Powell River (British Columbia)

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The Powell River is a river in the northern Sunshine Coast region of British Columbia, Canada that flows a short distance through the eponymous city of Powell River, British Columbia to enter the Salish Sea.[1] It is one of the shortest rivers in the world, along with the Nautley river (also known as Nautley Creek).

Name origin[edit]

Along with Powell Lake, it was named for Dr. Israel Wood Powell, a medical doctor and educator who was a veteran of the Cariboo Gold Rush. Dr. Powell was Commissioner for Indian Affairs for British Columbia from 1873 to 1881.[1]

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Coordinates: 49°52′33″N 124°33′36″W / 49.87583°N 124.56000°W / 49.87583; -124.56000