Investing in Powell River, British Columbia



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

Regional District:  Powell River

Located on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, the Powell River Region offers a wonderful mixture of nature, culture and industry, and has become a hotspot for businesses, families and retirees relocating from centres across North America and the world.

The Powell River region’s chief exports are paper, lumber, crushed limestone, seafood, and value added products such as furniture and... Read More


Community Size: 42.16 km²

The BC Economic Atlas provides an intuitive way to gain a better understanding of B.C.’s vibrant economy and diverse communities by making information available from thousands of data sources through the use of interactive maps. This information can be used for opportunity identification and business case analysis by site selectors and corporate investors.

Statistics Navigator

View facts and figures about Powell River, BC to help inform your investment research. Click the title to expand and display the statistics.

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



Leading Employers


Payroll Costs

Labour Force

Research & Education

Transportation & Logistics


Quality of Life


Communities Nearby

Recent opportunities in the area
Popular Restaurant & Residence For Sale is a business for sale in BC.

Popular Restaurant & Residence For Sale

10052 Malaspina Road, Powell River, BC
DESTINATION RESTAURANT @ CATERING BUSINESS - This well-established 157 seat restaurant is known for its delectable food, excellent service, stunning views and beautiful setting on a 1.83 acre property overlooking Okeover Inlet and Coastal Range mountains. Located just 10 minutes from the village of ... continue

7030 Alberni St is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

7030 Alberni St

7030 Alberni St, Powell River, BC, V8A 2C3
Subject property is located in close proximity to the highly trafficked Joyce Avenue and has excellent exposure to Alberni Street, a major thoroughfare.... continue

Quilt Shop inventory is a business for sale in BC.

Quilt Shop inventory

6952 Duncan Street, Powell River, BC
Crazy Quilt Cottage is a full service quilting retail home based business.@ Inventory includes fabric, notions, book, patterns, Wonderfil threads, battings, interfacing etc.@ The business also has a long arm quilting machine but is not included in the business for sale.@@... continue

Success Stories

View all Success Stories
Brazilian Tech Company Drawn to British Columbia

A Brazilian software development company has found the ideal location for expanding its operations – in Victoria, British Columbia. Founded in 2004, Daitan serves a global client base from multiple locations, including Sao Paulo, Brazil and San Ramon, California. Now, the company has... continue

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