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* '''Rail:''' '''No Direct Rail service'''any more - the Rocky Mountaineer just passes through.
 
* '''Rail:''' '''No Direct Rail service'''any more - the Rocky Mountaineer just passes through.
 
* '''Whistler Mountaineer''' runs [[Vancouver]] - [[Whistler]] Creekside.
 
* '''Whistler Mountaineer''' runs [[Vancouver]] - [[Whistler]] Creekside.
* '''Lillooeet - Salath - Seaton Portage''' Daily 2 car self propelled passanger train provides limited service to Penderossa Ranch just North of D'Arcy & can be chartered to extend the Ponderrosa run to D'Arcy - 45min North of Pemberton at the head of Anderson Lake.
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* '''Lillooeet - Salath - Seaton Portage''' The 2 car self propelled passanger train povides besides daily 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.
  
 
* '''Charter planes & helicopter service''' to local airport.
 
* '''Charter planes & helicopter service''' to local airport.

Revision as of 19:38, 28 January 2013

Pemberton is a village in the province of British Columbia.

Matier Glacier and Joffre Lake near Pemberton

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Get in

Pemberton is located 158km north of Vancouver & just 32 km past Whistler along Highway 99 or the Sea to Sky Highway.

Get around

  • 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 Pemberton (British Columbia) $8- $13.
  • Pemberton Taxi service runs a Valley Commuter Service to Mount Currie that meets up with the buses: tel 604 894-1111.
  • Rail: No Direct Rail serviceany more - the Rocky Mountaineer just passes through.
  • Whistler Mountaineer runs Vancouver - Whistler Creekside.
  • Lillooeet - Salath - Seaton Portage The 2 car self propelled passanger train povides besides daily 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.
  • Charter planes & helicopter service to local airport.
  • Sea Planes & Helicopters also land at both nearby Whistler's Green Lake & Heliport. See Whistler for details about connections Bus/Air via Whistler, Vancouver, or Seattle.
  • 27 miles of Free Trails for X-country skiing, biking, walking, or riding a horse in the Valley alone.

See

  • Tourism Pemberton, Pemberton, British Columbia (20 minutes north of Whistler, BC on Hwy 99), 604-894-6175, [1]. Official website for Tourism Pemberton with business listings, events, news and travel advice. (50.321135,-122.799897)

Do

  • Hike - Pemberton has some of BC's finest hiking and back country camping opportunities
  • Joffre Lakes 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 toghether offering exceptional skiing equal to Charmonie, with slopes orientated to all the compass points. You can almost always find a face with perfect snow. Popular for Snowshoeing too.

  • 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 Golf [2] tel. 1.800.390.4653 — A par 72 course with full service club house.
  • BigSky: Pemberton Golf [3] tel. 1.800.668.7900 — Big Sky Golf and Country Club 1690 Airport Road, Pemberton, British Columbia V0N 2L3. ph: 604.894.6106. fax: 604.894.5545. e-mail: info@bigskygolf.com

Buy

  • 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.
  • Silvhorn Automotive, #71 7370 Highway 99 (Hwy 99 at the entrance to Pemberton Village), 604-894-5556, [4]. Silvhorn Automotive service and repair including electrical problems and diagnostic maintenance. (Latitude, Longitude 50.316243,-122.8017)
  • 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, [5]. on call 24/7. Dave Banka owner / operator is the guy to call for a reasonable priced professional tow. $$ Moderate. (50.312099,-122.729260‎)


Eat

  • North Arm Farm (Northarm Farm), 1888 Hwy 99 (5 km east of the McDonalds & PetroCanada gas station), +1 604 894-5379, [6]. 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 Feilds & (Whistler) Cornicopia. Coffee $2.15, sandwiches $6-$10, baked goods $2-$5.
  • 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, frontage on Portage Rd), 604-384-3842, [7]. 11-9ish Tue-Sun. Not Fast Food - Fast Slow Food: Brunch, Lunch & Dinner. Independantly owned & operated not part of a chain or run by the Hotel. Offering local Natural Beef & Potatoes from the Valley. BC 100 Mile inspired cuisine: Buns from the bakery across the street, Ocean Wise Tuna caught just off the Coast, BC Cheeses & Veg'. $$ Moderate. (50.317713,-122.798522)

Drink

Sleep

  • 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, [8]. checkin: 3:30; checkout: 10:00. Toll Free 1 877 894 5929. Tweet: @PemGateway. Pet-Friendly hotel: nightly, weekly, or long-term. Mountain views. All 22 suites have kitchens. Free secure underground parking: a safe place for your vehicle at night or your sled / snowmobile, bikes, ATV's, & trailers. Free bike / Ski lockers & Free WiFi. Per night, +tax, from $99. (50° 19' 4.6915,-122° 47' 54.8019)
  • 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, [9]. 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. Reasonably priced and perfect for families, couples and business guests alike. (50.315082,-122.79283)

Get out


Routes through Pemberton
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