Townsite Heritage Society

Powell River Townsite is a unique coastal community of British Columbia, Canada that was designated as a National Historic District of Canada in 1995, one of only seven in Canada and the only one in western Canada. A very prestigious designation, it confirms that Powell River Townsite, remarkably intact with over 400 original buildings contained within the borders of the 1910 town plan, is an historical asset to the entire country.

Heritage in every step

Explore our site for more information on the history of the Townsite, and enjoy a virtual tour of the historic district!

visit our living museum

Dr Henderson’s house at 6211 Walnut Street is the location of our offices, community events and the best place to get information on the history of our community.

about us

Our Mission is to promote heritage education, heritage conservation and economic revitalization

contact us

6211 Walnut Street,
Powell River BC V8A 4K2 Canada

thetownsite@shaw.ca
+1 604 483 3901