The primary goal of Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) is to ensure food premises maintain a high standard of food safety and sanitation, as well as to protect the health of the public. EHOs facilitate the process of issuing permits and granting health approvals required for operating food premises. This includes reviewing documentation, conducting assessments, and ensuring compliance with health regulations.

How to access

  • By email

    Submit a complaint, question or request for information using our contact form. An environmental health officer or licensing officer will respond to you within a few business days.

  • By phone

    Contact our office by phone at (604) 485-3310 to submit complaints, request information and learn more about our services.

Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

Parking & Transportation

​​Free parking is available.

Getting here by ferry

qathet General Hospital is two ferry rides away from the City of Vancouver.

Take the Langdale ferry from the Horseshoe Bay Terminal.  Ferry schedules can be found at: http://bcferries.com. Drive up the Sunshine Coast along Hwy 101 from Langdale to Earl's Cove.  Take the Saltery Bay ferry from Earl's Cove.

From the Saltery Bay ferry terminal, travel along Hwy 101 for approximately 20 km until you reach a "Welcome to Powell River" sign.  Continue inside the city limits until you reach a street with a right-hand lane and a store/gas station called Pacific Point Market.  At the corner on your right, turn right.  You are now on Joyce Avenue.  Follow Joyce Avenue through four sets of stoplights.  Approximately 1 km past the fourth light, you will approach the hospital on the right.

Getting here by air

Contact Pacific Coastal Airlines by e-mail at www.pacific-coastal.com or by telephone at 1-800-663-2872 for schedules of flights from Vancouver. 

qathet General Hospital

qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital) is a 33-bed facility providing services that include surgery, endoscopy, ICU, obstetrics, in-patient psychiatry, oncology, emergency and diagnostic services.

Food Service Permits & Health Approvals

The primary goal of Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) is to ensure food premises maintain a high standard of food safety and sanitation, as well as to protect the health of the public. EHOs facilitate the process of issuing permits and granting health approvals required for operating food premises. This includes reviewing documentation, conducting assessments, and ensuring compliance with health regulations.