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Why are More People Moving to Pemberton

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More and more we are noticing an influx of people interested in moving to Pemberton. With low housing inventory in Whistler and rising prices, Pemberton is gaining attention from those looking to settle down.

Find out what all the hype is about:

  1. It’s More Affordable

As housing costs continue to be on the rise, many Vancouverites are looking for a more affordable alternative. Not surprisingly, Pemberton is becoming more than a mere hiking and camping destination; it’s becoming the place where mountain enthusiasts and outdoor lovers want to live. Pemberton offers a range of housing at more affordable prices than you might find in neighbouring cities like Vancouver.

  1. Whistler and Vancouver Aren’t Far

Pemberton is just a 20-minute drive north of Whistler and a scenic 158km from Vancouver, meaning you’re never too far away from a major city! Although Pemberton has a lot to offer, sometimes you need to visit Vancouver’s downtown core for some shopping or want to hit the slopes at Whistler. Living in Pemberton makes these trips easy, while allowing residents to spend most of their time outside of these busy cities.

  1. It’s Quieter Than Whistler

The hustle and bustle of the city may be nice to visit, but at the end of the day Pemberton is ideal for families, retirees, and young couples looking for a quieter environment. Although tourists may come and go, there won’t be nearly as many in Pemberton as in Whistler or Vancouver. This authentic mountain town will never fail to wow you with its scenic mountain views and lush forest.

  1. You’ll never be bored

Pemberton has an abundance of events and activities to participate in. Pick up dinner at Pemberton’s Farmer’s Market, which takes over the Pemberton Community Barn every Friday between May and October.

The Pemberton Valley is a mecca for outdoor recreation. If you’re looking for something that gets you off the couch, be sure to check out the best hikes in Pemberton. Winding forest trails a few minutes from your backyard will seem to take you to another world. Pemberton Valley also hosts two golf courses, mountain biking trails, an airport which provides helicopter access for adventures such as heli-skiing, heli-touring, gliding, and much more! Pemberton also provides a variety of shopping and quality dining experiences.

  1. Community spirit

Pemberton is home to some of the friendliest people in BC, who host community events sure to make you feel right at home. The Sea to Sky Community Services Society is a registered charity striving to enhance the quality of life in Pemberton communities by providing support services to individuals and families in the Sea to Sky corridor. They provide a variety of services to build knowledge and skills around parenting, conflict management, and more.

  1. Raise a family/settle down

Vibrant, diverse, picturesque, and infused with a strong sense of community spirit, the Pemberton region is an ideal place to raise a family. From Pemberton daycare, to preschool, to primary school, Pemberton has solutions for permanent care or a temporary childcare services.

Pemberton is also home to top-notch schools and clubs for kids of all ages. In addition, Vancouver Coastal Health is dedicated to supporting optimum health for mothers, babies, children and youth in Pemberton. They offer services and support for families, including maternity, special care nursery and paediatric services based at the hospitals, as well as a variety of community-based programs. Pemberton has all the resources parents need, plus your family will grow up with a special appreciation of the outdoors!