Our Response to COVID-19 All of us at the ORCA bus care about the health and wellness of everyone in our community. The bus is off-the-road until further notice. We are looking forward to resuming service when it is safe to do so. Please check back for updates. In the meantime, please check out our blog for fun learning ideas.
About The On the Road with Children's Activities (ORCA) Bus project is a partnership between Powell River & District United Way and School District #47. Designed as a collaborative community project to deliver programs throughout qathet Regional District, the ORCA Bus is supported by many partner organizations, sponsors, donations, and volunteers.
This mobile venue hosts a variety of FREE activities for families with children ages 0-6.
On the Road
The ORCA Bus has been on the road since February 2009. Today, the bus delivers outreach programs for School District #47, The City of Powell River, Supported Child Development (inclusion Powell River) and Tla'amin Health, and hosts a plethora of other activities at various community events in Powell River. The bus offers programmed stops from Saltery Bay to Lund and Texada Island. The programs offered on the ORCA Bus are play-based and offer the opportunity for parents to build connections, network, and share thoughts and ideas on parenting.