|Four klicks up Olsen Main from Powell Lake|
Then came the traders and colonizers. Finally individuals, families and companies who were attracted to our natural resources including timber, fish, and water.
|Take a left spur through a deep culvert.|
Entrepreneurial people followed forest workers into new areas to create farms to grow food for the new industries.
|Olsen River 1/10th of a klick from homestead.|
|One of many rock retaining walls.|
For more information about Olsen Valley, here are a few online resources you can check out.
Olsen Valley - Powell River Historical Museum
Olsen Valley Homestead - www.vanishinghistory.ca
Olsen Valley Homestead Layout Picture - www.vanishinghistory.ca
Olsen Valley by Dave Hurrie - www.vanishinghistory.ca
Olsen Valley Additional Pics of 1970s - www.vanishinghistory.ca
Olsen Valley by John - www.vanishinghistory.ca
Olsen's Landing - itsmysite.com
It's wonderful that people have left the artifacts in place so those of use who follow can imagine what life was like in this beautiful place. Here are a few of the highlights.
|Items displayed on cement and rock foundation.|
|Piping inside of foundation.|
|Stairs leading down into the cellar area.|
|Household items on display.|
|Cement sidewalks around the home site.|
|Cement stairs leading down to a level area.|
|Old saw and equipment on display.|
|Lots of old vehicle and equipment parts.|
There were so many things to see we will need to return.
You can also reach Olsen Valley via Southview Road north of Powell River. Junction onto the Theodosia Forest Service Road Branch 2, then take a quad trail that leads over to Theodosia Inlet. This last section can be challenging for the novice rider. Once you reach the inlet, take Theodosia Main to Olsen Main and continue towards Powell Lake. You will find the turn off to the Olsen Valley homestead on the right just before you reach the 4 kilometre marker from Powell Lake. -- Margy