Powell Lake in mainland Coastal British Columbia is about 175 kilometres (110 miles) north of Vancouver. It's water flows from rivers and glaciers in the Coastal Range through the short (only 500 metres or one-third of a mile long) Powell River into the Strait of Georgia near a town bearing its name.
Powell Lake is 51 kilometres (32 miles) long with 480 kilometres (300 miles) of shoreline. Our cabin is about 17 kilometres (10 miles) up the lake from the marina at the Shinglemill in a bay called Hole in the Wall. The only way to get there is by boat. That gives us lots of privacy, but it can also be a challenge at times. Powell Lake can get up to 4' waves on it's longer reaches.
Here are some interesting facts. Powell Lake ...
- is a glacial cut fjord
- is over 1000' deep in places
- has ancient sea water trapped at the bottom
- has massive Goat Island rising from the middle
- is good for fishing and water sports
- is part of Powell River Forest Canoe Route
- has 230 floating cabins along its shores
- is our home.