More About Powell River
More about the Village
It is often stated that one of the most important factors contributing to the success of any business is its location. In the community of Powell River, the Crossroads Village offers more than just one of the most central and accessible shopping centres in town. It also boasts more than 30 popular long-term businesses, including a major grocery anchor as well as many essential services such as medical, insurance, fuel, and finance.
This contemporary, village-style centre is located at the centre of the Powell River retail district, at the busiest intersection in the community. It offers lots of parking with the extra convenience
of individual storefronts where you can create and cultivate your own identity. Today’s customers are looking for accessible shopping; they are looking for what Crossroads Village offers. Every shop has its own front door, but all are set in a village-like centre where there is easy access to every business. Crossroads Village Shopping Centre has been fully renovated and expanded to offer high-quality, contemporary retail, commercial and office space. View a map of the centre.
Only a half hour flight north of Vancouver, Powell River is becoming a hotspot for business, families, and retirees relocating from urban centres. Reasons for this include:
Low cost of living
Low cost of doing business
Positive regulatory environment
Affordable and desirable real estate
Excellent infrastructure in health services, recreations facilities, and schools
Natural beauty and moderate climate
Vibrant arts and cultural sector (Powell River was the Cultural Capital of Canada for 2004)
Safety (Low crime rate)
Powell River had a population of 13,165 people in the 2011 census, which was an increase of 1.6% from the 2006 census count. The median household income in 2005 for Powell River was $46,777.
The four largest employers in the region include: Catalyst Papers Corporation (700 employees), School District No. 47 (340 employees), Powell River Association for Community Living (250 employees), and the Municipal Government (150 employees).
In 2008, retail sales in Powell River in current dollar values totalled $239 million. This increased to $246 million in 2009 and to $290 million in 2010. The projection for 2011 was close to $311 million.
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Crossroads Village is easily accessible by car, public transit, or by foot. Located within a 1 km radius of the Village are the community recreation complex, hospital and related health care facilities, and the Powell River business district (which comprises 80% of the community’s businesses).
Occupying prime real estate at the busy Joyce Avenue and Alberni Street intersection, access to shopping and business at Crossroads Village can't be rivalled. A 2003 traffic survey provided by the City of Powell River shows that 11,749 vehicles passed through this intersection over a period of four days, with the busiest times being between 11:00am and 6:00 pm. This survey was completed prior to the re-development of Crossroads Village. Traffic volumes have since increased substantially as a result of population increases, redevelopment of shopping centre, and the attraction of many popular retailer outlets and services.