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Top 10 Things to do in Pemberton

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Located just 30 minutes north of Whistler, Pemberton is a beautiful, authentic mountain town with incredible landscape and a warm community.

It is the perfect place for those seeking a certain way of life, combining the outdoors and adventure, with serenity and scenery. For those new to the area we asked our Realtors for their favourite things to do, here’s what they said:

  1. Joffre Lakes

Joffre Lakes is very much “postcard Canada” – the three stunning lakes are as beautiful as any you are likely to see. They are accessed by a relatively straightforward trail, taking you up the mountain. This hike is one of the most popular in Pemberton and once you go it is easy to see why!

  1. Pick-Your-Own

Pemberton is known for its arable farmland and many local, organic farms offering u-pick. Possibly the most famous is North Arm Farm where you can go to find strawberries, blueberries and much more! You can also get your hands on pumpkins come Halloween!

  1. Farmers’ Market

The Pemberton Farmers’ Market runs from May to October and is the perfect place to find arts, crafts, and all the local produce you can get your hands on! Find it rain or shine underneath the barn in downtown Pemberton.

  1. Nairn Falls

Nairn Falls is located along the highway just before you reach the village and the trail winds its way up towards the falls, following the Green River. The falls themselves surround you in a number of beautiful cascades and it all makes for a great, easy hike.

  1. Mountain Biking

While Whistler and nearby Squamish are famous for their mountain biking, you may not know that Pemberton also has its own incredible trail network. There are routes for all abilities and the town even hosts a local race – The Nimby Fifty.

  1. Fishing

Pemberton has some great fishing spots and Pemberton Fish Finder has some great local guides who can show you the best spots. Check out our full article to get more information on fishing in Pemberton.

  1. Horseriding

There are a large number of horse farms located in Pemberton, and many offer horseback tours of the local area. It is a great way to get outside and explore, especially if you love horses!

  1. Golf

Pemberton is home to two beautiful golf courses – The Meadows and Big Sky. Both courses see you play under the impressive backdrop of Mount Currie. For more information on golf in Pemberton, check out our full article.

  1. Backcountry exploring

When the snow falls and everyone heads to Whistler to enjoy the mountains, savvy locals head into the Pemberton backcountry to ski, board and sled. There are some truly incredible spots, but remember to follow all safety procedures if heading out.

  1. Camping

What better way to explore the area and get out in nature than camping in the Pemberton wilderness. There are so many locations to explore! You can find out more about camping in Pemberton HERE.