Adventure Begins Here... Know Before You Go

Pemberton looks forward to welcoming you again soon!

BC residents should avoid non-essential travel to, from, and within the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sea-to-Sky, and Sunshine Coast areas until November 23. Let’s do our part by following Provincial Health Orders and recommendations, and support local tourism businesses. We’re all in this together. For more information about the latest Provincial Health Orders, visit www.gov.bc.ca/regionalrestrictions

 

Adventure begins here with hiking and biking trails, golf, lakes, fishing, horseback riding, paragliding and so much more! We can all do our part to have fun, stay safe, and enjoy Pemberton to the fullest.

 

Tourism Pemberton acknowledges that our organization and our Members operate within the Stl’atl’imx Territory.

 

For a list of businesses that are Currently Open, please download the FREE Tourism Pemberton App.

 

As we look towards adventuring and exploring, there are a few considerations to keep you and our community safe. It’s important to remember that our outdoor spaces, activities, and restaurants may look a little different now and we need to act responsibly when we visit them.

Plan Ahead

Take extra time to research and plan your trip in advance. Many businesses and services in Pemnberton have adopted new protocols, and changes to their schedules or policies to ensure your safety. You’ll want to become familiar with them ahead of time. For example, you may have to book in advance for activities or experiences where you didn’t before. Some businesses or outdoor spaces may remain closed.

 

Contact the Pemberton Visitor Centre for more information.

Interact Considerately

Pemberton is committed to upholding the highest standards in health and safety. Let’s all interact considerately and follow the latest recommendations of health authorities to keep ourselves and each other safe.

 

Together, we’ll cultivate an environment where health and well-being are second nature.

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Play Simply

During these times, let’s play simply, by emphasizing fun, wellness and a connection to nature while staying in our comfort zones to avoid burdening local health resources.

Explore Responsibly

Let’s explore responsibly, by leaving no trace, keeping wildlife wild and respecting the amenities, people and nature around us. During peak times, this could mean seeking out sanctioned, quieter spaces to help maintain physical distancing.

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Enjoy Patiently

We’re working hard to re-open and revitalize Pemberton responsibly and safely. Let’s enjoy patiently, by being courteous to each other, by understanding that some things may not be the same right away, and by sharing the Pemberton we all know and love, as we navigate this new normal.

Know Before You Go

Here’s what we’re doing to protect our visitors and our community members: 

  • All accommodation providers, restaurants, shops, and stores are implementing provincially approved guidelines for cleaning and physical distancing to keep staff and patrons safe.
  • All activity providers have created additional safety measures as well as implemented provincially approved guidelines for cleaning and physical distancing to keep staff and visitors safe.
  • Due to limited space and modified group sizes, please call ahead to activity providers to see if there are additional items you are required to bring in advance of your trip.

 

If You’re Sick

  • If you or anyone in your travelling group has been sick in the previous week or have flu-like symptoms, please reschedule your trip.
  • The Sea to Sky Corridor has limited hospital/medical services and resources. We have indigenous communities that are anxious to protect their elders. Any community transmission could seriously jeopardize their way of life, language, and generational connections.
  • Now is not the time to travel if you have flu-like symptoms

 

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Bring your own personal protective equipment (ie. hand sanitizer and mask)
  • As noted by both federal and BC provincial health officers, both have begun encouraging everyone to start wearing masks when physical distancing may become a challenge.
  • Most stores and activity providers will have sanitizer at the entrance of their respective businesses, but just in case, have a small travel pack on you.

 

Groceries

  • Send in only one person from your group to get groceries (and alcohol)
  • Send one person into the grocery store or other shops (the liquor store) for provisions.
  • Please respect the need for restricting the number of people in shops, one-way aisles (where applicable), and social distancing measures.

 

Book Your Activities in Advance

  • Activity providers have adapted to maintain social/physical distancing, smaller groups will be required. Booking in advance will prevent a missed opportunity to enjoy your favourite activity.

 

Public Washrooms

  • Washrooms  are open at the following locations around town: Creekside tennis court, One Mile Lake, the old Trail Station, the Pemberton Village Office (white Building), Community Barn and at Underhill Park.

 

Restaurants & Cafes

  • Restaurants will have limited seating and they will each have their own rules to follow. By making a reservation or ordering takeout / delivery you won’t miss out on amazing meals and this will provide you the flexibility of dining in town. Some restaurants may be available for reservations as well.

 

Parks & Trails

  • Respect all onsite direction, signage, and closures. Some of this information will be new and will help ensure physical distancing.
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 meters between you (or your family group) and others, including on all trails, beaches, parking lots and washrooms. In areas of the whole trail that are not 6 feet apart, if someone is trying to pass you, please step aside in a side trail or turn your back to them and allow them to pass.
  • Only select washrooms will be open to the public. For your own safety, please follow safe hygiene practices.
  • Be self-sufficient by bringing your own clean travel kit, including hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, garbage bags, masks when recommended by health authorities, as well as tablecloths if you plan to use a picnic table.
  • Remain within trail and park boundaries, and do not enter unsanctioned/closed areas. Many of our backcountry areas have important cultural sites and naturally sensitive areas that could be severely impacted simply by walking through them. By avoiding these areas, you are helping us keep our natural landscape healthy.
  • You are responsible for your own safety. Be cautious when engaging in activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Please keep your dog on a leash. Limit conflicts with wildlife and be ‘Bear Aware’.

 

Visitor Centres

  • Only send in one person from your group
  • There will be a limited number of guests allowed in the Visitor Centre at one time
  • Please use the hand sanitizer provided

 

Please visit BC Parks for the most up-to-date information. For a list of trails in Pemberton please visit the Pemberton Visitor Centre.

 

For a list of businesses that are Currently Open, please download the FREE Tourism Pemberton App.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR RESPECTING OUR HOME, PLEASE ENJOY YOUR VISIT!