About Powell River

There's a reason they call it the Sunshine Coast. While many other cities on the western Canadian coastline have very cold and wet winters, Powell River has a much more moderate winter climate. Temperatures rarely reach below freezing in the fall and winter months, and there are fewer rainy days here per year than any western BC location. The spring is perfect for weather for planting a garden and the summers are sunny, warm, and breezy.

The natural beauty that surrounds Powell River is astounding. Our many beach trails, Provincial Parks, and campgrounds are well maintained by our dedicated community. If you enjoy outdoor sports, Powell River is the perfect place to be. With more ATV, hiking, biking, running, and walking trails than we can count, the people in this community are very active and enjoy being outside, even on cloudy days.

The salt water and fresh water fishing spots features some of the freshest fish on the planet. Fishing is not reserved for sunny summer days here – it's a year-round activity. To find the best spots for salmon fishing in and around Powell River, be sure to check out the frequently updated Powell River Fishing Report.  

Photo courtesy of  Leah Laurie Photography

Photo courtesy of Leah Laurie Photography

Things to Do In Powell River

All the outdoor activities you could ever think of...

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Backpacking
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Golfing
  • And so much more!

About Chris Carlos


Chris Carlos is a licensed RE/MAX Powell River Real Estate Agent, Rental Specialist, and Property Manager. He graduated from Vancouver Island University and moved to Powell River with his wife and children in 2007. Working at RE/MAX is a family affair. His father-in-law, Ross Cooper, started the Property Management division of the company in 1998, and his mother, Heather Bryant works as a RE/MAX office manager.

Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children boating, fishing, camping, and biking in and around Powell River. Powell River, BC is a great community with a beautiful coastal view and endless outdoor activities to choose from.

In 2012, Chris started the Powell River Fishing Report promoting local fishing hot spots. He is an avid fisherman and knows every nook and cranny of the Powell River Fishing scene. Chris Carlos is a down-to-earth family man with a knack for finding the perfect home for the perfect renter. During his years of experience as a property manager, he has come to value service, communication, and accessibility and ensures those who choose Chris as their realtor, rental agent, or property manager always feel welcome to drop him a line, anytime.