Powell River Recreation Complex

We are facing a unique set of circumstances due to COVID-19. Since our facility closure in March, preparations have been underway for the reopening of the Powell River Recreation Complex which will occur in phases until further restrictions are lifted and we return to normal operations.

The Powell River Recreation Complex Restart Plan is designed to align with the response and recovery approach of the Province of BC which includes identifying and establishing steps to minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus for employees and the public using the strategies and protocols. Our restart is dependent on provincial, regional, and regulatory bodies affirming it is safe to do so and upon employees and the public following the safety plans that have been established.

Municipal governments are guided by the direction of localprovincial and federal health authorities on matters related to public health and this restart plan will be continually monitored and evaluated based upon directives issued by the Province of BC, The Public Health Officer, and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.  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.

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 parksrec@powellriver.ca.  For the most up to date information about the City’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.powellriver.ca

At the heart of this community is the Powell River Recreation Complex which features two NHL sized ice surfaces, a large aquatic centre, fitness centre & studio, the 720 seat Evergreen Theatre, and several meeting rooms that can accommodate your needs. Adjacent to the Complex is the state of the art Powell River Bike and Skateboard Park, a 1.5km multi-use paved pathway and numerous hiking and biking trails that spread throughout Millennium Park.

5001 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, B.C. V8A 5R2 – map
Phone: 604-485-2891


(September 14 – April 30)
6:45am – 6:00pm – Monday – Friday
Closed October 12, November 11, December 25 & 26

Facility Rentals
To book one of these facilities or for more information, please contact our facility Booking Clerk at 604-485-8909 or email bookings@powellriver.ca. Book your space early as these facilities rent quickly.

Aquatic Centre

The Aquatic Centre at the Powell River Recreation Complex features a 6 lane 25 metre main pool, a shallow water leisure pool and large swirl pool. We’ve also just completed a complete renovation on the sauna. Male, Female, and Family Change rooms are available with coin lockers for safe keeping of valuables.  The Aquatic Centre currently remains closed.

Weight Room & Fitness Studio

The 2200 sq. foot weight room features a complete line up of cardio, strength, and free weight lift equipment. In May 2017, the facility received a complete upgrade of its strength equipment, featuring Hoist Selectorizor weight machines. Adjacent to the meeting room is the Dogwood room which hosts several group fitness classes throughout the day. Come and get a complete workout today!

Evergreen Theatre

The Powell River Recreation Complex features the largest community theatre in Powell River. Its 720 seat capacity affords community groups and entertainers the opportunity to pack the house year round. It also can convert into a much smaller 240 seat theatre for more intimate performances. The theatre is rentable year round and is a favorite among many community groups. In 2015, the Evergreen Theatre received funding through the Community Forrest Foundation for all new seating in the Compact Theatre. Click here for more information.


Hap Parker Arena & Rink

Featuring 2 NHL sized playing surfaces, the Hap Parker Arena and Rink play host to sports groups year round, featuring the BCHL Jr. A Powell River Kings and Powell River Minor Hockey. The Hap Parker Arena case seat up to 1700 spectators and once the ice comes out, it plays hosts to large events throughout the year such as the International Kathaumixw Choral Festival, Powell River Home Show, conventions, concerts and more!

Meeting Rooms

The Powell River Recreation Complex features seven different meeting rooms of different sizes and combinations that can meet the needs of your next meeting. From intimate board room set ups in the Elm Room, to elaborate banquet style functions in the Arbutus and Cedar room, we can accommodate your next meeting or event from 12-250 people.  For more information on our meeting rooms, please contact our facility Booking Clerk at 604-485-8909 or email bookings@powellriver.ca.