The City of Powell River boasts some of British Columbia’s most scenic and picturesque hiking and biking trails. Interconnecting with many of the City’s trails is the world famous 180 km long Sunshine Coast Trail. Whether you’re looking for a scenic stroll along the ocean front or a more rugged and adventurous hike, we have something for you right in our own back yard. Get out there and explore!
Millenium Park Trails
Located between the Powell River Recreation Complex and Willingdon Beach is Millennium Park, one of the City’s premier designated parklands which offers a variety of hiking, biking, and walking trails for all skills and abilities. It allows visitors and residents alike, an opportunity to explore one of Powell River’s most unique natural landscapes. From large growth trees to meandering creeks, it will leave you breathless. Special thanks go out to the B.O.M.B. Squad (Bloody Old Men’s Brigade) that have contributed countless volunteer hours to maintain the trails throughout the year. Click here for a complete map of the trail network.
The Complex Loop
This 1.5km paved multi-use pathway was constructed in 2016 and offers users an easy walk, run, or ride around the Powell River Recreation Complex. It is a fully accessible pathway that also has trail heads leading into Millennium Park which offers access down to Willingdon Beach.
Probably Powell River’s most scenic trail located on the waterfront in Westview. This 2.8km return loop system provides unprecedented views of the Salish Sea. This is a fully accessible trail that contains several benches for users to stop and take it all in.
Willingdon Beach Park Trail
Starting at Willingdon Beach Park, this fully accessible trail heads north along the coastline to the Townsite Community. Along the way, users can learn about some of the natural vegetation and even see some of the old forestry machinery that helped make Powell River what it is today. This is also the starting point for the annual BC Bike Race.
Penticton Street Trails
The Penticton Street Trail network is known by locals as the “Maze” and has quickly become a favorite hiking and biking trail for many. With close to 30km of trails, it keeps riders and hikers entertained with work crews constantly adding unique names and signs to the areas. Keep a look out for the Wizard and enjoy a great ride or hike through the Maze. Dowload the map by clicking here.