Three Walking Adventures in Pemberton
Whether you are a local or visitor to Pemberton, the many hiking and walking trails of the area are a fantastic way to pass a spring or summer day. The enormous array of trails are great for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy, and some of the best walking trails are right in the centre of Pemberton! While Whistler has a nice trail system of its own, heading out to Pemberton will provide you with an environment that is quiet, adventurous, and closer to nature while still providing you with the comfort of staying in the town limits.
One Mile Lake
Right in the middle of Pemberton is one of the easier walks the area has to offer. Fully constructed and wheelchair accessible, the boardwalk circles picturesque One Mile Lake. The beach front offers an area for children to play, and the Pemberton Canoe Association boathouse has rental boats to enjoy after your walk. Be sure to also stop by the newly built One Mile Lake Nature Centre and experience the "important components of British Columbia natural history with a particular emphasis on cultural heritage." If you are feeling like heading out a further, there is a connector trail that will lead you through the woods over to Nairn Falls Provincial Park.
Part of the Nairn Falls Provincial Park, the short-yet slightly more difficult-Nairn Falls trail leads you for 1.5km from the campground sites up to the middle of the cascading falls. When you arrive at the falls, there are several viewing points to where you can gaze on the different locations of the falls. Although not particularly tall, the falls are a prime example of the sheer power of water as it has carved through layers upon layers of solid rock.
A sort of "local secret" is the Bathtub trail, named so for the very odd bathtub found halfway through the trail. Located along the shore of the Lillooet River, the trail weaves in and out of the trees and sunlight. Stop on the banks of the river along the way and see the rushing waters flow passed. It is a very fun walk through the woods, but beware that walkers and bikers alike share the trail, so keep an eye out and be safe!
Pemberton offers an incredible amount of trails for all skill levels of walkers and bikers. These trails are (for the most part) built and maintained by the Pemberton Valley Trails Association. They offer news, updates, and resources for you to peruse before you head out. When you leave for your adventure, remember to bring some maps of the area!
Looking for accommodation for your next Pemberton adventure?
The Pemberton Valley Lodge is located just minutes away from the all three walking adventures noted above.
Located directly off highway 99 in the Village of Pemberton we truly are a great place to begin any adventure you are planning in the Pemberton area. And our local staff are welcome to share their inside knowledge of all things in 'Pembie".
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2012