Events in March 2018

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  • Thu. Mar 1

    Dr. Gilles Wendling, P. Eng. and Hydrogeologist to Present at CREC Open House

    Learn about the future and potential risks to the Campbell River water supply.
  • Fri. Mar 2

    Live Entertainment at Super Marios

    Weekly Jam Night
  • Sat. Mar 3

    Live Entertainment at Super Marios

    Local bands every Saturday night.
  • Sat. Mar 3

    Philip Chiu – Pianist “Of Church and State”

    More than a summation of technical and musical abilities, pianist Philip Chiu has become one of Canada’s leading musicians through his infectious love of music and his passion for communication and...
  • Sat. Mar 3

    Fundraising Book Sale

    Volunteers have been putting in many hours at the Museum getting prepared for the 2018 used book sale.  Volunteers and staff, many of whom have been involved in the book sale for several years, say t...
  • Sat. Mar 3

    Little Caesars Family Pizza and Movie Night at the Pool

    Spend Saturday evening floating in the leisure pool watching “Smurfs”. Bring your inner tubes or other pool toys to float on. Admission fee includes 2 slices of Little Caesars pizza, a dri...
  • Tue. Mar 6

    Loving Vincent

    On July 27, 1890, a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leak...
  • Wed. Mar 7

    Reconciliation Open House

    What do treaties mean for Campbell River? What is your role in reconciliation with First Nations? Everyone welcome to attend this Reconciliation Open House – a gathering of community, First Nations ...
  • Thu. Mar 15

    St. Patricks Themed Irish Whiskey Tasting

    Tickets include 4 whiskeys and nibbles. There is limited space so ticket reservations are recommended.
  • Fri. Mar 16

    Words on the Water

    Words on the Water is a festival where contemporary writers and readers meet in a beautiful west coast setting. Friday evening offers a stimulating mediated panel discussion and a brief glimpse at all...
  • Sat. Mar 17

    Top 40 Dance Party Pizza, Skate & Dance Party

    Enjoy hanging out listening to your favourite top 40 music hits, skating, dancing, snacking on pizza and playing games. Includes skate rentals, glow items and pizza. The event is open to ages 6-12.
  • Sat. Mar 17

    Discover Old Time Gospel Singing

    All are welcome to sing gospel specials at the Discovery Community Church.
  • Sat. Mar 17

    Quadra Island Winter Market and Bazaar

    This local market offers an assortment of arts, crafts baking and local produce.
  • Sun. Mar 18

    Brett Kissel

    Brett Kissel – the CCMA Awards’ reigning Male Artist of the Year – has announced a three-month Canadian tour beginning in January. -SOLD OUT
  • Wed. Mar 21
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    The Arrogant Worms First Farewell Tour

    The year was 1991.  Presumably, some significant world events occurred.  The world truly changed in the fall however, when something truly magnificent happened in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. A beacon...
  • Sat. Mar 24

    Indoor Community Market

    Every Saturday until May come down to the Campbell River Common Mall to shop for products from local vendors.
  • Sat. Mar 24


    Check out the slippery, sloppy obstacle course we have planned for you! Prizes for best wipe out! Come prepared to get covered in pudding, JELL-O® and other goo. This event is open to ages 4-16.
  • Sat. Mar 31

    Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

    Water bunnies of all ages are welcome to join in this wild hunt at Strathcona Gardens. Hundreds of floating and sinking Easter eggs to collect and turn in for prizes. Tons of wet seasonal fun!

Events & Festivals

Campbell River & Region has a number of fun, creative, authentic and multicultural annual events that welcome visitors and locals alike. Share experiences with others and connect with locals as living history and culture come alive in a variety of special community events.



YEAR ROUND: This outdoor facility is Campbell River’s town centre, providing a wide open space for almost any
kind of public gathering. The Campbell River Spirit Square welcomes all residents and visitors twelve months of the year.

The Campbell River Spirit Square does its very best to represent social diversity by providing a program of entertainment and public awareness events. Local organizations are welcome to use the Spirit Square to promote individual causes. For more information visit the Campbell River Spirit Square Facebook Page

Campbell River Spirit Square. Credit: Tourism Campbell River
Campbell River Spirit Square. Credit: Tourism Campbell River & Region


June 24th-28th, 2015

This annual event brings novice, amateur, semi-professional, and professional carvers to the Pacific shoreline of Campbell River at Frank James Park for five days during the last week in June to transform cedar and/or fir carving logs into works of art. About 30 carvers shape their logs using chainsaws, mauls, knives, chisels and various custom tools until a new creation is released from the heart of the wood. The finished sculptures are later displayed in various parks and sponsors’ premises for everyone to enjoy year round.

Transformations on the Shore. Credit: 99.7 2DayFM
Transformations on the Shore. Credit: 99.7 2DayFM


May thru October

Be sure to take in the Pier Street Farmer’s Market and Arts Fair between May and September, held every Sunday from 10am-2:30pm in front of the Maritime Heritage Centre, by the Discovery Fishing Pier.

In the Winter, the market transitions to a Pier Street Christmas inside the Maritime Heritage Centre. Everything from edible goodies to hand dyed silk scarves, pottery to jewellery and it’s all handmade!




Pier Street Farmers Market
Pier Street Farmers Market


August 7th-9th, 2015 

The Salmon Festival will be presenting 2 World Championship and 7 Canadian Championships, along with 35 open, intermediate, novice, ladies, youth and teen events.  International and local loggers will be competing for part of the proposed $35,450 prize package at this World Class Loggers Sports Competition.  


Loggers Sports
Loggers Sports


Labour Day Weekend

Each year, on Sunday of the Labour Day weekend, the North Island Cruisers host an incredible car show in downtown Campbell River. The efforts of volunteers from the North Island Cruisers, as well as other local car clubs, bring one of the biggest events that takes place in our beautiful city. Local merchants support our efforts by sponsoring the trophies and t-shirts, while the City of Campbell River and Tyee Plaza Shopping Centre allow the use of the main street and shopping centre parking lot. Service clubs from the area supply food kiosks, first aid, and have 50/50 draws to build excitement and raise money. Old time Rock & Roll music fills the air for entertainment during the event. The quality and variety of the entries provides something for every taste, as the show is open to all types of vehicles. The main focus is on vintage cars and trucks and includes sports cars, muscle cars, race cars, exotics and special interest vehicles. Participants have come from as far away as California. Proceeds from the event benefit local charities.


North Island Cruisers
North Island Cruisers


Tour June  2015 – some studios open year round

Enjoy exploring the work of over 35 artists in their studios and at the Community Centre (where lunch is available). Many artists will demonstrate their techniques during the weekend. Tickets for the event each June are $5/person, sold at the Campbell River Art Gallery or Visitor Centre. After June 7th, 14 studios remain open all year. Studio-touring is a great way to explore beautiful Quadra Island and the wide range of art-making will be sure to surprise and delight.


Quadra Island Studio Tour
Quadra Island Studio Tour


July 1st

A National day filled with activities and adventure, Campbell River is the place to be every July 1st. Events happening in every part of the community, with the parade, main ceremonies and fireworks located in the evening downtown, at Robert V. Ostler (Foreshore) Park