Pub Style Food
Probably the best pub view on the Sunshine Coast! The Lund Hotel is 30 minutes north of Powell River, and 15 minutes from our Okeover Inlet launch site.
This traditional pub has a great history and serves seafood, burgers, pastas and other meals with incredible marine views of Savary Island, the Strait of Georgia, and Vancouver Island off to the west.
The Shingle Mill Pub & Bistro is located on Powell Lake near the Powell River Townsite. The beautiful waterfront location serves great pub-style food and seafood.
The current site used to contain an old mill that produced shingles for Powell River houses. The restaurant is currently found next to the only marina on Powell Lake, making it a great place to people watch in the summer as locals and tourists come and go from their cabins ‘up the lake’.
Bakeries & Pizza
‘Nancy’s’ is world famous, mostly for their delicious blackberry cinnamon buns! The bakery is located above the Lund Harbour, and serves tasty, healthy, locally-sourced meals in a beautiful setting. The friendly atmosphere makes the bakery a popular place to visit all year.
Rocky Mountain Pizza is a mainstay of the local food scene, found on Marine Drive in Powell River, serving sandwiches, coffee, breads and baked goods. It is a comfortable place to relax for a while for a sit-down meal, or to grab a quick snack while waiting for the ferry to Comox on Vancouver Island.
The Granada Restaurant
If you’re staying in the Townsite and are craving a good pizza, the Granada is the place for you! Located on the corner across the road from the Old Courthouse Inn, the Granada serves great pizzas as well as Greek cuisine.
Paparazzi is locally owned and delivers to anywhere in Powell River, any day of the week. There are fantastic gluten and dairy free options as well – which is great for groups with different food preferences spending a night in Powell River before or after their kayak trip!
Great, comfortable food with a west coast flair, and an awesome cocktail menu too! Coastal Cookery is a place where locals like to meet, socialize and relax at the end of a busy workday.
The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, no matter which time of year. In the summer months meanwhile, the back patio is an awesome place to watch the sun go down over the Strait.
Little Hut Curry specializes in gourmet cuisine from the north of India, with incredible service and unmatcged attention to detail. It is located in a cool little house on Marine Avenue, creating a relaxed ambiance.
Little Hut is a favourite of many Powell Riverites. The owners are very personable, and the decor is enhanced by fantastic local art from some of Powell River’s most creative artists.
A great Japanese restaurant located next to the library in the Westview district. Minato offers a large selection of sushi, sashimi, and other traditional dishes in a private and comfortable atmosphere. Seriously good sushi!
Costa Del Sol is found in a funky little house on Marine Avenue in Powell River. ‘Costa’ serves tasty latin-inspired cuisine with amazing views over the Salish Sea from the balcony.
It’s a very popular spot, so try to get there early enough to grab one of the outside tables and you will have one of the best seats in town for a famous Powell River sunset!
Thaidal Zone is a great Thai restaurant serving authentic cuisine, found right above the Ferry Terminal in Powell River.
They’ll make all your favourites with a friendly ambiance and another great patio for warm summer evenings.
Comfort food with a friendly smile. The Modern Peasant serves Canadian and North American cuisine, which means anything from huge burgers to wild caught salmon to fancy poutine. The restaurant is small, intimate and warm, and you can find them on Marine Avenue, right above the ferry terminal!
Powell River’s newest Japanese Restaurant is located in a cool little house on Marine Avenue and creates traditional Japanese and Korean dishes in a friendly and open environment.
Located on Malaspina Road looking over Okeover Inlet, The Laughing Oyster is on the road to our launch site and has long been considered as one of Powell River’s finest restaurants. Locals will regularly make the 30 minute drive out to Okeover to eat here, no matter what time of year.
The restaurant hosts incredible mountain and ocean views. They specialize in fresh seafood, and the menu uses fresh, local ingredients wherever possible.
Culaccino is dedicated to modern Italian cuisine “inspired by Italian traditions of quality local ingredients”, and is a fantastic, new addition to the Powell River dining scene! The menu was designed to share with friends, so come in a small group and enjoy the intimate atmosphere. There’s a great wine selection as well!
Breakfast & Brunch
This breakfast place is owned and operated in the Old Courthouse Inn, with a friendly diner-like feel.
The cafe and inn is a piece of Powell River history in itself, located near the town’s paper mill. It was once the site of the early town’s courts, jail and police station, and this history has been carefully preserved. Edie Rae’s is popular with guests of the hotel, locals, and visitors to Powell River.
A Powell River institution. Magpie’s serves big portions of hearty breakfast and brunch options in Powell River’s Cranberry neighbourhood. During busy weekends you’ll often see lines snaking out the door, and no wonder: great service, endless coffee, and delicious comfort food!
Cafes & Coffee Shops
Base Camp is a very popular coffee shop found in the middle of Marine Drive that serves great coffee and tasty sandwiches and food. Basecamp also aims to showcase local art and promote outdoor activities and adventures around Powell River.
River City Coffee is a keystone of the Powell River coffee scene, for years serving great coffee with friendly and genuine service. They also serve tasty baked goods and hearty lunches which are all prepared in house. Its open seating area is a great place to meet friends for a coffee, hot breakfast or lunch.
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