Events in January 2018

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  • Sat. Jan 20

    An Afternoon with Bev Sellars

    The 2017/2018 Haig-Brown Writer in Residence will be offering a series of programs at the Museum at Campbell River.  The first of these, “An Afternoon with Bev Sellars” will introduce the writer,...
  • Thu. Jan 25 – Wed, Feb 21

    36th Annual Members Art Exhibition

    This exhibition is co-presented by the Campbell River Art Gallery and the Campbell River Arts Council. The show will feature about 80 regional artists.
  • Thu. Jan 25

    36th Annual Members Art Exhibition Opening Reception

    Come celebrate the opening of the 36th Annual Members Art Exhibition presented by the Campbell River Arts Council and the Campbell River Art Gallery. There will be refreshments and snacks available.
  • Thu. Jan 25
    7:30 pm

    Interactive Play on Reconciliation

    This play confronts tough questions about reconciliation and what that looks like in the modern world. The play is meant to compel audiences to think about reconciliation as something that is happenin...
  • Sat. Jan 27

    Indoor Community Market

    Every Saturday until May come down to the Campbell River Common Mall to shop for products from local vendors.
  • Sat. Jan 27

    20th Annual Model Train Show

    Ever since the annual event started at the Museum at Campbell River in 1998, the Model Train Show has consistently attracted a remarkably large audience, thanks to the impressive display put on by the...
  • Sat. Jan 27

    Inclusion and Friends

    Join us for great music and good friends! All proceeds go to the City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department Specialized Recreation Programs.

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