About Us

Townskate is a family owned skate shop providing skateboards, skimboards, repair services, lessons, and apparel.

It all began as we were walking down to Second Beach past the mill in the historic Townsite District in Powell River BC, as we discussed what we were going to do now that we moved out of the Lower Mainland, into a town of less than twenty thousand people. After being introduced to Powell River as a stop over on our way to Texada Island to host the Texada Skimboard Jam back in 2009, it wasn't until 2013 that we spent longer than it takes to wait for the next available sailing in town. Rumor had it there was a new skateboard park that had a pump track with grind-able coping, so we took the extra day and cruised the streets of Pow town while camping downtown at Willingdon Beach. After a few recurring visits we couldn't help notice the lack of a dedicated skateboard shop, to serve the community and foster a skateboard scene and the idea was born. In 2018 Townskate officially launched in its current location at 4482 Marine Ave. For the last five years, Townskate has been operating as a brick and mortar family owned and operated skateboard shop, not only selling skateboards and skimboards, but also locally inspired and branded apparel and street wear, all the while hosting art shows, concerts, video premiers and taking part in the overall growth of skateboard culture in the qathet Regional District.