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Recreation in Powell River

One of the Rinks at the Recreation Complex

Rec Complex Main Arena

Important Telephone Numbers:
Powell River Recreation Complex - 604 485-2891 
Evergreen Theatre - 604 485-2891

Recreation Facilities

Powell River's recreational facilities are unparalleled for a community this size. The recreational facility centrepiece is the Recreation Complex located at the centre of the community in Westview.

Adults enjoying the pool complex
Adults have as much fun as the kids at the Powell River Rec Complex

The Complex has two adjoining NHL-sized ice sheets: a 1500 seat arena and a 150 seat rink which provides space for figure skating, minor hockey and recreational skating. The Complex also houses a 25-metre swimming pool with an adjoining shallow free-form children's pool. The children's pool has a number of fixtures that squirt water, slides and other fun features. There is also a hot pool for adults; a sauna adjoins the hot pool area. Two air-conditioned fitness rooms offer Apex strength training equipment and Olympic free weights and space for aerobics or fitness classes. One of the featured areas of the Complex is the Evergreen Theatre, which is home to a number of productions and cultural events during the year. The theatre can be partitioned with a folding wall making for a small theatre seating 275 people or a larger one with seating for 725 people. The building offers five meeting rooms suitable for up to 150 participants.

Kids enjoying the pool
Powell River's Recreation Complex is a kid magnet

The Recreation Complex is also home to a horseshoe pits and a skateboard park. In addition to the Complex, the Community Services department manages a number of playing fields throughout the region, mostly on school grounds. There are activities at Sunset Park in Wildwood, DA Evans Park in Cranberry, Timberlane Park in the Townsite, and at Gordon and Manson Parks in Westview. Soccer and rugby are the primary winter activities on these fields, while during the spring and summer, many baseball and softball leagues make use of the facilities. Powell River has gained fame as Canada's Diving Capital. Scuba divers from all over the continent come to dive and enjoy the unmatched beauty of the clean, clear waters in the area. There is even a three-metre tall bronze mermaid statue sunk in 25 metres of water near Saltery Bay Provincial Park.

Myrtle Point Golf Course
Myrtle Point Golf Course, Powell River

An 18-hole golf course near Myrtle Point, about 8 kilometres to the south provides spectacular views and fabulous golf for enthusiasts. A beautiful clubhouse provides fine accommodation for that 19th hole, or for special events and tournaments.

Powell River has a 400 metre rubber-asphalt running track located at Gordon Park. The track serves as home to the Powell River Track & Field Club. Many track and field events are run at the facility during the year, but the track is always a favourite for recreational walkers and joggers.

Running oval
Dean Allchin photo

Sports Organizations

Below is an abbreviated list of the organized sports opportunities in Powell River. There are also numerous unofficial leagues and activities dependent on levels of interest.

Aquatic Club
Archery
Badminton,
Junior and Senior Clubs
Babe Ruth baseball
Senior Men's baseball
Basketball,
Oldtimers Carpet Bowling
Lawn Bowling Club
Curling Club
Figure Skating Club
Golf Club,
Myrtle Point Hockey
Powell River Kings of the BCJHL Regals,
Powell River Regal Oldtimers Horseshoe Pitching Club
Karate, Shito-Ryu Club
Kayaking,
Ocean Rugby,
Powell River Otago Club
Sailing Club Soccer
Powell River Villa Soccer Club
Softball
Special Olympics
Tai Chi
Tennis Club
Therapeutic Riding Club
Track and Field Club
Trail Riders
Horse Club

A detailed information guide of community services and clubs is published annually and available from the Community Services Association. Included are over 80 pages of information about a broad variety of organizations in Powell River and area. The guide is available for a nominal charge from the association.
Ask the Visitors Bureau to send one out: info@discoverpowellriver.com or 604.485.4000.

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