Powell River
of Amazing British Columbia

On this page: References for Powell River, the P entry in Amazing British Columbia: A Natural History From A To Z

One alphabet book cannot tell everything about Powell River. The references below include information about the photographer and links to other sites with more information about Powell River.

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Map of Powell River Area

On the map below, the river is just south of (below) the word Wildwood. Powell River empties Powell Lake into the Pacific Ocean.

The town of Powell River is on the south of the river.

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Jean Klan, Photographer of Powell River

Jean Klan photographer for Amazing British ColumbiaI was born and raised in the beautiful East Kootenay city of Kimberley, B.C.

When I was a child, there were three things I’d like to boast about Kimberley:
  • It had the largest lead and zinc mine.
  • It was the highest city in Canada.
  • Our ski hill had one of the longest T-Bar runs.
I left Kimberley after graduating from High School and since then, there have been many changes, including the closure of Comino’s Sullivan Mine, which had a tremendous impact on the community.

My Dad was an avid photographer and it wasn’t uncommon for us to pile into the car and go for a Sunday afternoon drive. Dad would often bring along his camera, just in case. So from an early age I developed an appreciation for pictures and home movies. I remember many Friday nights (before we got our first T.V.), when friends would come over and Dad would show his latest slides.

Since leaving Kimberley, I have lived in many B.C. communities including Victoria, Cranbrook, Burnaby, Elkford, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Powell River and Gibsons, where I now live. Photography has become a regular part of my life, and just like my Dad, I seldom go out without my camera. In the last year, I’ve rekindled my love for painting, so now I’m on the lookout for great shots to paint.

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Links To More Information About Powell River

Book Set In Powell River

This link takes you to a a book called The Principal's Kid. It's a book many people think is worth an award. Guess where it happens. (This link opens in a new window.)

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