Wildland Services has trained 400 Indonesians in Sumatra and East Kalimantan to fight out-of-control forest fires using the Incident... continue

British Columbia Fish Processor Lands Multiple Deals from Seafood Expo

Hub City Fisheries, of Nanaimo, British Columbia, netted big rewards after attending the Seafood Expo North America event in the spring of 2014.  In the months following the show, the Vancouver Island-based value-added fish processor finalized several deals to supply fish destined for the U... continue