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What’s Happening


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

Powell River Film Festival

Chase the winter blues away with this popular annual festival at our historic Patricia Theatre. This year the festival runs from February 7th to February 16th. Check out the line-up of films at prfilmfestival.ca


Festival of the Performing Arts

This festival has been an annual event for 76 years. That’s right, 76! And the end of February, beginning of March is just when you need some song and dance to cheer you up. Participants in a variety of categories compete and receive constructive critic for their performance in hopes of making it into the Grand Concert on Friday March 6th, 7:00pm at the Evergreen Theatre. Audiences are welcome at any of the competitions from February 22nd to March 5th. Check out the full schedule here. (should be available closer to Feb. 22nd).


Four Day Weekend (Kinda)

Valentine’s Day is Friday February 14th, so check out your favourite restaurant (or a new one!) in town for their romantic features. BC Family Day is Monday February 17th, meaning the schools and many businesses are closed so double check before you run any errands that day. But the hiking trails are open and the beaches are ready for combing!



Powell River Kings Hockey

Our Junior A Hockey Club are in their 2019-2020 Season. The Kings are a big part of our community, and besides, it’s good hockey. Cheer them on at the Hap Parker Arena in the Complex. Tickets are $15. Adults, $10. Youth (13-18) and $5. Children (6-12), available at the door or online at the Kings website.

The Kings host a back-to-back against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Friday February 7th, 7:00pm and Saturday February 8th, 5:00pm. Then they are on the road until February 21st.

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

Three Days In May

Three Days In May

I am fortunate in that I actually enjoy the company of my in-laws. Being the only girl, my sister-in-laws feel more like sisters to me. My husband’s sister lives in Southwestern Ontario, but over the years has visited us in the various cities we have lived. This was...

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Gardener’s Delight

Gardener’s Delight

It is the beginning of April and there is no doubt, spring has arrived in Powell River. While the rest of the country is facing a dirty brown landscape, with still a threat of frost or even snow, Powell River jumps ahead. The robins have been here for weeks. The...

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Autumn Fog

Autumn Fog

Since this is, after all, a tourism website we tend to feature pictures of Powell River in the sunshine. Beautiful water views, sun dripped forest trails, flowers with their faces towards the sky. Rightly so. We love the sun. And we have lots of days with our natural...

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Cone Craving

Cone Craving

I recently spent a few weeks in downtown Vancouver. It’s a big city and there is lots to do. Site seeing opportunities are everywhere and I walked a lot. Along the seawall from Science Centre to Granville Island, along the streets to parks and galleries. But there is...

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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.

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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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