The lively Powell River Farmers’ Market operates on weekends from April through September, offering fresh local produce and delicious baked goods.
Art and music fans are spoiled for choice when it comes to scintillating events in Powell River. Plan your visit around the Powell River Festival of Performing Arts held across two weeks in February, or come in time for the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific Summer Concert Series in June. The biennial International Choral Kathaumixw is also held in June, and the Sunshine Music Festival takes place on Labour Day weekend.
The popular Powell River Film Festival takes place in February at the historic Patricia Theater, the oldest cinema in Canada. The festival features international and local films, and has recently added a separate event for young filmmakers, the Youth Festival and Adventures in Film Camp.
July offers up the exhilarating Powell River Logger Sports extravaganza, along with the well-attended Edible Garden Tour. The Sunshine Coast Marathon Shuffle takes place along the Sunshine Coast Trail in April, while Powell River is also home to one of the stages of the British Columbia Bike Race, each July.