Powell River

  • Like any season from ski season, golf season, baseball, football…any of them, any aficionado gets itchy feet as the season comes closer. So, it’s no surprize that festival lovers are anticipating the season. Who will be on the line-up at your favourite festival? Only the organizers and the singer’s agents know for sure.

  • Powell River Film Festival

    Is a slightly off-the-beaten-path destination the best place to hold a film festival? “Absolutely,” says Gary Shilling, executive director and programming member for the Powell River Film Festival Society.

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    The Powell River Film Festival is a celebration of visual arts and cinema, screening multi-genre films from around the world hosted at the historic Patricia Theatre in Powell River on Feb 8-17th.

    Community: Powell River
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    Beautiful oceanside Powell River, B.C. is the setting for the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA). Young, talented and aspiring musicians, plus world-renowned names come together to entertain in three different venues in the beautiful Sunshine Coast. 

    Community: Powell River
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    The International Choral Kathaumixw is a 5 day choral festival filled with concerts, common song singing, choral & vocal solo competitions.

    Community: Powell River
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    Enjoy the annual Powell River Logger Sports that takes over Willingdon Beach.

    Community: Powell River
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    Head to Powell River for two days of terrific music, coastal views, food and special events.

    Community: Powell River
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
  • Asked why someone would travel to a somewhat isolated – others may say hard to get to – location for a music festival, the founder of the event says the answer is simple. 

  • The selection of wood for Minard’s guitar-making are as eclectic and diverse as the acts that have come through the Sunshine Coast Music Festival over its 34 years. Each is unique and all sound amazing to festival-goers’ ears. 

  • Slipping through the narrow emerald waters between Otter Island and the mainland peninsula in Desolation Sound, our guide turned our tour’s attention to the zunga that was coming into view.