SD 47 Powell River
Our Facility

OLC Site Map.jpgSituated on a large wooded acreage surrounded by crown forest, the Powell Lake Outdoor Learning Centre (OLC) houses up to sixty students in six beautiful handcrafted cabins built from locally sourced timbers.    In addition to full group sized bathrooms in each of the cabins the lodge is also well equipped with accessible washrooms, showers and administrative spaces.  Built for people of all abilities the site is fully wheel chair accessible. 

Located in Powell River’s secluded backcountry, surrounded by parkland and crown forest the OLC is nestled on a small headland between two bays on the shores of Powell Lake.  Once a salt-water fjord the large freshwater lake is more than one mile deep in places and is situated in the heart of the Coast Mountain Range. 

The site is bright and sunny and its range of activity options provides participants and groups with a range of ways to challenge themselves outdoors.  The facility boasts immediate access to the 180 km Sunshine Coast Trail as well as the Powell Forest Canoe Route, a circuit of roughly a dozen lakes and portages. A short hike from the Centre will bring you to BC’s first and only fully accessible wilderness park area, featuring a 13km long barrier free lakeside trail with cabins and other amenities.