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.
Nothing caps off a summer day like a
cold drink, so it’s hardly surprising that
Pemberton is now home to two craft
breweries. Located just east of town,
Pemberton Brewing Co. offers a variety
of beer styles, with seating inside the
brewery and on their outdoor patio. In the
Pemberton Meadows, The Beer Farmers’
barn-turned-taphouse presents an idyllic
setting on the brewer’s own family farm. If
you prefer spirits, the Pemberton Distillery
sells products on-site and offers distillery
tours to showcase how they turn Pemberton
potatoes into spirits and liqueurs.
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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