Natural Sights, Parks & Wildlife


Pemberton is surrounded by a number of awe-inspiring parks all within a short driving distance from the Village of Pemberton.

Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park

Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park's 9,755 hectares (24,105 acres) protects habitat such as old-growth forests, sub-alpine and alpine environments as well as lakes for a diverse group of wildlife, including spotted owls, mountain goats as well as black and grizzly bears.

Nairn Falls Provincial Park

Nairn Falls SNairn Falls Provincial Park, located on the Green River, shelters a forest of western hemlock, western red cedar and coast Douglas fir. The park also guards the spiritual site of the Lil'wat Nation, Nairn Falls. A 1.5-km (1-mile) hike from the parking lot leads to a viewing platform of the falls. Some unusual wildlife call this park home, including the rubber boa, one of the most cold-tolerant of snake species.

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park offers many opportunities for hiking, camping, and mountaineering. This magnificent park, home to Upper, Middle and Lower Joffre lakes, awes with its soaring, snow-capped peaks, rushing streams and ice-blue lakes. Joffre Lakes is home to much wildlife. Look for mule and coastal black deer, black bears, and mountain goats.

Hot Springs

The Pemberton area is very active geologically and it is best to check with the Forest Service to make certain of site access before heading out to hot springs in the district.

Meager Creek Hot Springs

NOTE: The Meager Creek Hot Springs is CLOSED INDEFINITELY.

On August 6, 2010, a massive avalanche on Capricorn Creek, one of the largest natural disasters in Canadian history, swept down into Meager Creek and pushed its way down into a portion of the Lillooet River. The Meager Forest Service Road is now closed and there is no access to Meager Hotsprings.

Visit the BC Forestry Service Road website for the latest news on road status.

Other Hot Springs

Other notable Hot Springs close to Pemberton are Skookumchuck/St. Agnes Well Hot Springs and Sloquet Hot Springs, both accessed via the InSHUCKch Forest Service Road.

The Natural Wonders Along the Sea to Sky Highway

Canada Geological SurveyAs part of Highway 99, the Sea to Sky highway winds its way from the ocean, through the Coast Mountains, past volcanoes, glaciers, dramatic valleys and coastal rainforests. Much of the spectacular landscape was created by massive energy and upheaval caused by the ongoing collision between the North American tectonic plate and the offshore oceanic plate.

Visit the Geological Survey of Canada website for details on natural wonders of the Sea to Sky Highway.

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How to Celebrate Halloween 2015, Pemberton Style
October 15
Halloween in Pemberton takes you back to the "good old days" — simple and fun. Halloween here revolves around — you guessed it — our agricultural heritage.

Christmas Party Time
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Fall begins a special time in Pemberton, a time that defines us and allows us to show off what we've got: Nature in abundance. Before we settle in for the winter, the countryside seems to breathe a little deeper, our colours intensify and the ground almost seems to soak you up a little as you walk along our trails and country roads.

Try Paddle Boarding in Pemberton
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Looking for fun activity to try this long weekend? Why not check out paddle boarding at One Mile Lake.

Pemberton Golf Preview
August 21
Pemberton is lucky to have two par 72 championship level golf courses located side by side! The Meadows at Pemberton & Big Sky Golf Course provide two varying experiences catering to the beginner level player and the advanced pro.

Pemberton Slow Food Cycle Vendor List
August 13
The Pemberton Slow Food Cycle is only 3 days away! To help you get more familiar with this year's event, we've prepared a quick bio on each one of the farms + vendors participating in this year's event.

Take it Slow in Pemberton — Farms, Food and Fun
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August 04
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Pemberton Wedding — Style Your Perfect Casual Chic Day
July 28
A wedding in Pemberton? If you're looking for that perfect combination of casual sophistication, Pemberton is your ideal venue.

Araxi Long Table Series at North Arm Farm
July 27
The Araxi Long Table Series is an outdoor dining event located at North Arm Farm in Pemberton, BC. The dinner is catered by Araxi Restaurant and will take place on Saturday, September 5th.

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