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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Nimby Fifty Bike Race
May 31
The famous Nimby Fifty mountain bike race in Pemberton is back for yet another year of hardcore riding! This year’s race is approximately 37 km long.

Pemberton Farmers’ Market
June 18
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
June 25
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
July 02
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
July 09
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
July 16
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 Pemberton Music Festival - Day 1
July 18
Welcome to Pemberton Music Festival! Set for July 18-20, 2014, the festival offers both camping and traditional lodging in a stunning natural setting.

2014 Pemberton Music Festival - Day 2
July 19
Welcome to Pemberton Music Festival! Set for July 18-20, 2014, the festival offers both camping and traditional lodging in a stunning natural setting.

2014 Pemberton Music Festival - Day 3
July 20
Welcome to Pemberton Music Festival! Set for July 18-20, 2014, the festival offers both camping and traditional lodging in a stunning natural setting.

Pemberton Farmers’ Market
July 23
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.

Subaru Ironman Canada 2014
April 15
We're pretty excited that the IRONMAN Canada is coming back for a second year -- and the cycling portion of the event runs right through Pemberton.

Cycling in Pemberton: Bicycle Helmets & Safety
April 09
British Columbia has some of the strictest bicycle helmet laws in the country, enacted in 1996. Cycling safety is important - Here's what you need to know:

Pemberton Road Cycling Season Begins April 1 2014
April 01
Today marks the first day of cycling season in Pemberton & Mother Nature is helping us out because the day looks gorgeous!

Earth Hour 2014 in Pemberton
March 25
Each year for several years now, the Sea-to-Sky corridor has held a friendly wager of sorts to see which community can reduce its power the most during Earth Hour.

Golf Season in Pemberton Coming Soon
March 18
Get ready for golf season! Big Sky in Pemberton is looking to start the season in mid-April, so there's just enough time to dust off the clubs and limber up.

Mile One Eating House on Television
March 12
You Gotta Eat at Mile One Eating House! You see what we did there? A Food Network Canada television show, You Gotta Eat Here, came to Mile One Eating House & filmed an episode.

Bike Pirate Book Launch March 27th
March 07
The timing is close to perfect for the Bike Pirate, Peter Oprsal, to launch his third mountain bike trail guide, and the first one for the Sea-to-Sky corridor. March 27th, at 6:00, at the Pemberton Valley Lodge, come join us as Peter regales us with stories of how he single handedly put this book together.

Pemberton Distillery is Number One Thing To Do In Pemberton
February 25
Pemberton Distillery is fascinating. Even if you're not a big drinker, even if you're not a huge potato lover. Just the fact that it is the only organic potato vodka in the world is intriguing.

Winter's Back in Pemberton
February 18
Winter has given us quite the ride this year. Much of the eastern part of our country has seen record cold snaps, whereas we've occasionally felt as though spring is right around the corner. Well, it looks like winter has finally arrived.

2014 Winter Olympics We Are Winter
February 11
The Canadian Olympic Committee created an endemic video campaign for the 2014 games: We Are Winter. Though the winter has been (so far) mild this year in Pemberton, we feel that this slogan sums us up perfectly.

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