• Powell River on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast

Where is Powell River & Desolation Sound?

Powell River Sea Kayak has two waterfront locations at the top of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast

Just 150km north west of Vancouver, Powell River & Desolation Sound is easily accessed by road or air

Desolation Sound is located at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast on the west coast mainland of British Columbia.

The hub of the region is Powell River, a town about 15,000 people that is separated from the rest of the mainland by two ferries to Vancouver in the south, and from Vancouver Island via a 90 minute ferry across the Strait of Georgia.

Powell River Sea Kayak has two locations to serve our customers:

  • Our main office location is in Penrose Bay, Okeover Inlet, about 30 minutes drive north of town. From here we launch our multi-day camping tours and eco resort packages, run day tours into Desolation Marine Park, and rent kayaks & equipment for people to tour self-guided into Desolation Sound.
  • Our non-staffed satellite shop is located in the small town of Lund – 15 minutes from our main location at the end of the highway north of Powell River. This location runs day tours to the Copeland Islands and Savary Island, as well as containing a small rental fleet for self-guided guests. Pre-booking is required for rentals from this location.

Powell River can be accessed via BC Ferries from Vancouver or Vancouver Island, or via Pacific Coastal Airlines from the south terminal of Vancouver International Airport. You can also charter a float plane from Vancouver, Victoria or Seattle to reach us!