4815 Marine Ave (in Willingdon Park)
PO Box 186, Powell River, BC V8A 4Z6
Operated by the Powell River Forestry Museum Society, a non-
Hours for Museum & Gift Shop: 12:30 -
Meetings: 2nd Tue Jun-
Roberta Pearson 604 483 7755
Dedicated to the restoration, revitalization and sharing of the historic
Patricia Theatre, the oldest continuously operating theatre company in Canada. New members welcome.
Powell River, BC V8A 2Z1
Our goal is to obtain specialized research resources and to help interested people begin their own family history research.
Meetings: last Sunday of the month (except July, August and December) at
7:30 pm, Cranberry Centre, 6792 Cranberry Street -
4790 & 4798 Marine Avenue (opposite Willingdon Beach)
Box 42, Powell River, BC V8A 4Z5
Coordinator/Archivist: Teedie Kagume 604 485 2222 Email Fax: 604 485 2327
We collect, preserve and exhibit the history of the Powell River area with two floors of displays; researchers are welcome.
Hours: 9 -
Closed for public holidays. The lower floor is wheelchair accessible.
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the month 12:00 pm at the Museum
Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)
4667 Joyce Ave, Powell River V8A 3B5
We are dedicated to the study and re-
Meetings: Fridays at 7:00 pm – Unitarian Hall
Historical Society, Museum and Archives
Thacker House, Blubber Bay,
PO Box 53, Van Anda, V0N 3K0
Doug Paton 604 486 7109 Email
Dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Texada Island since 1988.
6211 Walnut Street
PO Box 217, Powell River V8A 4Z6
Peter Sansburn, Manager 604 483 3901
Fax: 604 483 3991 Email
Dedicated to promoting the restoration of the historic Townsite, designated by the federal government as a National Historical District.
Hours: Tue to Fri 10–2
History & Heritage Groups
Every society, be it a family or a nation, is identified by its history and culture.
Texada Island and Lund, communities on the Upper Sunshine coast, are fortunate to have groups dedicated to keeping the heritage of these communities intact for future generations.
Van Anda Cairn
The cairn with a story to tell....
“Here the Union Steamship Cheslakee docked in the early hours of January 7 1913. She started out for Powell River but fierce southeast winds made her list...Captain Jack Cockle returned to the wharf and put 90 people ashore, some heroically rescued by himself. The ship sank rapidly, drowning the cook, two loggers, a mother and her child....
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Texada Heritage Museum
Our River Gets a Name
Powell River (not the community) was named nearly 120 years ago after Dr. Israel Wood Powell, a visionary and prominent citizen.
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