Transport from Vancouver to Powell River

Discussion in 'General Paddling Discussions' started by Alison Turner, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Alison Turner

    Alison Turner New Member

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    Hi there - we are heading over in July to Kayak from Powell River to Prince Rupert. Our double take apart 2 piece kayak will be sea freighted to Vancouver from NZ. I am finding it difficult getting ourselves and our rather large kayak to Powell River. Just wondering anyone has any ideas on the best way to get there or know any freight services that aren't too expensive, one way car rentals, etc.

    Thanks for any advice.

    Alison & Conrad
     
  2. pawsplus

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  3. Tangler

    Tangler Paddler

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    Sounds like a fun trip. :)
    There seems to be a Budget Rent-a-car in Powell river so you might be able to arrange a oneway rental from Vancouver. Probably not cheap...
    You would probably need a pickup truck or a van to transport your boat as I doubt you would be able to get appropriate roof racks with a car rental. A van might be best unless you have a means of securing (locking) your boat in the back of a truck.
    Once you have your stuff just take the Sunshine coast ferries to get you to Powell river.
    Enjoy!
     
  4. dut

    dut Paddler

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    Tangler is correct you will need to drive to Powell River. To get to Powell River you will need to take a ferry from West Vancouver, a Vancouver suburb, drive for an hour or so, catch another ferry and drive for half an hour and you are there. There is a ferry from Vancouver Island but it is no more convenient by the time you take a ferry to Vancouver Island drive to the next ferry and take the ferry to Powell River. There is bus service Vancouver to Powell River for passengers.

    Doubtless there are freight lines to deliver your kayak to Powell River.

    Have a great trip
    Barry