Driftwood Carving_tnThe City of Campbell River and local organizations organize and host numerous arts and cultural events, programs and activities for visitors to enjoy. These include annual special events, shows, performances, classes, art gallery, museum and heritage sites.

View the Community Calendar. 

Campbell River has a variety of arts and cultural organizations and programs available to the general public, including programs offered by the City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department.

Recreation and Culture Department

The City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department offers a wide variety of arts and cultural programs throughout the year. The department also assists or hosts a variety of annual special events including the Canada Day Celebration, Salmon Festival Logger's Sports, National Child Day Celebration, and the Toy & Craft Sale.

Community Centre
401-11th Ave
Campbell River, BC  V9W 4G2
Phone:  (250) 286-1161
Fax:  (250) 830-0164

CR Community Arts Council

The mission of the Society is to foster awareness and interest in all the arts within our community and to empower, support and validate the creative efforts of local artists.

2131 South Island Highway
Campbell River, BC  V9W 1C2
Phone/Fax: 923-0213
Email:  arts.council@crarts.ca
Web:  www.crarts.ca

CR and District Public Art Gallery

Visit the gallery for a choice of contemporary art exhibitions, classes, workshops, artist talks and school programs.

1235 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, BC  V9W 2C7
Phone:  287-2261
Fax:  287-2268
Email:  info@crartgallery.ca
Web:  www.crartgallery.ca
Winter Hours:    Tuesday-Saturday - 12pm-5pm
Summer Hours:  Monday-Saturday - 10am-5pm

CR Salmon Festival Society

The Campbell River Salmon Festival Society is a registered charity assisting and hosting a wide range of public & family orientated activities held annually for the citizens of Campbell River. Their major event is the hosting of the Loggers Sports held each year on the second weekend of August. In 2007 the event will be held August 10, 11, and 12 weekend at Nunn's Creek Park.  The society also is involved with activities held on Canada Day including the recognition of senior achievements,  Huck Finn Fishing Derby for children and the Parade. 

Box 191
Campbell River, BC  V9W 5A7
Phone: 287-2044
Fax: 287-2005
E-mail:  salmonfest@connected.bc.ca
Web:  www.crsalmonfestival.com
Contact person:  Jim Lilburn

Haig-Brown Heritage House

Located on the banks of the Campbell River, Haig Brown house preserves the heritage of Roderick and Ann Haig-Brown.

2250 Campbell River Road
Campbell River, BC  V9W 4N7
Phone:  286-6646
Web:  www.haig-brown.bc.ca

Museum at Campbell River

The Museum at Campbell River showcases the living history of the region with exhibits and programs presenting the rich cultures of First Nations groups and our unique coastal lifestyles.  The Museum includes a small theatre, an archives research centre, native plant garden and excellent gift shop.  Highlights include Logging, the Salmon Fishing Industry, the Ripple Rock Story and First Nations exhibits.

Mailing Address:  Box 70  Campbell River, BC  V9W 4Z9
Location:  470 Island Highway
Phone:  287-3103
Fax:  286-0109
Email:  general.enquiries@crmuseum.ca
Web:  www.crmuseum.ca

RiverCity Players
1080 Hemlock
Campbell River, BC  V9W 5M4
Phone:  286-3357
Meetings:  1st Thurs. monthly.  New members welcome.

Campbell River Shoreline Arts Society's

"Transformations on the Shore"  Driftwood-Carving Competition

In conjunction with Canada Day celebrations, this five-day unique-to-Campbell River event brings novice, amateur and professional wood carvers to the Pacific shoreline of our community to transform log tailings into amazing works of art.

The finished sculptures are displayed in various waterfront parks and sponsors' premises for everyone to enjoy year round.

Box 20097
Campbell River, BC  V9W 7Z5
Phone:  250-202-0176
Email: info@crshorelinearts.ca
Web:  www.crshorelinearts.ca

Shoreline Musical Theatre Society

Produces amateur musicals.

Box 401
Campbell River, BC  V9W 1G1
Phone:  287-7475
Contact person:  Jacquie Gordon

Amateur musicals

Sybil Andrews - Walter Morgan Cottage

Located in Willow Point on the beach the Sybil Andrews Cottage, preserves the heritage of Sybil Andrews.  Sybil Andrews was an accomplished musician and artist. 

2141 South Island Highway
Campbell River, BC
Contact person:  Ken Blackburn
Phone:  923-0213

Sybil Andrews Heritage Society

The Sybil Andrews Heritage Society was formed in December 2004 for the purpose of saving and restoring the property as a heritage site.

Phone:  923-3439
Contact person:  Fern Seaboyer 

Tidemark Theatre

Feature live entertainment at its best... 

1220 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, BC  V9W 2C8
Phone:  250 287-7465
Fax:  250 287-7659
Email: mail@tidemarktheatre.com
Web:    www.tidemarktheatre.com

For more information regarding cultural opportunities in Campbell River, contact the City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department:

Community Centre  250-286-1161
Sportsplex  250-923-7911

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