Forestry Museum

4815 Marine Ave (in Willingdon Park)

PO Box 186, Powell River, BC  V8A 4Z6


Operated by the Forestry Heritage Society, a non-profit society dedicated to the education, preservation and public awareness of the colourful forest history of the Powell River area..

Hours for Museum & Gift Shop: 12:30 - 4:30 (late June to September); off-season by appointment. School and bus tours are welcome.

Meetings: 2nd Tue Jun-Aug 7 pm at the old bath house at Willingdon Beach; call for location on winter months.

Friends of the Historic Patricia Theatre

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.

Genealogy Group

#8 -3818 Joyce Avenue

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 - guests are welcome.   

Powell River Museum & Archives

opposite Willingdon Beach Park  

604 485 2222  Email

Open 9 - 4 daily except holidays
Gift Shop, Free WiFi

We collect, preserve and exhibit the history of the Powell River area with two floors of displays; researchers are welcome.  

Shire of False Isle

Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)

4667 Joyce Ave, Powell River  V8A 3B5


We are dedicated to the study and re-enactment of the medieval ages as they should have been. An equal opportunity club, we are dedicated to battle, arts, sciences, codes of honour and fun.  No membership required; all ages welcome.

Meetings: Fridays at 7:00 pm – Unitarian Hall

Texada Heritage Society Museum

Historical Society, Museum and Archives

Thacker House, Blubber Bay,

106 Waterman Avenue, Van Anda
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.

Hours: 11- 3 Thurday through Sunday July & August; other times by arrangement

Townsite Heritage Society

6211 Walnut Street
PO Box 217, Powell River V8A 4Z6

Peter Sansburn, Manager  604 483 3901

Other Contacts   Henderson House Blog

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. Powell River,
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.

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