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Winter Fun in Pemberton: 6 Activities you Don’t Want to Miss Out On

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Winter has come early this year in Pemberton and those that love the winter sports and getting cozy by the fire could not be more excited! Below is a list of the must-do winter activities that you do not want to miss out on this year. There are so many activities to choose from during the winter months that you will be wishing it stayed cold even longer!

  1. Winterfest

Winterfest in Pemberton is a celebration of winter activities, the beautiful outdoors and all the community members that partake. This year they are changing up the celebration by bringing in the New Year with a 2 day free event on December 31, 2017 and January 1, 2018, with tons of activities for the whole family!

  1. Backcountry Skiing

There are many incredible areas to explore backcountry skiing in Pemberton, whether it is through a guided tour or on your own. The Joffre Lakes, Marriot Basin, and Cerise Creek are among some of the most popular spots.

  1. Winter Fishing

Winter fishing is a must-do for all visitors and residents alike to have a true Canadian experience! Some of the fish you may catch include Rainbow trout, coastal cutthroat, steelhead and more.

  1. Snowmobiling

Pemberton is the ideal terrain for snowmobiling with tours available through Snowmobile Pemberton or exploring the mountains on your own!

  1. Ice Skating on the Lakes

When there isn’t as much snow on the ground, but you’re still looking for a fun winter activity, try ice skating on one of the many lakes in Pemberton including One Mile Lake and Gates Lake. It’s a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy!

  1. Spud Valley Loppet Nordic Ski Race

This multiple day racing event takes place in February each year, and is a celebration of Nordic winter sports. It is open to various ages to participate or witness as the skiers zoom by on the finely groomed track in the Pemberton and District area.

From festive winter events to skating on the beautiful frozen lakes of Pemberton, be sure to make time for all these amazing activities and celebrate the incredible winter pastimes Pemberton has to offer!