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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Pemberton Museum Tea and Tales - Memories of a Conductor with Roy Crowston
July 29
Tea & Tales is a weekly event that runs every Tuesday during the summer months from 2 to 4 PM. Tales presented on various themes connected to life in the valley.

Pemberton Farmers’ Market
July 30
The Pemberton Farmers' Market is back for the third year! Come on out every Wednesday to get the Valley’s best organic fruits and veggies, baked goods, and crafts.

Pemberton Museum Tea and Tales
August 05
Tea & Tales is a weekly event that runs every Tuesday during the summer months from 2 to 4 PM. Tales presented on various themes connected to life in the valley.

Pemberton Farmers’ Market
August 06
The Pemberton Farmers' Market is back for the third year! Come on out every Wednesday to get the Valley’s best organic fruits and veggies, baked goods, and crafts.

Pemberton Museum Tea and Tales-Squamish Railway History with Eric Anderson
August 12
Tea & Tales is a weekly event that runs every Tuesday during the summer months from 2 to 4 PM. Tales presented on various themes connected to life in the valley.

Pemberton Farmers’ Market
August 13
The Pemberton Farmers' Market is back for the third year! Come on out every Wednesday to get the Valley’s best organic fruits and veggies, baked goods, and crafts.

2014 Slow Food Cycle Sunday
August 17
Pemberton's annual Slow Food Cycle returns for 2014. Slow Food Cycle An opportunity to connect — town folk and city folk, consumers with their food, people with the land.

Pemberton Museum Tea and Tales
August 19
Tea & Tales is a weekly event that runs every Tuesday during the summer months from 2 to 4 PM. Tales presented on various themes connected to life in the valley.

Pemberton Farmers’ Market
August 20
The Pemberton Farmers' Market is back for the third year! Come on out every Wednesday to get the Valley’s best organic fruits and veggies, baked goods, and crafts.

Pemberton Farmers’ Market
August 27
The Pemberton Farmers' Market is back for the third year! Come on out every Wednesday to get the Valley’s best organic fruits and veggies, baked goods, and crafts.

2014 IRONMAN Canada Cheer Zone
July 23
Join us at the Pemberton & District Community Centre this Sunday, July 27 and help us cheer on the participating athletes in IRONMAN Canada. Watch live coverage on the 'big screen' and cheer on the athletes as they ride by during the biking portion of the event.

FAQ for Pemberton Music Festival
July 14
We had some questions about Pemberton Music Festival that we wanted answered! So we made some calls and compiled a list of the most frequently asked Pemby Fest questions. Here are the answers.

Pemby Fest Check List
July 08
The Pemberton Music Festival has just released a memo outlining everything from where to park, how to pick up wristbands, how to get to the festival, shuttle info and much more.

Liquor Sales Approved at Farmers Market
July 08
As of June, 21st it became official that beer, wine, cider and spirits could be sold along other products at local farmer's markets. Cool news Pemberton Distillery as they have a brand new venue to sell their products.

Battle of the Bands
July 04
The Meadows at Pemberton presents Battle of the Bands this Saturday, July 5th. Come watch as seven local bands go head to head for supremacy of the Sea to Sky. Oh and the wining band gets a chance to play at Pemby Fest!!

Canada Day in Pemberton
June 24
Canada Day is almost here!! The Village of Pemberton has a number of events and celebrations planned for the long weekend including a farmer's market, sports events, Spud Run, parade and much more.

Strawberry Picking
June 17
It's strawberry picking time!! The Pemberton strawberry picking season is upon us. Over the next month several of local farms will open their fields up for the U-pick and pre-pick strawberry season.

Pemberton Distillery Tour
June 10
Take a tour of Pemberton's award winning Pemberton Distillery next time you're in town. The Pemberton Distillery is a high end liquor manufacturer that produces organic vodka, gin, whiskey, brandy, absinthe and schnapps.

Community Barn Frame Complete
June 02
Construction on Pemberton's new community barn frame has recently been completed. Combined effort from the Timber Framers Guild and local volunteers has resulted in the near completion of the project with only the roof remaining.

Nimby Fifty
May 27
Pemberton's premier mountain bike Race the Nimby Fifty is set to take place this Saturday, May 31. Since it's inception in 2010 the Nimby Fifty has grown into one of the biggest and most recognized mountain bike races in B.C.

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