Historically, our community was preplanned with principles generated from progressive philosophical movements arising as a result of the excesses of industrialization in the late 19th century.
The Garden City and Arts and Crafts Movements influenced Powell River's planners of 1910 in regard to the location and architectural style of our homes, parks, green belts, commercial buildings and recreation facilities.
The prime mover behind the town's development was the Powell River Company, which was responsible for preplanning, constructing and providing for most of the community's needs.
See the transformation of Dr. Henderson's House to a resource and interpretive centre that offers an opportunity to inspire preservation.
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.