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Leisure in Pyhäjoki

Pyhäjoki offers plenty of opportunities to engage in leisure-time activities. Raahe Adult Education Centre provides opportunities for hobbies such as arts, crafts, music and sports. You can also study languages, including Finnish. The municipality of Pyhäjoki organises a range of cultural activities. It also offers a wide range of sporting options, and nature is really nearby in Pyhäjoki.

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Additional information on the recreational opportunities of Pyhäjoki are available in the ‘Get Active in Pyhäjoki’ brochure, hobby week calendar, the municipality’s Recreational Services and Municipality´s Info desk. The most up-to-date information you will find from the municipality´s social media channels and the Pyhäjoen Kuulumiset newspaper.

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Get Active in Pyhäjoki brochure

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Hobby week calendar

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You can spend time reading at the Pyhäjoki library and borrow books, newspapers and magazines, music, films and games in different languages from the library.

The library also functions as an art lending facility. The displays in the exhibition space change every month. In addition, computers are available for use in the library.

The library has a story corner dedicated to children and it hosts a variety of children’s events from theme days to puppet theatre shows. The library hosts concerts, public events and board game nights. You can also study Finnish in Let's Read Together group in the library.

The library has a self-service facility at the Multi-use space Monela (Kokkolantie 53). There is also Little Free Library that is always open in front of the Municipal Hall.

All basic services provided by the library are free of charge.

Library´s client service telephone number is 040 359 6171.

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Theatre and cinema

Concerts and other cultural activities are organiced in the Pauhasali hall of the upper secondary school, in Pyhäjoki library and in Annala Homestead Museum.

Pyhäjoki has an amateur theatre that gives performances both in the summer theatre and during the winter season. In Pyhäjoki, cultural services are close to the residents.

The Culture Office (Kulttuuritoimisto) works in close cooperation with organisations within its own municipality, as well as with neighbouring municipalities and a wide range of contact persons.

Art groups from Raahe Adult Education Centre facilitate and enliven Pyhäjoki's cultural offering. In Raahe Adult Education Centre you can try your hand at activities such as the visual arts and theatre.

The closest regular film screenings are in Raahe and Kalajoki. Films are also screened in Oulainen and Ylivieska.

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Raahe Adult Education Centre

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Amateur drama society Pyhäjoen näyttelijät ry

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Pyhäjoki is home to the Annala Homestead Museum (Annalan kotiseutumuseo), one of the biggest museums in Northern Finland. The museum area houses 22 buildings and 8,000 objects.

The museum is open only during the summer season.

Annala Museum
Annalantie 20, Pyhäjoki
Tel. 040 359 6103, 040 359 6102

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Annala Homestead Museum

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Exercise and sports

Pyhäjoki offers a variety of sporting options to residents of all ages.

Within the municipality there is an ice hall, a multi-activity centre, an athletics field, tennis and beach volleyball courts, a small games area and two disc golf parks.There are excellent outdoor recreational opportunities and the gym is in frequent use.

The Rautiperä sports area (Rautiperän liikunta-alue) has lit hiking trails and skiing tracks. It also has an ice swimming place and a shooting range, and can be used for orienteering. Every school has an outdoor skating facility nearby, as well as a ball court, and skiing and fitness trails.

Pyhäjoki also has a shooting range and several fishing harbours and marinas. The Pyhäjoki River is a great place for canoeing and stand up paddling. In summertime, you can dance to live music at Merimaja in Yppäri.

There are several active sports clubs and sports associations operating in Pyhäjoki. You are welcome to join their activities.

For more information on sporting options, see the municipality's website.

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Exercise and sports

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Recreation in nature

Pyhäjoki offers plenty of scope for spending time in the wilderness. It has bird watching towers, various swimming places, riverbank paths, nature trails, the Kielosaari outdoor area (Kielosaaren ulkoilualue) and excellent options for fishing, hunting and canoeing.

The municipality boasts more than 200 kilometres of cycling and hiking routes. There are several lean-tos along these routes for making a campfire. A pocket map of these routes is available in Finnish, English and Russian in the municipality’s brochure stands.

The Pyhäjoki river is one of Ostrobothnia's most southerly salmon rivers. Other possible catches include trout, grayling, pike and perch. Additional information is available in the ‘Fishing in Pyhäjoki’ brochure.

The municipality's recreational sites are listed on a digital bilingual map. The map includes, among other things, swimming and sports venues, hiking destinations, campfire sites, sights and fishing harbours. Additional information on the sites is available in Finnish and English. For those moving in nature the Maastokartat application is a good tool.

For more information on sporting options, see the municipality's website.

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Map of Pyhäjoki recreational sites

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Maastokartat application

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Hobbies for children and young people

Camps, trips and various events and clubs are organised as part of youth work in the municipality.

A range of activities from scouts to sports and entrepreneurial activities for young people are organised by youth associations.

For more information, see the website of the Pyhäjoki municipality and on the websites of associations and sports clubs.

Pyhäjoki has a Youth Council. It promotes the perspective of young people in municipal decision-making and develops activities for adolescents in Pyhäjoki.

Pyhäjoki's leisure instructor
Tel. 040 359 6104
email: vapaa-aikatoimi(at)

Youth space Kahaveli
Upstairs of the old Fire Station
Vanhatie 37, 2nd floor

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Children and Youth

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Youth Council (NUVA)

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Pyhäjoki has various associations, such as culture associations and sports organisations.

You are warmly welcome to join the activities of the associations in Pyhäjoki! New associations can also be established as needed.

The leisure time instructor acts as the Pyhäjoki Municipality’s contact person for associations. The associations’ activities in the area are guided and supported by the Raahe Region partnership document.

Multi-use space Monela (Kokkolantie 53) can be booked free of charge for association meetings and other such one-time events.

The municipality’s association room ("Yhdistystupa", Vanhatie 80 C 3) is also available for weekly activities for a small fee.

Pyhäjoki Municipality
Leisure instructor
Tel. 040 359 6104
email: vapaa-aikatoimi(at)pyhajoki

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Raahe Region partnership document

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