Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada Community

Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada

View from the road along Hwy 99.

View from the road along Hwy 99

Stawamus Chief near Squamish.

Stawamus Chief near Squamish

Highway 99 to Whistler and Nairn Falls.

Hwy 99 to Whistler and Nairn Falls

Motorcyclist on scenic Highway 99.

Motorcyclist on scenic Highway 99

Getting There

It's about 3 hours drive from the US border to Pemberton in the summer. In the winter, forget it on a bike! Take the Truck Crossing at Blaine border, and follow the signs to Whistler to avoid downtown Vancouver. Otherwise, just stay on Highway 99 all the way through Vancouver past Whistler to Pemberton. Detailed directions from Blaine, WA, with a map, can be found at this link on

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If you're coming from further east or the north, you can come through Lytton on Highway 12, then take Highway 99 south to Pemberton. This is a fabulous ride. The riding in the whole area is great too.

Thomas Postrach, Pemberton Community, trail riding in Pemberton

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Other Accommodation Possibilities

If folks don't want to camp, Pemberton is only 3 km away, and it has quite a few accommodation possibilities. We would suggest booking soon, though.

Pemberton, BC with Mount Currie in background.

Pemberton, BC with Mount Currie in background

The Pemberton Hotel - "A relaxed character hotel situated in the beautiful Pemberton Valley.

  • Restaurant and dining rooms open from 5:30 am to 10:00 pm.
  • Colour and cable T.V.
  • Telephone
  • Bath and shower
  • Spectacular mountain views.

There are also a number of Bed & Breakfasts in the area:

Dovetail Lodge B&B - "Come and relax at our gracious country log home, located on 10 beautiful acres with the best views in the Pemberton Valley. Three delightful rooms are available - all with queen-size beds and cozy duvets, and as of the autumn of 2001, we are proud to introduce our Ranchero Suite. This suite can accommodate up to eight persons and is ideal for larger families or couples traveling together.

We have a very cozy lounge where you may curl up in front of a crackling fire and read, write a letter, enjoy a variety of music or watch TV. Wake up refreshed to the aroma of your breakfast being cooked and then served on family heirlooms." Rates range from Canadian $79 to $119 (for the Ranchero Suite).

Pemberton Creekside B&B - "Three comfortable guest bedrooms including queen with ensuite and double and twin rooms with shared bathroom. Guest lounge with wood burning fireplace, peaceful garden and sundeck. TV & VCR with video library. Hearty breakfasts with home baking." Rates until mid-June are Canadian $69-79.

Bed and Breakfast Listing

and a bit more upscale...

The Pemberton Valley Vineyard Inn - "The Inn's three large guest suites each have a separate entrance, deck and fireplace. All rooms offer superb view. Guests can enjoy mountain vistas and stargazing from the secluded hottub. Choose from a continental breakfast served in your room, or a country breakfast with fresh farm eggs, served in the Inn's cozy dining area. Gourmet dinners featuring organic vegetables from the Inn's garden will be prepared on request.

While staying at the Inn, you will be serenaded by crickets. The sheep graze in the front field, while the chickens roost in the back. Dog lovers will have the opportunity to meet the resident brown labradors, "Scarlet" and "Barkley". Rates range from Canadian $109 - 129.

Information about the area

BC Parks information page - Nairn Falls - Covers basic park info, location, facilities.

"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.

Outside the park, One Mile Lake is 2km north on Highway 99. This is a popular area for swimming and picnicing. 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."

BC - "Nairn Falls is not to be missed. The waterfall that this park draws it's name from plummets over 50 metres into the valley below. Cast a fly line into nearby rivers or hike through the conifers of a B.C. forest." is the Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce site, and has a fair number of links to activities in the area, as well as a map of Pemberton itself. "Nestled under majestic Mount Currie is the growing village of Pemberton. Pemberton hosts a wide variety of recreation activities including snowmobiling, horseback riding, skiing, golfing, hiking, rafting, jet boating, and gliding."

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