Natural Sights, Parks & Wildlife

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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 ha (24,105 ac) 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-mi) 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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2015 Pemberton Enduro Mountain Bike Race
April 25
It's on! The PVTA Pemberton Enduro is happening today starting at 8:30 am. Be there to ride (if you've signed up) or cheer on your friends!

PVTA Spring Fundraiser
May 23
Take some time to get out to the Pemberton Legion tonight to help raise money for this worthy cause and have a bit of fun, too!

2015 Nimby Fifty XC MTB Race
May 30
An epic mountain bike race covering many of the world-class single track trails, climbs, and descents that the Pemberton, BC trails are famous for.

Barn Burner Triple
June 20
The Barn Burner Triple is a cool new trail running series utilizing the single track mountain bike trails in Pemberton, B.C. The course will take runners through the mountain and forests of Pemberton offering spectacular views.

10th Annual 2015 Rotary and Chamber Golf Fundraiser
June 22
The 2015 Big Sky Golf Club Rotary and Pemberton Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser is back, and will be held Monday, June 22nd, 2015.

Pemberton Music Festival 2015 - Day 1
July 16
The Pemberton Music Festival is back and the lineup is better than ever. Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, J. Cole, Tiesto, and so many more!

Pemberton Music Festival 2015 - Day 2
July 17
The Pemberton Music Festival is back for the second year of amazing performances and comedy. With five tents this year, you know it's going to rock!

Pemberton Music Festival 2015 - Day 3
July 18
Come to Pemberton this summer to enjoy the four day and night Pemberton Music Festival featuring 5 tents of music and comedy.

Pemberton Music Festival 2015 - Day 4
July 19
It's day 4, the last day of the Pemberton Music Festival for 2015. We hope you enjoyed your time at the festival, and that you will be back next year!

Ironkids Canada Fun Run
July 25
The fun and excitement of this event is a perfect compliment to the official Ironman Canada triathlon which takes place the following day.

Pemberton Music Festival + More Things to Do This Summer
April 16
It's that time of year again. People are starting to make plans for summer in Pemberton, including the second annual Pemberton Music Festival.

Family Cycle Route Planner for Pemberton
April 09
Cycling with your family in Pemberton is a great idea! Read on to find out how to choose a route in Pemberton that will work for the whole crew!

Pemberton Music Festival 2015 Line Up
April 03
Its official Pemberton Music Festival has announced their line-up for their 2015 event. Headlining this year's event are rock super stars the Black Keys, hip hop heavyweights J.Cole & Kendrick Lamar and world renowned DJ Tiesto.

2015 Golf Season in Pemberton Almost Here?
March 19
Golf season in Pemberton is almost here? Thanks to the mild winter The Meadows at Pemberton has set their opening day for Friday, March 27. Get those wrenches out of the garage. Dust off those golf shoes. We're golfing in March this year!

Pemberton Camping — Provincial Campgrounds and More!
March 12
Pemberton camping season is just around the corner. If you're looking into provincial campgrounds or something more rustic we've got lots to explore.

Horseback Riding in Pemberton this Spring
March 09
Pemberton has more horses per capita than anywhere in BC. And that means that you'll see horses in our downtown and around the Valley. Why not join in the fun and take a horseback riding tour this spring?

Heliski in Pemberton This Winter — And MTB, too!
March 01
You may have heard of the fantastic weather we've been having this winter in Pemberton. You can literally heliski in Pemberton and go for a bike ride, too! So pick your pleasure, and we'll see you soon.

Mountain Bike Season Already?
February 13
That's right!! Thanks to the recent warm and wet conditions in Pemberton the snow has disappeared and made way for an unbelievably early mountain bike season. Check the pic from inside.

Ice Fishing in Pemberton
January 12
Just because it's wintertime doesn't mean it's time to put away the fishing rod. Wintertime can be the best time to pull up a healthy trout fish from one of Pemberton's fresh water lakes. Learn more about winter fishing in Pemberton BC!

Pemberton Winterfest Returns in 2015
January 06
Pemberton Winterfest returns in 2015 as a 2-day event with a variety of family friendly, wintery fun activities and events at One Mile Lake! (NOTE: event is weather dependent and subject to change.)

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