The Provincial Building was built in 1939 by the British Columbia Ministry of Public Works. Though the Tudor Revival architectural style of the building is typical of Provincial buildings, their architectural characteristics differ somewhat from other Tudor Revival buildings in the Townsite.

Built at the same time as the Federal Building and roughly the same size, the Provincial Building cost $20,000, as compared to the $50,000 poured into the Federal building.

The Provincial Building housed the B.C. Police, the courtroom, forestry services, public works, the government agent and the jail cells.

In 1997 the building was purchased and converted to what is now the Old Courthouse Inn.

Explore our site for more information on the history of the Townsite, and enjoy a virtual tour of the historic district as well! 

Townsite Walking Tour: Here you can take a virtual stroll through Powell River’s Historic Townsite with a commentary on each tour stop.

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6211 Walnut Street,
Powell River BC V8A 4K2 Canada
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