What’s Happening

Check out what’s happening in and around Powell River for the next couple weeks.
We update often so keep visiting!


Taste of Art

Be sure to get your tickets for the 3rd annual Taste of Art evening Saturday May 27th, featuring works of art from local artists, wine tasting, live jazz and hors d’oeuvres. The evening gets underway at 7:00pm at Beach Gardens Resort. Proceeds this year go to Grace House. Tickets are $40. (includes 5 tastings). Available at Beach Gardens and The Peak.

Lund Shellfish Festival

The weather this weekend is going to be wonderful for the 10th Annual Lund Shellfish Festival running Friday May 26th, Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th. Chowder Challenge, cooking demonstrations and tastings, music, artisan booths and pancake breakfast are just some of the highlights of this 3 day festival. Take the shuttle bus and leave the car at home! Check here for the full festival schedule.


Soap Box Derby

This event is in it’s 70th year! Fun for the entire family, the Soap Box Derby takes place on Sunday May 28th, at Sunset Park in Wildwood. Things get underway at 11:30am.



Coming Up:

PRISMA Festival: June 12th to 24th






See & Do

You need a few days to unwind. Come visit us! It’s beautiful here. We have lots of things for you to do. We are surrounded by nature at it’s best. We have accommodation and restaurants to keep you fueled up during your visit.

Our Stories

Happy Hummers

  There is really nothing more delightful than watching a hummingbird, that little powerhouse with helicopter-flying abilities and fashion runway worthy wardrobe. In Powell River — and in fact all along the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island — we have 2... read more

February Ta-Da!

  In Powell River, we don’t really get the February Bla’s. While the rest of the country is deep in winter, our gardens are beginning to come alive. Our fellow Canadians in other provinces are awaiting that first glimpse of the spring robin, but we see the bird... read more

July Is Heatin’ Up

It is always a good time to visit Powell River. Unless you don’t like hiking, boating, fishing, camping, mountain biking, fabulous ocean views, wildlife viewing, fresh seafood or dining in fabulous restaurants. Then you might be out of luck. Don’t be discouraged... read more


We have a large community of artists in our midst: painters, potters, sculptors, writers and musicians — all evident at our annual festivals. Plan your visit to take in one of our many fabulous festivals so you can indulge the artist in you.

Sporting Events

Our natural environment is the perfect backdrop for sporting activities. Aside from many charitable marathon runs that we host, there are a couple major events that may interest you.

Part of the allure of Powell River comes from our seclusion. But don’t worry, we are connected!
There are no roads that lead you here — ferries and planes are the means to get to us.
And both offer spectacular scenery along the way.

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