along the way to purchase fresh produce or grab a snack made from local
In 2013, Pemberton welcomed the addition of an outdoor skatepark,
which has proven immensely popular with the local youth. Two years
later, construction was completed on a competition-level BMX racing
track, where Pemberton BMX hosts regular races for kids and adults
from the Sea to Sky Corridor and beyond.
Numerous backcountry cabins exist in the surrounding mountains for
overnight excursions, and nearby attractions like One Mile Lake and
Nairn Falls offer short hikes with great scenery and easy access. The
backcountry surrounding Pemberton is full of rivers and lakes, many of
which offer great fishing for trout or salmon. Guided tours hosted by
long-time locals are available.
The skies above Pemberton offer adventure as well. Pemberton has
its own airport offering helicopter tours, skydiving and flights to Big
Sky Golf Club’s 19th hole, which overlooks the course from its unique
location atop Mount Currie. Paragliding is also a popular activity, so it’s
quite common to see local fliers in the air. Enjoy spectacular views of the
Pemberton Valley while flying tandem with a certified instructor.
The short drive from Whistler to Pemberton is a must-do for anyone
visiting the area. For the complete Pemberton summer experience, do as
the locals do: swim in a lake; eat some delicious local produce; and take
to the trails! Like Whistler, most of Pemberton’s residents came from
elsewhere and simply couldn’t leave. Come see “Spud Valley” for yourself,
and you’ll be sure to understand why.
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