The history of the settlement of the qathet Regional District reaches much further back in time than the following community headings. The neighbourhoods and communities featured here are located on the traditional territory of the Tla'amin Nation. Archaeological evidence indicates that the Tla'amin people occupied the region for at least 7,600 years.
While industry was dominated in the qathet Regional District by the activities and enterprises of the Powell River Company over the years, the success of the region was ensured by the many businesses, many privately owned and operated, that provided goods and services to the communities within the region.
From the first schools on Texada Island in 1898 to the modern Brooks Secondary School on Marine Avenue, the qathet Regional District also has a long history of providing education for its youthful community members, A lot has changed since Powell River's first classroom was held in a pool room in 1911.
Did you know?
An amalgamation in 1955, resulted in the independent villages of Wildwood, Townsite, Cranberry, and Westview, to be united all together under one entity: the Municipality of Powell River. As a result, many street names were changed in 1959 because of overlaps.
Click here to see the January 1959 map distributed to the public, informing the community on the changes.
Communities & Neighborhoods
Check back for new entries on the various communities that make up the qathet Regional District!
Townsite - tiskʷat
Lund - ƛaʔamɛn
Lang Bay - mɛtokomɛn
Powell River hosts a wide array of festivals and events throughout the year. These celebrate the arts, culture, music, and even blackberries! Annual events like the Blackberry Festival, brings the community together and has been the source of many fond memories over the years. Take a look at some of their history!