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Natural Sites, Parks & Wildlife

Pemberton is surrounded by a number of awe-inspiring parks all within a short walking and/or driving distance from the Village of Pemberton.

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Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park

Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park’s 9,755 hectares (24,105 acres) 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.

Day visitors welcome and overnight campsites available.

a large body of water with a mountain in the background

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.

a tree with a mountain in the background

Nairn Falls Provincial Park

Nairn 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.

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One Mile Lake

One Mile Lake is a popular destination year round for locals and visitors alike. The One Mile Lake Loop Trail is an easy loop around the lake that is wheelchair accessible. There is a small beach area along with floating docs as well as a doggy beach.

Come for a picnic, paddle or swim or check out the many hiking trails around the lake.

Washroom facilities are also available.


Hot Springs

The Pemberton area is very active geologically and it is best to check with Forest Services to make certain of site access before heading out to hot springs in the district.

Sloquet Hot Springs

A wonderful, naturally formed hot spring located in the traditional territory of the Xa’xtsa First Nations who have been usign tehhot springs for many generations  and still to this day perform spiritual and cleansing ceremonies here. The springs are located about 2 hours drive from Pemberton within a BC Recreation site nestled in a valley with the beautiful Sloquet Creek running along the southern boundary. Accessed via the InSHUCKch Forest Service Road.

Skookumchuck / Tsek Hot Springs

Skookumchuck Hot Springs, tub style pools, are loated 1.5 hours north of Pemberton along the edge of the huge Lillooet River. The name Skookumchuck means ‘strong water’ in the language of the Chinook people of the Pacific Northwest. Accessed via the InSHUCKch Forest Service Road.

Keyhole Hot Springs – CLOSED!

One of the most popular hikes in the Pemberton area is Keyhole Hot Springs. This amazing natural hot springs is located up the Pemberton Meadows, deep down the Meager Creek Forestry Road. A newly renovated trail has been installed in the area, allowing you to complete the hike one way in about 35 minutes. Driving time from Pemberton to the hot springs 1 hour 15 minutes – one way!

Once you arrive at the hot springs you are greeted by three intimate tubs located along the Lillooet Lake River. Due to the popularity of the location plan to arrive early or go mid week in order to secure tubing time.

a large waterfall and a pool of water

Sloquet Hot Springs

a wooden bench sitting next to a waterfall

Tsek Hot Springs