International Student Program
School District 47 - Powell River
Our Community

The province of British Columbia is Canada’s western-most area, bordering the Pacific Ocean. Powell River is a city on the northern Sunshine Coast of southwestern British Columbia. Most of its population lives along the shoreline. With two intervening long, steep sided fjords inhibiting the construction of a contiguous road connection with Vancouver to the south, geographical surroundings explain Powell River's remoteness as a community, despite a relative proximity to Vancouver and other populous areas of the BC Coast. This remoteness provides a unique Canadian experience; a mixture of pristine green living, along with various local sporting and other activities for students to enjoy.

Summer temperatures are comfortable and support a wide range of pursuits such as hiking, swimming, sailing, and biking. Winter temperatures almost never fall below freezing within the city, which allows for year-round out door activities. Although the city of Powell River receives very little snow world class ski resorts such as Whistler, the co-host village of the 2010 Winter Olympics, and Mount Washington are within a days travel.

While studying in our programs, students are placed by our homestay coordinator into Canadian homes. Homestay offers a truly unique experience; during their time in Powell River students will get to experience all that the Powell River Region has to offer, develop life-long friendships, and accelerate their education through English language immersion.

Community Sponsors

We are always greateful to the businesses within our community who continue to support our international students here and abroad.

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