About Us

“This is a dream,” says Kelly Belanger as he shows off The Old Courthouse Inn that he purchased. “I wake up every day and can’t believe this is my business and new home.”

Kelly had been living in Cold Lake, Alberta. Came to Powell River at the end of July 2012 for a visit. “I picked up The Georgia Straight and saw an ad in there that said The Old Courthouse Inn was for sale.” 

Kelly has always loved antiques and heritage homes. “Ever since he was a little boy he’s wanted to own a Tudor style house,” I always had the idea of owning a B & B someday. I had planned to open one in Mexico in a few years and I was supposed to be going there in September for six months to see if I could handle the heat and humidity.

 Kelly came for coffee at The Old Courthouse Inn and Lilia Cardoso Gould gave him a tour. The rest is history.

about1Located in a National Historic District in the Historic Townsite, The Old Courthouse Inn once housed the courts, jail, police station and all other provincial government services. In 1997, the Old Courthouse was purchased by Ian Gould and Lilia Cardoso Gould. They did a huge amount of work restoring this beautiful building, keeping in mind the integrity of the structure and respecting the history of the building while updating to modern standards of comfort and convenience.