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Pemberton BC - Activities and Things to Do

Pemberton BC is your GATEWAY TO ADVENTURE.

If you love outdoor adventure and the backcountry then you'll love Pemberton and District. World-class jet boating, paragliding, horseback riding, golf, canoeing, kayaking, ATV tours, mountain biking, snowmobiling, camping, and fishing are just some of the adventures that await you! Our airport offers plane, gliding, and helicopter access.

Golfing Activities: big sky golfBig Sky course, In one of the most awe-inspiring and dramatic natural settings anywhere, the Big Sky Golf and Country Club has become everything any golfer could hope for. Just 25-minutes north of Whistler you will find the Big Sky Golf and Country Club. Bordered by an emerald Green River, seven lakes and various little meandering creeks, a day spent at Big Sky is a day that will long be remembered.

Pemberton Valley Golf & Country Club, Pemberton Valley plays to 6,407 yards from the back tees - 5,972 from the whites and 5,211 from the reds - and to a solid slope of 123 and 70.6 rating. The par-5s require length and accuracy off the tees, number 16 is a healthy 517 yards. All of the par 3s provide a challenge even for low handicap golfers. From the blue tees, hole number 6 stretches a full 238 yards and number 17 measures over 200 yards as well. But the par-4s really capture golfers' attention. Ranging from just under 300 yards to 425 yards, they demand course management and precise shot making. and the 287-yard eighth hole offers the truly unique challenge of firing at an island green on a par 4. Pemberton Valley is true to its roots. It is a fine course created for everyone to enjoy.

Park and Leisure:

nairn-fallsNairn Falls Provincial Park Just 20 minutes north of Whistler is Nairn Falls Park. This park provides a good base camp for exploring Whistler, the Pemberton Valley or nearby Garibaldi Provincial Park. It is an excellent overnight stop before continuing onto the Duffey Lake Road or points north or south. The falls are 60 m high and a 1.5 km hiking trail will take you to the viewpoint. Park Size: 170 hectares, Outside the park, One Mile Lake is 2km north on Highway 99. This is a popular area for swimming and picnicking. There are no lifeguards at this lake. The Sani Station is located 2 km north across from the "Petro Can" gas station. Other activities in the Pemberton area might include horseback riding, river rafting or mountain biking.

Birkenhead Provincial Park - birkenhead Lake Provincial Park was first established in 1963 to provide lakeside camping and other recreation experiences for travellers between Whistler and Lillooet. The park was expanded in 1996 from 3,642 hectares to 9,755 hectares, adding significant conservation values of the Sockeye Creek watershed. The park protects important habitat for a variety of wildlife, including spotted owls, mountain goats, black bears and grizzly bears. Old growth forests, subalpine and alpine environments, large and small lakes all contribute to the park's diversity. Park Size: 9755 hectares.

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park - Steeply rising from Lower Joffre Lake, the glacier-laden peaks are visible from an easily accessible viewpoint 500 metres from the parking lot. If you carry on, the trail becomes a rough, rocky and steep hike through the Coast Mountain range. Evidence of the park’s glacial history can be found in the U-shaped valleys, glacial silts and lateral moraines. This magnificent area of jagged peaks, icefields, cold rushing streams and turquoise blue lakes was established as a recreation area in 1988 and became a Class A park in 1996. A highlight of the park is the turquoise blue waters of Lower, Middle and Upper Joffre lakes, all three of which are located along the trail, and each more stunning than the last. Their striking, saturated blue colour is caused by “rockflour” - or glacial silt - that is suspended in the water and reflects green and blue wavelengths of sunlight. Joffre Lakes Provincial Park has opportunities for hiking, camping, mountaineering, wildlife viewing, and fishing. Park Size: 1,460 hectares

Shopping: Pemberton and District's shopping supplies everything you need. From hardware; pharmacy; gifts; supermarket and grocery; postal, office, cellular and computer services; recreation and sporting goods; real estate and financial services; nursery; therapeutic massage, chiropractic and other health services; and much more.



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