What’s Happening

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

Earth Month

April is Earth Month. There are events throughout the month around town including Film & Food at the Max Cameron on April 21st and celebrations at Willingdon Beach on the 22nd. For a full list, visit the Earth Month Powell River website.


Academy Cabaret

A spring tradition, this popular event showcasing our local talent in a cabaret setting with music, drama and food requires reserved seating. Friday April 21st, 7:30pm, tickets are $25 from the Academy of Music.


Walter Martella Concert

A solo concert by our very own talented Walter Martella is set for Friday, April 28th, at Cranberry Hall, 7:00pm. Tickets in advance are $15. Get ’em at The Peak. Tickets at the door are $20.


Tragically Hip Tribute

The Hip Show comes to town on Saturday April 29th, 9pm at Dwight Hall. This group plays tribute to the Canadian iconic band with rave reviews. Tickets are $20. and available in advance from the Carlson Community Club.

Home & Garden Show

A sure sign of spring, the Home & Garden Show takes place at Hap Parker Arena Friday April 28th, from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday April 29th from 10am to 5pm. For more information, check out the Home Show website.

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.

Wear it. Share it.