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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Tea & Tales
July 28
Tea & Tales at the Pemberton Museum. This years theme is Transportation!

Pemberton Farmers Market
July 31
The Pemberton Farmer's Market returns this summer with a new home and new day. You can know find the Farmer's Market under the new community barn, every Friday from 3PM - 6:30PM.

Tea & Tales
August 04
Tea & Tales at the Pemberton Museum. This years theme is Transportation! Today's Tea & Tales is: Bridge River, The Powerhouse Project by Niki Madigan

Pemberton Farmers Market
August 07
The Pemberton Farmer's Market returns this summer with a new home and new day. You can know find the Farmer's Market under the new community barn, every Friday from 3PM - 6:30PM.

Tea & Tales
August 11
Tea & Tales at the Pemberton Museum. This years theme is Transportation! Today's Tea & Tales is: Lil’wat Fleet of Foot, First Trails with Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy and Johnny Jones

Pemberton Farmers Market
August 14
The Pemberton Farmer's Market returns this summer with a new home and new day. You can know find the Farmer's Market under the new community barn, every Friday from 3PM - 6:30PM.

2015 Slow Food Cycle Sunday - Pemberton
August 16
Sea to Sky’s signature agritourism event. Slow Food Cycle Sunday is an opportunity to connect—town folk and city folk, consumers with their food, people with the land. The future of food is local!

Tea & Tales
August 18
Tea & Tales at the Pemberton Museum. This years theme is Transportation! Today's Tea & Tales is: It's a Little Scary in Places, Highway 99 with Locals and Museum Members.

Pemberton Farmers Market
August 21
The Pemberton Farmer's Market returns this summer with a new home and new day. You can know find the Farmer's Market under the new community barn, every Friday from 3PM - 6:30PM.

Pemberton Farmers Market
August 28
The Pemberton Farmer's Market returns this summer with a new home and new day. You can know find the Farmer's Market under the new community barn, every Friday from 3PM - 6:30PM.

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 features a cocktail party and 4 course meal paired with local BC wines. This year's event will take place on Saturday, September 5th.

IRONMAN Canada Preview
July 23
Dust off the cow bell and bust out those signs because it's time to cheer on the participating athletes in this year's IRONMAN Canada. This year's event takes place on Sunday, July 26.

7 Off-Beat Reasons to Visit Pemberton British Columbia
July 15
There is so much to love about Pemberton, British Columbia. Our favourite thing to do is also easy as pie: Give you excellent reasons to visit, all year round.

Pemberton Music Festival Preview
July 09
Pemberton's biggest party Pemberton Music Festival returns this July 16 - 19 to the old Fotch farm grounds. With one of the best line-ups since the inaugural event this year is expected to be an epic 4 days of music, comedy and partying. To help prepare you for the madness we've thrown together a list of FAQ's and must haves to get you through the event.

New Local Artisan Corner Opens
July 02
The Pemberton Valley Lodge has recently opened a new 'Local Artisan Corner' in their main lobby. The Artisan Corner will feature a wide range of artwork from a number of local Pemberton artists.

One Mile Lake, Four Distinct Seasons — Visit Pemberton!
June 30
One Mile Lake is the iconic lake that presents itself as you approach Pemberton from Whistler. As you reach the top of the hill before you descend into the village of Pemberton, you can just make out One Mile Lake on the right hand side.

Barn Burner Triple
June 12
The inaugural Barn Burner Triple Running Race is set to take place this Saturday, June 20. The race will be held along Pemberton's world renowned single track mountain biking trails - taking runners off the roads and into the backwoods and mountains.

Pemberton 4x4 Rally
June 05
Everybody's favorite Pemberton past time the Pemberton 4x4 Rally takes place this weekend. Join us at the Green River Motocross Track on June 6 & 7 for all the events and festivities.

Volunteer and Get a FREE Ticket to Pemby Fest
May 04
Did you know you can score a FREE ticket to Pemberton Music Festival by volunteering? Volunteers will be required to work 18-20 hours either during the festival or pre/post festival.

May Fishing in Pemberton
April 30
May is always a great time to go fishing in Pemberton thanks to the salmon spawning season and milder temperatures. Pemberton is home to a number of great lakes and rivers where salmon and trout flock to at this time of the year.

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