PRISMA takes place in Powell River on the wild west coast of British Columbia, Canada. This gorgeous location, combined with strong community support, is what makes our festival truly one-of-a-kind in the world.
PRISMA wishes to acknowledge the Tla’amin Nation, on whose ancestral territories we gather each summer for two weeks of inspiring music-making.
Travel by car:
Powell River is a BC Ferries ride away from the lower Sunshine Coast, a ferry away from Vancouver Island and two ferries away from Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. The region spans from Saltery Bay (sḵelhp) to Lund along Highway 101. Visit the BC Ferries website to view the current schedule for departures from Vancouver Island (Comox) and the Lower Mainland (Vancouver). BC Ferries is the Presenting Sponsor of PRISMA.
Travel by air:
Alternatively you can fly to the festival with Pacific Coastal Airlines. There are four daily 25-minute flights from the lower mainland.Here you can find Pacific Coastal Airlines schedule. Pacific Coastal Airlines is a Diamond Sponsor of PRISMA.
The Evergreen Theatre has been serving the city of Powell River since 1975 as its largest and most versatile performing arts facility. It is located within the Powell River Recreation Complex, which also includes two ice rinks, a pool, fitness centre, banquet facilities, and more. The 720-seat Evergreen Theatre plays host to all PRISMA rehearsals, masterclasses and evening concerts and is within convenient walking distance from the Town Centre Hotel, the Town Centre Mall, Crossroads Village Shopping Centre and more.
The Rotary Bandshell at Willingdon Beach Park is the site of our annual PRISMA on the Beach concert, which entertains thousands of music-lovers from Powell River and beyond. Located in the heart of the city, the park offers a campsite, wharf, fishing pier, playground, museum and other amenities overlooking gorgeous ocean views of the Strait of Georgia. A popup village of vendors and artists at the event will ensure that there are plenty of dining options to suit your tastes, and the opportunity to pick up a local souvenir or two!
Powell River Town Centre Hotel is conveniently located in the very heart of the city, near shopping, transportation, and business and recreation areas. On site you will also find a restaurant and pub, which is frequented by students and guest artists as one of the social hubs of PRISMA. For a spectacular ocean view, check out their sister hotel – the Beach Gardens Resort – which features private patios, an adjacent marina, The Seasider Restaurant, a liquor store, and other amenities.
Activities & Amenities
Detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and activities in and around Powell River can be found on the Tourism Powell River website.