POWELL RIVER, B.C. – Powell River has received some international recognition.

The Sunshine Coast city was named one of Expedia’s most charming historic towns in Canada. It’s listed at seventh in the nine-town list.

“Powell River is a town built from ink and parchment,” reads the list write-up.

“In the early 1910s, the Powell River Paper Company was founded by the river’s edge to generate power for its mill. A neighbourhood for the workers soon sprang up. The area was so successful it became the largest newsprint mill in the world. Today, the town is known for its tranquil waters and prime boating excursions around the shore.”

The listing offers a suggestion on where to stay when visiting Powell River: The Old Courthouse Inn, which once housed the local jail and courthouse.

Expedia also suggest visiting the Patricia Theatre, which is British Columbia’s oldest theatre still in operation.

Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador was named the number one most charming historic town. Click here to see the full list.