Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ATVing in Powell River, BC

After Wayne and I came to Powell River, we wanted to explore the back country. Since our good friend John had a quad, we thought it would be a good way for us to learn about our new home.

Following John has taken us to some really beautiful places.

I started with a small Honda Recon 250 (229cc). It was bright red and really easy to ride. I loved the way it handled and it took me almost everywhere the other guys with 4X4 could go. I rode it for two years before I decided to get a new bike.

My new quad is a Yamaha Kodiak 450 4X4. The model is now called a Grizzly 450. With my little Honda I had to take a running start to make it up some of the steeper hills. With the extra power and 4X4, I can now crawl up slopes in a safer manner. And the automatic transmission is a nice feature. If you move up to the 550 you can also get power steering.

Here are a few of the wonderful quad trails in Powell River.

Kent's Beach Poker Ride
Theodosia Inlet to Powell Lake
Khartoum Lake
Mt. Mahony
Appleton Creek
Lakes Loop
Blue Ridge Viewpoint

And here's one of my YouTube videos for your viewing pleasure.

You can also read more about Powell River back country experiences in Up the Main available online at www.PowellRiverBooks.com. -- Margy


  1. this looks like a lot of fun!
    Where is Powell River? It looks so beautiful there.
    I also appreciate your story on saving tomatoes. I'll have to remember that for next year- Thanks.

  2. Looks like fun. TY for stopping by.

  3. thanks for inviting me to such a quiet place.

  4. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. In answer to Lily's question, Powell River is in Coastal British Columbia just about 100 miles north of Vancouver. They call us the Sunshine Coast, we are also called the Raincoast. We actually get a lot of both. The rain gives us the lush forests, the sun gives us pleasure. Come visit Powell River, we are two ferries away, but well worth the trip. - Margy

  5. I am so very glad to be back again! I think of you often esp when passing by the Red Onion. You make these machines look like so much fun -great way to see so many sites! (loved the video ending with the ride off into the sunset - well, down the road)

  6. Thanks for taking us on a ride along the river. Do you live in the USA or in Canada?

  7. My daughter's middle name is Powell, which is my wife's/her mother's given last name.

  8. i WOULD like to ride one of those QUAD! Just for the sake of trying! Hahahaha!

    By the way, maybe you would like to join my bloggy anniversary giveaway :)


  9. Well that was a bumpy ride!!

    I am QUITE late this week visiting your blog.
    I was feeling QUEAZY yesterday.

    Bear((( )))

  10. What an amazing part of the world.
    I scrolled down and met the marvellous cat who lives with your mother.
    An excellent companion indeed!

  11. Oh that does look fun! I enjoyed the trip - thank you!

    Looks as if you can pack quite a lot on the back of one of those things. I've never ridden one. We had a choice in Red Canyon, Quads or horses and we chose the horses! That was great fun, too! :)

  12. betty8:08 AM

    Hi Margy, that was a great ride I do love all the wonderful shots of the landscape. I also enjoyed the one of your mom and stick.I am sorry I am a little behind in commeting but I do read them all.

  13. Oh, I wish I knew hot to drive this beauty! But, alas, I can hardly drive a bike! It must be fun!

    Kisses from Nydia.

  14. That is a unique idea for ! :-)

  15. Glad you are home safe. That is a long drive from Calif. Looking forward to our next coffee time

  16. I had never rode a quad until last summer until a cousin let me ride his last summer in Idaho. They are a lot of fun.
    Thanks for your post it reminded me of how much fun they can be.

  17. Great things to go exploring rough terrain in.

  18. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  19. Looks like a lot of fun on your ATVs. You travel to some beautiful places. nice photos.

  20. i've been wanting to try ATV. It looks like so much fun to go around and explore.

  21. I was busy this week living in my world up the lake. Thanks for the additional visits. In answer to Reader Wil's question, we live about 75% of the year in our floating cabin on Powell Lake in Coastal BC (Canada). We do travel to the States to visit my mother so I do include information here about areas of interest in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for asking. - Margy

  22. Interesting photos, I really enjoy watching on it. Thanks for sharing!

    Zion ATV Photos