Best Places to Tie the Knot

1. The Paragliding Launch.  Pemberton's newly upgraded paragliding launch, built this summer in cooperation with the Pemberton Valley Trails Association, makes it easy to say “I do” while standing on top of the world. The launch is a spectacular place to get married. After the ceremony, guests can catch paragliding lifts with tandem pilots (or descend by mountain bike, horseback ride or four-wheel drive) to the reception at the Airport Barn, where planes are pulled out of the hangar just for the occasion. And Pemberton's “First Couple of Flying,” Jim and Corinne Orava, take off from perfectly good mountaintops on a regular basis. Their guiding company, Cayoosh Expeditions, has created action sequences for movies and television, so conducting a grand entrance into a wedding ceremony, or providing a dramatic nuptial venue, is no problem for the practiced paragliding duo.  

2. Van Loon's Pemberton Valley Farms.  When Pemberton seed potato farmers Marty and Andrea Van Loon got married, they did it old school – a church ceremony followed by a reception at a golf course.  But when young locals Lon and Megan Flath went looking for a venue that would rock tradition, the Van Loons offered up their 200-acres – and discovered a new purpose for their family’s working farm. Now the private setting on the banks of a salmon-spawning stream boasts a new, 1,000-square-foot, timber frame, open-air gazebo -- and the Van Loon family farm is firmly ensconced at the heart of both agri-tourism and the burgeoning, eco-friendly 100-Mile Wedding movement. 

3. Pemberton and District Museum.  The local museum is a charming and romantic place to make new history. The oldest building in Pemberton – a hand-hewn cedar house built in 1894 by pioneer Will Miller -- nestles into the Museum grounds. Run by local volunteers for 22 of its 25 years, the museum site is used for weddings, photography shoots, firearms training, luncheons, musical concerts, movie nights, baby showers, quilt shows, Pemberton’s Country Fair and the annual Strawberry Tea.  These events contribute to the museum’s 8,000 visitors per year.

4. Big Sky Golf and Country Club.  Courtney Foxgord understands what it's like to love golf almost more than anything else. Big Sky’s accomplished head golf pro also doubles as the club’s Director of Sales and Marketing – and loves golf so much that she particularly  understands when people want to get hitched just past the 9th hole. She'll even make the golf-carts available for the wedding party... provided they promise to shoot for a hole in one. 

5. Drumkeeran House on Ivey Lake.  Set on the only trophy fly-fishing lake in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, Drumkeeran House on Ivey lake is a special site for weddings for people who have hooked the love of their lives and want to share the occasion in a country retreat inspired by Scottish hunting lodges.

6. North Arm Farm.  This working farm allows visitors to wander the fields, pick their own, ride wagons to harvest pumpkins and generally enjoy a taste of the pastoral life. While the chance to feed ducks and pigs makes this a favourite spot for families, and foodies love the café and bakery, North Arm also caters to sweethearts. Weddings here may see the bridal party and family head out to pick their own flowers for bouquets, table decorations and even groom-built bowers.  Vows get exchanged by North Arm’s riverside, among towering sunflowers, ripe strawberries and fragrant flowers. Full onsite catering can be provided by award-winning chef Maxim Ridorrossi and pastry-queen Jenna Dashney, both of the TheFoodlovers.ca

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Pemberton Museum NEW Building Official Opening
October 25
The Pemberton & District Museum celebrates the official opening of a new building on the museum grounds.

Riverlands 4th Annual Drag "Fox" Hunt 2014
November 01
Riverlands and The Fraser Valley Hunt Society cordially invite you to attend the 4th annual drag fox hunt on November 1, 2014. Note that no animals are harmed during this "hunt" but everyone has a great time.

Pemberton Enters Prime Time of Mountain Bike Season
September 29
The Pemberton mountain bike season is currently experiencing its second wind. Thanks to the cool and damp fall weather Pemberton's mountain bike trails firm up and pack down. Learn more!

Sopwith Camel on Display at the Legion
September 24
The Canadian Museum of Flight will have a full scale replica Sopwith Camel on display in Pemberton this Saturday and Sunday. During it's stay the plane will be on display in the Pemberton Legion parking lot.

h'OMgrown Festival
September 08
Pemberton's first ever yoga festival is set to hit town this September 12 - 14. The festival brings together experts in the fields of yoga, nutrition, whole foods, and meditation. Create your own customized schedule choosing workshops that pique your interest.

Horseback Riding In Pemberton
August 27
Horseback riding and Pemberton go hand and hand. Take a ride and enjoy the amazing scenery and back trails you could only access by horse. Several companies offer touring options and can cater rides to your specific needs.

Paddle Boarding at One Mile Lake
August 09
Head out to One Mile Lake for a day of paddle boarding in the sun! Work on your fitness and your tan at the same time..a win win.

Get a FREE SFCS Bag with Early Sign Up
July 30
Pre-register for the Pemberton Slow Food Cycle and get a FREE SFCS bag. You can pre-register online today at the Tourism Pemberton Slow Food Cycle page!

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.

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