News Close orca encounter off Powell River shores SHARE ON: Troy Landreville, staff Friday, Aug. 10th, 2018 POWELL RIVER, B.C. – It was a whale of an experience for folks on board of a boat in front of Willingdon Beach. Video footage shared on the Powell River Fishing Report Facebook page shows the encounter. Download the video here The video starts off with one of the orcas breaching the water close to the boat and continues with two of the animals swimming under and surfacing next to the vessel. MyComoxValleyNow.com has reached out to the person who shot the video for comment.