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The following map will assist in locating 9 wildlife viewing sites in the Powell River (Northern Sunshine Coast) area of the Lower Mainland Region. These sites are featured in the Visit Our Wildlife in Powell River - Northern Sunshine Coast brochure. There is a series of Visit Our Wildlife brochures, including
Visit Our Wildlife in Sechelt - Southern Sunshine Coast.

For wildlife viewing highlights and detailed directions to each site:

Detailed Location Map   (click here for a map showing the location of the above 9 viewing sites)
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General Information
    Powell River is reached by ferry either from Earls Cove located less than an hours drive from Sechelt, or from Comox on Vancouver Island. There are many natural areas, parks, forests and ocean beaches and back roads to explore. These areas are the year-round or seasonal home of wildlife and fish populations. In this brochure you will find information on just 9 areas where you may visit our wildlife. These areas are recognized by British Columbia Wildlife Watch, the provincial wildlife viewing program, as sites offering good viewing and educational opportunities.

    The northern portion of the Sunshine Coast stretches from the Saltery Bay ferry terminal, through Powell River, to Lund at the end of Highway 101. It includes Texada Island and many marine waterways.

Tourism Information

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    Powell River Visitors Bureau
    4690 C Marine Avenue, Powell River, B.C. Canada V8A 2L4
    phone: (604) 485-4701
    fax: (604) 485-2822

Wildlife Are Everywhere

    While opportunities to observe or to learn about wildlife and fish populations are highlighted at 9 sites, remember, wildlife are everywhere. Visit these sites to develop your observation skills. Once you do, you will see, hear and find evidence of creatures everywhere you go.

    When visiting these areas please remember that you are visiting wild creatures in their home. Leave their homes clean, and keep your pets under control on a leash at all times.

    Some animals are only present for short periods of time, so it is best to plan your visit when they are at home.

Marine Environments

    Salt water habitats provide excellent opportunities to view birds and sea mammals. Seals and diving waterbirds are commonly viewed from shore. Small rock islands and open water areas are also visited by sea-lions and by bird species such as guillemots, cormorants and murrelets.