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City of Powell River
An aerial view of Powell River in 2004
An aerial view of Powell River in 2004
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Sunshine Coast
Regional district Powell River
Established 1912
Incorporated 1955
Reincorporated 2005
 • City 28.91 km2 (11.16 sq mi)
 • Metro
800.72 km2 (309.16 sq mi)
50 m (164 ft)
 • City 13,165
 • Density 455.3/km2 (1,179/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density 8.0/km2 (20.8/sq mi)
  19,906 (district)
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
Postal Code
Area code(s) 604
Website City of Powell River Website

Powell River is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Powell River is in the northern part of the Sunshine Coast region.

The population of Powell River was 126,456 in 2011. The mayor of Powell River is Dave Formosa. The historic townsite was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1995. Powell River has an ice hockey team, the Powell River Kings which play in the British Columbia Hockey League. Powell River was named a "Cultural Capital of Canada" in 2004 because of the its strong arts and cultural programs.

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