About Pemberton & District
The Village of Pemberton (population 2,369 as of 2011 census) is a spectacular 20-minute drive north of Whistler, accessible directly off Highway 99. The Village, located at the foot of majestic Mount Currie, is the hub for the Pemberton Valley and district. The district includes the Village, the First Nations community of Mount Currie, plus Pemberton Valley, D'Arcy and Birken.
Adventure Begins Here
The area was developed at the turn of the century as a result of forestry and agriculture. The Pemberton Valley lies northwest of the Village and is famous for its seed potatoes. Pemberton and district offer world-class activities and recreation including snowmobiling, horseback riding, skiing, golfing, hiking, rafting, jet boating and gliding. The district also provides a variety of shopping, dining, accommodations and a thriving service and light industrial sector.
Pemberton’s stunning natural setting has set the stage for some big name events such as the formidable IRONMAN® Canada triathlon, the star-studded Pemberton Music Festival and the annual, signature agritourism event, Slow Food Cycle Sunday.
The Pemberton district abounds with natural beauty surrounded by three of the most beautiful Provincial Parks in BC. There is ample opportunity for camping at Birkenhead Lake, Garibaldi, Joffre Lakes and Nairn Falls parks.
Pemberton is easy to reach by road and air. Highway 99 is a well-maintained, major provincial highway. The Village's airport provides access for fixed wing and helicopter traffic. Learn more about Pemberton.