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The Giant Hulks

Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Different, but glad I stopped and checked it out

Stopped at the hulk site, can see it from the road, and has good info on it, from when the ships... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Olds, Canada
Strangely captivating

Used as a breakwater, these decaying hulks look rather eerie. An information point along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped at the hulk site, can see it from the road, and has good info on it, from when the ships were brought in and the explanation on why it was done. Only takes a few minutes but great to know of the history of...More

Thank Maggieb3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used as a breakwater, these decaying hulks look rather eerie. An information point along the overlooking road gives you the details of each ship and the stories behind some of them. Fascinating.

Thank PackHorseUk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My gosh we were driving by and stopped quickly to take a look. Absolutely fascinating, you must read the signs telling about the history. Also good photo opportunity.

Thank Revyblonde
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

There is a great parking lot with a view of the Hulks just outside the Catalyst entrance. There are a few information signs there too with the story of the Hulks also.

Thank Angel_de_Azul
Reviewed 22 July 2017

When we came into Powell River we stumbled upon these by accident. Wanting to know more about them we tried to get closer down by the water, but couldn't find a road to take us there. Good thing, as the pull out just a short...More

Thank lfjoliver
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Best way to see these is to go to the old town of Powell River - I think it was called the townsite. Near the paper mill is the best place to view the hulks, plus there are some signage telling you a little more...More

Thank hlmh201
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A must see when in Powell River. Not far from downtown. Good viewing pull out. Easy to get to. Just an awesome thing to see all these old boats used as a break water.

Thank mike b
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I'd been here years ago and remembered the view as being good to see the mill, but I forgot about the hulks. An interesting bit of history tucked away pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Interesting to see now, must have ben an amazing...More

Thank Rolland_Buttar
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you google Powell River, the Hulks are going to show up. So you might as well take the wander down to see them. They're beautiful old war ships that make up the breakwater for the mill. This place is going to get a lot...More

Thank FernwehLisa
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very beautiful site seeing in Powell River, some very nice big warships on the coast of the town near the mill. Its gorgeous.

Thank Paul F
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