Pemberton (British Columbia)

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Pemberton (British Columbia)

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Pemberton is a village in the province of British Columbia.

Matier Glacier and Joffre Lake near Pemberton

Get in

Pemberton is located 158km north of Vancouver along Highway 99.

Get around

<get around Served by Greyhound & BC Transit out of Whistler. Pemberton Taxi service runs a Valley Commuter Service to Mount Currie that meets up with the buses: phone="+1 604 894-1111" No Rail service any more - the Rocky Mountaineer just passes through. Charter planes & helicopter service to local airport. Sea Planes & Helicopters also service nearby Whistler. 27 miles of Free Trails for X-country skining biking, walking, or riding a horse. <get around>/


  • 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)


  • 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. Alsway 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 [7] tel. 1.800.390.4653 — A par 72 course with full service club house.
  • BigSky: Pemberton Golf [8] 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: [email protected]


  • 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, [2]. Silvhorn Automotive service and repair including electrical problems and diagnostic maintenance. (Latitude, Longitude 50.316243,-122.8017)


  • North Arm Farm, 1888 Hwy 99 (5 km east of the McDonalds & PetroCanada gas station), +1 604 894-5379, [3]. 9AM-6PM daily. Local farm with a produce shop and bakery. They sell their own organic produce and produce and cheese from other B.C. farms. There is also a lunch menu with homemade sandwiches. 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, [4]. 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)



  • Pemberton Gateway Village Suites Hotel (Gateway Hotel), 7330 Arbutus Street (Turn off Hwy99 at Red Clock Tower at 1st Light by PetroCan), 604) 894 8888, [5]. 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 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, [6]. 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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