In keeping with federal and provincial public health direction regarding COVID-19, the Powell River Recreation Complex will be closed until further notice and all facilities, programs, and drop in activities have been cancelled.
We know that members of our community may have concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Municipal governments are guided by the direction of local, provincial and federal health authorities on matters related to public health. Moving forward, we will continue taking direction from the Provincial Health Officer and health authorities and any measures taken by the City will be aligned with their recommendations. The City of Powell River is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia and locally. The BC Centre for Disease Control is working to break the chains of transmission and it is important that every one in the City of Powell River follows the orders and the advice of the health authorities so that we can curb the spread of this virus.
Please find information below regarding the impacts to the City of Powell River’s Parks, Recreation, and Culture department. For general inquiries send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the most up to date information about the City’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.powellriver.ca
Events & Facility Bookings
- All City events and facility bookings are cancelled to May 31 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Facility bookings beyond May 31 will be assessed based on ongoing direction from BC’s Provincial Health Officer.
- Our Staff are connecting directly with event organizers to inform them of the cancellations, offer full refunds and provide advice and support. For more information, email email@example.com
- PRISMA, Kathaumixw, Arts Alive in the Park, Logger Sports, and Blackberry Festival have cancelled their 2020 events.
- City events including Canada Day, Music in the Park series, and Block Parties have been cancelled for 2020. City of Powell River Media Release, April 22 2020.
Parks & Trails
- As of June 1, Playgrounds and Willingdon Beach Campsite will reopen. City of Powell River Media Release, May 27, 2020.
- Beginning on May 14, BC Parks will start to reopen the majority of provincial parks and protected areas and marine parks. Visit BC Parks for the most up to date information.
- On June 1, Willingdon Beach, Shelter Point, Haywire Bay, and Dinner Rock will reopen.
- On June 1, BC Parks will re-open most provincial campgrounds and back country camping. Visit BC Parks for the most up to date information.
- Parks and trails in the qathet Regional District, Tla’amin Nation and the City of Powell River remain open.
- As of March 25th, all playgrounds are closed. City of Powell River Media Release, March 25 2020
- The Powell River Bike & Skateboard Park remains open, but could change based on direction from BC’s Provincial Health Officer
Recreation Programs, Facility Rentals, & Refunds
- Recreation Programs & Memberships
All registered recreation programs have been cancelled up until May 31st. Refunds of fees paid for cancelled programs will be issued automatically and be applied to your account. For clients with current memberships, your memberships will automatically be extended. In the meantime, check out how we can stay virtually connected and check out our page that includes a variety of games, activities, contests and more. Check back often as we will be continually updating our content.
- Facility Rentals
All City facility rentals and event bookings between now and May 31, 2020 have been cancelled. The City will provide a full refund of any fees paid. Please allow up to four weeks for processing. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Recreation Facilities
At this time the Powell River Recreation Complex is closed, as well as all city and School District #47 playgrounds. The Powell River Bike and Skateboard Park and municipal parks remain open.