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Pemberton Winterfest is back! Join the community by celebrating Winterfest and taking part in a number of local activities over the three day event. The event takes place from January 18 - 20 throughout Pemberton.

Try snow golf, graffiti coloring, snow soccer, shinny hockey, curling or take part in the polar bear plunge and much much more. Local residents and tourists alike are all welcome to come join in on the fun. Tons of the events are FREE of charge so come enjoy some small town fun at Winterfest.

Check out the Pemberton Winterfest itinerary below.

Day One - Friday, January 18

Dance Night

Come dance the night away at the Pemberton Legion on Friday night. D'ALE & the Coolers kick off the festivities beginning at 8PM. Tickets are available in advance or at the door of the Legion for only $10.

Day Two - Saturday, January 19

One Mile Lake is the venue for day two of Winterfest. Join us for a day of ice skating and on ice-movies later on in the night. At 5PM dinner will be dished out on site. After dinner a DJ, fire spinners and fireworks will take place at 8PM. A FREE shuttle will be picking people up and dropping them off every half hour at the Pemberton Community Centre. Park in the Community Centre Parking Lot and catch the shuttle right in front of the Community Centre side entrance.

Day Three - Sunday, January 20

Day Three of Winterfest is full of fun and FREE events all based at One Mile Lake.

Events take place from 11AM to 4PM.

Shinny Hockey

A shinny hockey game will be played from 12PM to 3PM. Sign up by 11:30 and you'll be placed on a team. This event is FREE. Prizes will go to the winning teams.


The Pemberton Lions Club will be running a concession from 10AM - 4PM at the lake. Get you're hands on some delicious chili or hotdogs, or combine them both for a great chili dog. Coffee, muffins and drinks will also be on hand. The concession is a cash only vendor.

Polar Bear Plunge

The marquee event of Winterfest is the daring Polar Bear Plunge. Are you brave enough to jump into the freezing cold lake? The event takes place at 12PM. Everyone who participates in the plunge recieves a toque & FREE hot chocolate.

Skating & Curling

The lake will be cleared off and flooded to accommodate skating and curling through the day. For those without skates, FREE rentals will be available in an assortment of sizes.

Snow Golf, Snow Soccer & Graffiti

All three activities will take place throughout the day as long as there's willing participants. Supplies will be made available for everyone who takes part in the activities. Including FREE paint for snow graffiti.

Ice Fishing

The boys at Spud Valley Sporting Goods will be on hand to lead you in some ice fishing. All the supplies and equipment will be made available thanks to Spud Valley and their staff. This event is FREE to try out.

If you're in town January 18 - 20 don't forget to check out Pemberton's Winterfest. This 3 day celebration will host a number of cool FREE events that everyone in the community and elsewhere can enjoy.

Looking for winter accommodations?

pemberton valley lodge one bedroom suiteThe Pemberton Valley Lodge is located just a 25 minute drive north of Whistler Village. We are just minutes away from town and One Mile Lake where most of the Winterfest festivities will be held.

We offer beautifully appointed guest suites and great amenities. Please contact our friendly staff for more information or to make a reservation.

Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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 1  Only 20 minutes

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