Pemberton is located 158km north of Vancouver & just 32 km past Whistler - Wikitravel January 2014 Destination - along Highway 99 or Sea to Sky Highway, Route 99 & through Pemberton Valley AKA Portage Road. One may have to try all 4 names depending on the mapping system, also try imputing abbreviation "Hwy."
Bus:Served by Greyhound Canada 1-800-661-8747 & BC Transit 604.932.4020 http://www.transitbc.com/regions/whi/ out of Whistler. Being that Pemberton is a bedroom community of Whistler it is tied into the Whistler transit system too; fares $4.50. Greyhound Commuter to $8- $13.
Greyhound Canada provides daily bus service connecting Pemberton with Vancouver, via Squamish & Whistler. Bus terminus: pick-up/drop-off in Pemberton at the New Greyhound "Depot", the Husky Gas Station / Pioneer Junction Convenience Store,on Highway 99 at the edge of town. The Greyhound Bus will no longer enter the Village Centre, to its former depot at the old Train Station is now a Bakery.[]
The Pemberton Valley Transit System / WAVE runs a commuter bus between Pemberton & Whistler. There are four trips, with two in the morning and two in the late afternoon/early evening. Bus terminus pick-up/drop-off in Pemberton between AG Grocery & Old Pemberton Hotel. The fare is $4.50 each way (senior and student fare is $4).
The other Main stop is at Hwy 99. Whistler Transit / WAVE drops off & pick up at Pemberton Gateway Village Suites Hotel: Northbound Portage Rd Stop #102834; & across the street at the Petro Can Southbound Portage NS Arbutus Stop #102833 (Eastbound #100)
Pemberton Taxi Service Pemberton Taxi service runs a Valley Commuter Service to Mount Currie, both old & new town sites, that meets up with the Whistler buses: tel 604 894-1111.
Party Bus, Squamish BC, . Roomy 14 passenger charter bus, Sightseeing of Squamish & Whistler, YVR airport service $$. edit
Landsea Tours & Charters (Vancouver Tours), 680 Industrial Ave. Vancouver, BC, V6A 2P3 (Can also book them through many Whistler Hotels), ☎ 604-255-7272 (toll free: 1-877-669-2277, firstname.lastname@example.org), . >Roomy 14 passenger charter bus, Sightseeing of Squamish & Whistler, YVR airport service, transfers within Squamish.$$. edit
Rail: Lillooeet - Salath - Seaton Portage The 2 car passenger train provides, besides daily round trip service, limited service farther south to Penderossa Ranch near D'Arcy & can be chartered to extend the Ponderrosa Run to D'Arcy - 45min North of Pemberton - at the head of Anderson Lake. Expect occasional minor delays by Mountain Goats &/or Big Horn Sheep. They scatter at sight of the CN freight trains on the BCR Line but show no fear of the 2 car self propelled passenger cars.
Whistler Aerodrome (Whistler Airport): YWS (Harbour Air / Whistler Air), 8069 Nicklaus N Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8 (at Nicklaus North on the South end of Green Lake), ☎ 604 932-6615 (toll free: 1 800 665 0212 Canada & US), . $$. (50.15,-122.96667)edit
Tourism Pemberton, Pemberton, British Columbia (20 minutes north of Whistler, BC on Hwy 99), ☎ 604-894-6175, . Open Summer Only. Official website for Tourism Pemberton with business listings, events, news & travel advice. Free. (50.321135,-122.799897)edit
Party Bus, Squamish BC, . Roomy 14 passenger charter bus, Sightseeing of Squamish & Whistler, YVR airport service $$. edit
Landsea Tours & Charters (Vancouver Tours), 680 Industrial Ave. Vancouver, BC, V6A 2P3 (Can also book them through many Whistler Hotels), ☎ 604-255-7272 (toll free: 1-877-669-2277, email@example.com), . Roomy 14 passenger charter bus, Sightseeing of Squamish & Whistler, YVR airport service, transfers within Squamish.$$. edit
Pemberton Taxi Service Pemberton Taxi service charters small buses: tel 604 894-1111.
Keyhole hotsprings (Keyhole, Pebble Creek Hotsprings), Upper Lillooet FSR 42.5 Km (1hr West of Pemberton, on serviceable dirt road, being improved. Lillooet Forest Service Road, AKA Upper Lillooet Forest Service Road), . 24/7. Summer 2014 being built: New trail longer but easier, ~ 1mile / 1.5 km long, new parking at ~ 42.5 Km, new bridge & new improved dirt road. Area up hill of Hotsprings is a designated "Ungulate Area" for Mountain goats...if you must bring a dog keep it leashed - also a good idea because of all the bears around, both black Bears & Grizzlies. Road plowing scheduled for Upper Lillooet Dam (only road not parking area). Recommend 4x4 or large pickup with high clearance.Free & Free Camping. (50.668178,-123.455064)edit
Meager Creek Hot Springs (Meager Creek Hotsprings), Upper South Creek FSR 15 km, 1 km up hill, & 9 km by trail (2 hr drive West of Pemberton on 40 Km on Pemberton Meadows Road (paved), then onto gravel municipal Road & South Creek FSR 24 Km from end of Asphalt, at fork in road take left fork uphill on very rough dirt track (logging road) for about a 1 km, then the new 9 km long trail '''VOC Harrison Hut Trail'''.), . 24/7. Layout: three beautiful volunteer built cascading large pools, with lowest pool beside Meager Creek. You need either 4 wheel drive vehicle or a full size pick-up with good clearance. Winter accessed over the top of the Meager Creek Ice Field (Pemberton Ice Cap) by means of Snowmobile or Cross Country Skis. A new trail opened Summer 2014. It was built & completed August 2014, by Volunteers from U.B.C. Varsity Alma Matter. No dogs allowed in immediate vicinity of pools Keep all dogs leased because of wildlife: Mountain Sheep & Goats , Fox, Coyotes, Wolves, Deer, possible Elk, Moose, Grizzlies & Brown Bears.Warning Expect Wildlife & possible Slide Activity. Long 9 km hike best to over night, but because of slide danger no camping on Valley bottom allowed. Backwoods skills necessary.Free & Free Camping, but not right by Pools.. (50.5757,-123.4594)edit
Adjacent to Upper Lillooet Provincial Park (Official Government Website is out of Date), .
Saint Agnes Well Hotsprings (T'sek Hotsprings, Skookumchuck Hotsprings), In-SHUCK-ch Forest Service Road (1 3/4 hrs to the East of Pemberton just before the town of Skookumchuck (trad.) renamed Skatin is on the In-SHUCK-ch Forest Service Road, In Shuck ch FSR, AKA Lillooet River Road, North. Key words Google Maps: Skookumchuck Hot Springs.Recommend 4x4 or large pickup with high clearance.See Sloquet below for more detailed driving directions), . $10/vehicle, $10/person, kids 10 & under free. If you don't overnight there's no vehicle charge. $7.50 per adult Overnight.. (49.937778,-122.408333)edit
Sloquet Hot Springs (Sloquet Hotsprings), 10 km Sloquet Creek FSR. 24hrs. Free & Free Camping at Trail Head. (49.741081,-122.301382)edit
Accessed from the north via Pemberton & Mount Currie or from the South via FSR/logging roads on the west side of Harrison Lake. The Hotsprings consists of a series of small but excellent hot pools in a wilderness setting. Hot water pours out of the forested side of the bank of Sloquet Creek & flows into 2 intimate 2 person upper pools- tight fit, then into a the larger shallow lower pool. On occasion, the water in the upper pools may be too hot to bathe in. Caution Burning: There is a phenomenon called supernatant liquid. A layer of lighter pure cooler water can float on top of the denser mineral rich hot springs water. Dipping your toe into the top of the 1st pool may deceive you. The water underneath may be hot enough to scold & cause 2nd or 3rd degree burns. Check the temperature below the surface before jumping into 1st pool, by dipping in with a bottle on a lanyard or a pot, not your hand or foot. The 2nd pool farther down the creek is usually the just right temperature. From the North: longer of the 2 routes but can be done with a 2-wheel drive vehicle like a pickup, with good ground clearance, though a 4x4 is strongly recommended. Pemberton through the old village of Mount Currie on Hwy99, take a right turn at the little white Church onto the Duffey Lake Road toward Lillooet - if you see signage for D’Arcy & Seton Portage you have missed the turn off. After ~ 10 km & crossing the bridge over Lillooet River at the delta & head of Lillooet Lake, turn right, take the south gravel fork, with a sign saying "Lillooet Lake Lodge, 12 km" & “ In-SHUCK-ch FSR “ Forest Service Road . If your driving uphill on a paved road you've missed the turnoff. Do not turn at ~ 30 km fork. Do not take the Right forkthat leads overo a bridge at the Tenas Narrows but instead go straight ahead down the left fork. Continue south for another 45 km or so, passing Rogers Creek, Saint Agnes Wells, Hotspring the village of Stikin formerly Skookumchuck with its distinctive wood gothic church, Gowan Creek, Livingston Creek, Frank Creek, & Whiskey Lake to reach the Port Douglas fork. Take the right fork. Lelachen Bridge : ~ 4 km (49:47:19-122:13:19) over the Lillooet River to its west side. A few hundred meters past the bridge you'll reach a weird four-way intersection. Take the left fork, continuing along the Lillooet River. Sloquet Creek Bridge: Continue South on Lillooet River Road ~ 4 km to a fork just before the Sloquet Creek bridge (49:45:29-122:13:56), leave the main logging road by turning right onto a spur road that heads west. After just 50 m, you'll reach another fork. Take the left fork and follow this road for 10 km to a parking spot (49:43:54-122:19:37). Lots of room for parking & camping. Past the camp site & parking the road is pedestrian only & blocked by 2 big boulders. The hot springs is a steep downhill 400 m hike. Take note, that means you need hike back up & out almost ½ Km uphill after soaking in the Hotsprings. Climb down to the river bed; the hotspring is on your left 49:43:44-122:19:32 From the South: high clearance 4-wheel drive only, because rough sections of road especially last 20 km towards Port Douglas from Harrison Hotsprings. They are currently working on the Road as of Spring Summer 2015, but the work stopped Summer 2015, because of the Harrison Forest Fire. These last 20 km were neglected for the last 20 years since the closing of the Sawmill at Port Douglas. From Vancouver take the Lougheed Highway via Mission & Agassiz near Harrison Mills, head north on the Morris Valley FSR (logging road). Stay right past the 1st few major forks to reach the main Harrison West FSR which all along Harrison Lake, then past the end of the lake to just past the Sloquet Creek bridge. From here use the directions above from the North">
Hike - Pemberton has some of BC's finest hiking and back country camping opportunities - 200km. of free trails.
Backcountry Skiing (Skins, Telemarking, X-country Nordic Skiing), Pemberton Valley & Valley Trails, . In Winter Airport Webcam -East End of Valley- shows snow conditions similar to West End of Valley because of same shadowing.Free. edit
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park (Joffre Lakes), (45min -1hr North of Pemberton), . A moderate hike past three pristine turquoise lakes feed by Matier Glacier. To the 1st Lake; about 45min ea way in Summer. Its a full day to the 3rd top lake & back. 7 mountain peaks clustered together offering exceptional skiing equal to Charmonie on the Swiss French Border, with slopes orientated to all the compass points. You can almost always find a face with perfect snow. Popular for Snowshoeing too.edit
Cerise Creek & Cabin short hike through forest in the Joffre Group of Peaks. 1 hr drive north from Pemberton along the Duffy Lake Road. Elevation of hike is only 300 m./yrds as the trail head starts near the Roads summit.
Cerise Cabin AKA "Keith's Hut", officially the Keith Flavelle Hut Memorial cabin is near the headwaters of Cerise Creek - French for cherry- fed by the Anniversary Glacier. Keith Flavelle was a very experienced climber & BC mountaineering community pioneer. He was killed on an expedition to Mount Logan, his family & friends built the hut in his memory.
There is no formal fee structure, but if you are staying at the hut, please contribute to upkeep & repairs (use the dropbox or mail a cheque), especially if you use firewood (this is transported in by helicopter). Try to bring in some of your own & pick up wind fall debris while hiking as kindling.
Every Sept a work party organized by the family ventures up to the hut to perform repairs and maintenance - watch the VOC , UBC Varsity Outdoor Club, message board for announcements.
Views from the hut: Joffre Peak, Mount Matier & Vantage Peak. At the pass between Mount Matier & Vantage Peak one can see Mount Hartzell, Mount Howard, Twin One Glacier & far off to the south Snowspider Mountain. Great fun all year round. Be prepared for snow till July. Be prepared for a freak snow storm even last week of Aug. Always dress in layers. Weather changes really fast.
Climbing - surrounded by the Coastal Mountains, Pemberton has many opportunities for rock climbing, bouldering,ice climbing, and mountaineering. While not as popular as Squamish, there are several climbing areas located within a short drive of the village. Detailed listings can be found in any of the area's climbing guide books.
Pemberton Beach artificial man made beach of clean white sand, at man made lake ^ One Mile Lake Village park in Town. Paddle boards for hire SUP, wooden boardwalk,hiking trails, picknick area, & site of local champion dragonboaters. A short walk through the woods from both modern Hotels. No dogs allowed in water - dog beach at other side of lake. ^ Altered from Boreal Arboreal Marsh with increased water flow & depth.
Pemberton Beach of clean white sand naturally accumulated in river bend of Highway 99 , Sea to Sky Highway bridge over Green River South of the Town & North of the Town of Whistler - a village in British Columbia. Adjacent to the Green River Motocross Track.
Pemberton Meadows: (Meadows Golf), 1730 Airport Rd (10 min.s East just before Pemberton Airport.), ☎ tel. 1.800.390.4653 (toll-free) (firstname.lastname@example.org), . par 72 course with full service club house,Golf Shop,and Black Squirrel Restaurant.$$ Moderate. edit Map:
Big Sky Golf (Big Sky), 1690 Airport Road (10 min.s East just before Pemberton Airport.), ☎ tel. 604-894-6106) (email@example.com, fax: 604-894-5545), . Country Club with Fescues Restaurant.$$ Moderate. edit
Be Natural, herbal apothecary and foods, 108, 7433 Frontier Street (In the AG Foods strip mall), ☎ 604-894-8884. A health food store offering vitamin supplements, herbal blends, homeopathics, essential oils, personal care, bulk herbs and foods, healthy snacks, and specialty and organic groceries. Private health consults available by a trained Clinical Herbalist with knowledge in herbs, vitamins, nutrition, Bach Flowers, Reiki, and Reconnective Healing. edit
Silvhorn Automotive, #71 7370 Highway 99 (Hwy 99 at the entrance to Pemberton Village), ☎ 604-894-5556, . Silvhorn Automotive service and repair including electrical problems and diagnostic maintenance.(Latitude, Longitude 50.316243,-122.8017)edit
Closed:Pemberton Towing Ltd (Pemberton Towing), 1931 Carpenter Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0 (East of Pemberton Village in the Pemberton Industrial Park by Mount Currie), ☎ (604) 894-0024, . on call 24/7. Calls redirected too Payless. $$ Moderate. (50.312099,-122.729260)edit
North Arm Farm (Northarm Farm), 1888 Hwy 99 (5 km east of the McDonalds, Red Clock Tower & PetroCanada gas station & Petro station), ☎ +1 604 894-5379, . 9AM-6PM daily. Local farm with a produce shop and bakery.Pick your own berries in season See the Farm animals. They sell their own organic produce and produce and cheese from other B.C. farms. There is also a lunch menu with homemade sandwiches. Hosting Special events like Feast of the Fields & (Whistler) Cornucopia. Coffee $2.15, sandwiches $6-$10, baked goods $2-$5. edit
Mile One Eating House (Mile One), 107 - 7330 Arbutus Street (Under the Clock Tower at the 1st Building at, 1st Traffic Light, junction Hwy99 Across from PetroCan at the Gateway Building under the Pemberton Gateway Village Suites Hotel, frontage on Portage Rd), ☎ 604-384-3842, . 11am-9pm 'ish Tue-Sun. Not Fast Food - Fast Slow Food: Brunch, Lunch & Dinner. Now serving waffles Sat & Sun at 11am:) Independently owned & operated not part of a chain or run by the Hotel. Offering Burgers made of local Natural Beef & own Buns Bake on site at the New Market at Mile One, Potatoes from the Valley. BC 100 Mile inspired cuisine: Ocean Wise Tuna caught just off the BC Coast, [] BC Cheeses & Veg'. Sit outside, covered in all weather south facing deck & open air deck under Mt Currie...at the Pemberton Gateway Suites Hotel Building []. Serving 2-3 doz bottled North West Craft Beers, Local wine on Tap [], Pemberton Distillery's Organic Gin [] & Organic Shramm's Vodka [. Mile One was Featured on the TV Show "You Gotta Eat Here" on Food Network Canada, [] soon to be on TLC in USA, & Food Network in UK (rebroadcast on Sky Europe & in New Zealand) Asia & India. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 - 2015. Free WiFI Hot Spot. $$ Moderate. (50.317713,-122.798522)edit
The Market at Mile One (The Market), 109 - 7330 Arbutus Street (Under the Clock Tower at the 1st Building at, 1st Traffic Light, junction Hwy99 Across from PetroCan at the Gateway Building under the Pemberton Gateway Village Suites Hotel, frontage onto Hotel deck. Enter via Restaraunt.), ☎ 604-384-3842, . 11am-9pm 'ish Tue-Sun. Hamburger & hotdog Buns Baked daily on site - Brands: local Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef, []local Two Rivers Meat [] Pemberton Potatoes, [] BC Ocean Wise Tuna & Salmon, [] Pemberton Distillery Real Vanilla [] & Elixrs (mixers),[] BC Cheeses: including Little Qualicum Cheeseworks,[] /& BC Veg' $$ Moderate. (50.317713,-122.798522)edit
Back Country Pizza (BackCountry Pizza), 104-1436 Portage Road (Hidden under the Water Tower at Portage Place. Turn Off Hwy 99 at the 1st & only Traffic Light -Landmarks: Red PetroCan Sign & red Clock Tower at Gateway Building head 1 block into town. Kitty Corner / diagonal corner from Pemberton Gateway Village Suites Hotel. Cross Street Arbutus), ☎ (604) 384-1888, . Mon-Sun: aprox' 10:am-10pm. Small south facing terrace. $$ Moderate. edit
BlackBird Bakery (Black Bird Bakery), 7424 Frontier St. (No longer hidden under the Water Tower at Portage Place.Now relocated to the Old Train Station. Turn Off Hwy99 at the 1st & only Traffic Light -Landmarks: Red PetroCan Sign & red Clock Tower at Gateway Building head 4 blocks into town, around Roundabout, over tracks & its there on your left), ☎ (604) 894-6226 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Mon-Sat:6:am-6pm Sun:7am-5pm. Croissants, Cinnamon Buns, Fresh baked breads. Fresh roasted & ground Coffees. Small comfy couch in back. Small south facing terrace. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013. Free WiFI Hot Spot. $$ Moderate. edit
The Wood Restaurant & Lounge (The Wood), 1436 Portage Rd (Hidden under the Water Tower at Portage Place, 2nd Building after 1st Traffic Light, junction Hwy99.Beside PetroCan and Kitty Corner/across from the Gateway Building with the Clock Tower), ☎ (604) 384-0081, . Mon-Fri:4pm–10pm; Sat-Sun:8am–10pm. Great Steaks. Amazing Pastas Sit outside,south & north facing patios.Sit up bar. Local Brunch Favorite the Eggs Benedict. WiFi hot Spot. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013.Free WiFI Hot Spot. $$ Moderate. edit
Mount Currie Coffee Company (Mount Currie Coffee), #2, 7331 Arbutus St (2nd Building after, 1st Traffic Light, junction Hwy99. from the Gateway Building with the Red Clock Tower,turn onto Arbutus St.), ☎ (604) 894-3388 (email@example.com), . 6:30am–6pm. Amazing Coffees. Gelato, Panniis. Sit outside, covered for all weather, south facing. Local Favorite. Free WiFI Hot Spot. $$ Moderate. edit
Schramm Organic Potato Vodka, 1954 Venture Place, Pemberton Business Park, Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0, ☎ +1 604 894-0222 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +1 888 894 3676), . Closed Sun;email for tour. $$$. edit
Pemberton Distilleries' Spirits: Vodka, Gin & Whiskey served at local Pemberton & Whistler Bars & Restaurants. Available for off sales at Pemberton Distillery & often in Pemberton (Wed) & Whistler (Sun) Farmers Markets till Canadian Thanksgiving. Their other Products: Real distilled Vanilla, & Non-Alcoholic Mixers i.e. Ginger & berry. available at Mile One Eating House in the Pemberton Gateway Suites Hotel Building []
Pemberton Gateway Village Suites Hotel (Gateway Hotel), 7330 Arbutus Street (20 min North of Whistler bc. Turn off Hwy99 at Red Clock Tower at 1st Light by PetroCan), ☎ 604) 894 8888, . checkin: 3:30; checkout: 10:00. Toll Free 1 877 894 5929. Twiitter & Instagram : @PemGateway. Pet-Friendly hotel: nightly, weekly, or long-term. Mountain views & balconies. All 22 suites have kitchens. Large flat screen TVs, Free underground parking: a safe place for your vehicle at night or your sled / snowmobile, bikes, ATV's, & trailers. Free bike / Ski lockers. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 & 2014 Free WiFi. Moderate prices. Perfect for families, couples & business travelers.Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 & 2014. Per night, +tax, from $99. (50° 19' 4.6915,-122° 47' 54.8019)edit
Pemberton Valley Lodge (Pemberton Valley Lodge Hotel), 1490 Portage Road (From Vancouver, go north on HWY 99, past Whistler to Pemberton, turn right at Harrow Rd.), ☎ 1.877.894.2800, . All-suite Pemberton hotel with a contemporary, lodge style atmosphere. Soak away in the outdoor hot tub with 360 degree mountain views surrounding the property.Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013. Reasonably priced and perfect for families, couples and business guests alike.(50.315082,-122.79283)edit