D'Arcy BC Canada

D'arcy BC Canada

D'Arcy is located at the head of Anderson Lake, about 42 km northeast of Pemberton. D'Arcy, also known as Nequatque or N'quat'qua in the St'at'imcets language (Lillooet) is a part recreation/residential area as well as the territory and residential area of the N'quatqua First Nation.

History

D'Arcy was founded as a non-native community named Port Anderson during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush of 1858. It became a major port of the Douglas Road which connected the upper Fraser Canyon from the lower Fraser by a series of portages and lakes. Transport steamers and other water craft ran from Anderson Lake from D'Arcy to the foot of the lake at Seton Portage and then onto Seton Lake and then onto the boom town of Cayoosh Flats, which is today's town of Lillooet.

The name D'Arcy is from D'Arcy Tate who served as the V.P. and General Counsel of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway from 1912-1918. After the Gold Rush the population was almost entirely First Nation and then at the time of the railway construction non native settlers again came to the area and a general store and cabins were developed.

Anderson Lake

  • Anderson Lake offers a multitude of recreation activities. A public dock on the south end of the lake provides access to the water and has a swimming beach known as Heritage Beach. Offering sandy shores, picnic tables and beautiful views of Anderson Lake.
  • The Red Barn is an RV park only and the cafe is closed.. 
  • Anderson Lake Fish Hatchery and spawning channel on the N'Quatqua Reserve specializes in the release of sockeye salmon and enhancing Kokanee in Gates River into Anderson Lake. You can view this amazing spectacle between mid August - mid September

Highline Road

  • D'Arcy sits at the end of the paved Portage Road. There is a rough 4 x 4 gravel summer only route called the Highline Road. This eventually leads to Seton Portage. You can also continue onto Lillooet by this route.

McGillivray Falls

  • Once on the Highline Road, at about the 12 kilometre mark you will arrive at the old train stop of McGillivray Falls. This is the site of a World War II relocation centre for Japanese-Canadians, the old McGillivray Falls Resort and the access point to the trail over McGillivray Pass which takes you to Bralone & Gold Bridge.

Local Business & Services

  • The N'quatqua First Nation operates most of the local businesses including a gas and convenience store and a community centre.

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Family Fun Night
July 07
The Pemberton District & Community Centre will host Family Fun night on Tuesday, June 7th and August 11th. The event is a chance for kids and families to meet up and participate in a number of kid friendly activities.

Tea & Tales
July 07
Tea & Tales at the Pemberton Museum. This years theme is Transportation!

Pemberton Farmers Market
July 10
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
July 14
Tea & Tales at the Pemberton Museum. This years theme is Transportation!

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 Farmers Market
July 17
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 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!

Tea & Tales
July 21
Tea & Tales at the Pemberton Museum. This years theme is Transportation!

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.

Learn About Native Plants in the Pemberton Valley
April 23
Learning about native plants in Pemberton is a valuable skill that's also fun to learn.

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
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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.

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