Privacy Policy

The City of Powell River is committed to protecting your personal privacy in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 165, as amended (the “Act”).  When you visit the City’s website, you are anonymous until you decide to identify yourself.

Personal information such as names, email addresses and demographic information is only obtained when individuals supply it voluntarily through contacting us via email or using the forms available on our website. This information will only be used for statistical purposes and to support your relationship with the City of Powell River.

The City’s website does not automatically collect or retain your email address in a database. The City’s website does log your IP address and may use “cookies” for the purposes of analyzing trends, administering the website, tracking website visitors’ preferences and for gathering general demographic information.  The logged IP address and/or “cookies” are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

If you choose to communicate with the City through these web pages, other than through the secure e-commerce processes where you have been provided with a unique identifier or password by the City, your communication becomes the property of the City.  This means there will be instances where the City may be required (by the Act) to release your communication.  The City is not required to notify you if your communication is released or compensate you for the use of your communication.

This website contains links to many external websites and services. The City of Powell River is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites and services. Please check with those sites to determine their privacy policy. For more information please read the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

When the City receives your personal information through a secured environment, the City will only ask you for the personal information that it needs to provide you with the service you request.  The City will use all reasonable steps to ensure the security of that information once received and will not distribute it to any third party unless required by law to do so.

If you have any questions about the City’s privacy policies, please contact the City Clerk’s Office by email at  or mail at 6910 Duncan Street, Powell River, BC, V8A 1V4.