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Pemberton Winterfest 2017 Events & Activities

After a successful Pop-up Winterfest on One Mile Lake last Saturday, we're gearing up for the rest of the festivities this weekend from January 20th to 22nd. Last Saturday, residents and visitors gathered at One Mile Lake to use the ice one last time before the warm weather came. Families and friends came to the lake to participate in a number of outdoor activities including; ice fishing, curling, hockey and ice skating.

Couldn't make it last Saturday? Don't worry, there's plenty more to do this weekend coming up! While the ice probably won't be usable after all this rain we've gotten, there are still a bunch of great things to do for Pemberton's Winterfest.

Winterfest One Mile Bonfire

Bonfire & S'mores

There's some good news, folks! It's supposed to clear up a little bit this weekend and dip below freezing again. Hopefully, that means we can go ahead with our One Mile Lake Bonfire where we'll be making hotdogs and s'mores, provided by Pemberton Valley Supermarket, most of the weekend.

Outdoor Movie Night

Come out to the Pemberton Community Barn on Friday night at 6:30pm to enjoy an outdoor movie -- The Great Muppet Caper. Don't forget to bring your blankets, toques, and some mittens so you can stay cozy! We'll have heat lamps and a few chairs on-hand, but we encourage you to bring a camp chair or two. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided!

Winterfest Outdoor Movie at Barn

Winterfest Adventure Hunt

We're working hard to create the ultimate Winterfest Adventure Hunt - a mobile app based scavenger hunt around Pemberton. The Adventure Hunt will require teams to check in (via GPS), take photos and answer questions at various locations around town. This Saturday, teams are encouraged to dress up and a smartphone required to download the free app. Check-in from 1-2pm, Adventure Hunt from 2-4pm. Presented by Fix Auto.

Kid's Zone & Winter Market 

On Saturday from 1am - 5pm, The Pemberton Community Barn will be transformed into a Kid's Zone -- complete with arts, crafts, face painting, and more. But the barn isn't just for children this Saturday. New to Winterfest this year, the Winter Market will feature a variety of goods and goodies prepared, created and sold by local vendors. The Winter Market will run from 12pm - 4pm at the barn.

Winterfest Family Dance

Family Dance Party

Another event happening on Saturday at the barn! Bring the whole family out to join us from 4:30pm - 7:30pm and rock to the tunes of our DJ...and yes we'll be bringing our massive 4 foot disco ball once again. Last year's disco glow dance party was a hit, so we're rollin' out the lights, dance floor and fun once again! Snacks will be provided.

Much Music Video Dance

Much Music Video Dance Party! Much Music Video Dance Party! Much Music Video Dance Party! There's not much more to say other than -- It's back! This event is open to 13-18 year olds and will be hosted at the Pemberton Community Centre. The dance will take place from 6pm - 10pm with a $10 entry fee. 

Winterfest Toque Logo

Live Music

Dance the night away this Friday at the Pemberton Legion. Whistler-based musicians 'Jon Shrier & The Ones That Made It Happen' are performing live for what promises to be a great night! There will also be a draw to win a Big Sky Golf Package. Show starts at 10pm with doors at 9pm. Entrance by $5 ticket donation. Tickets on sale at AC Gas and the Legion, get them now before it's too late! 

Maybe Jon Shrier isn't your flavour? Well you have options! Check out Northern Ignition at the Prospect Pub on Friday instead. Winners of the 2016 Pemberton Music Festival "Be the Best, Play the Fest' contest, Northern Ignition have since become a local favourite rock band in the Sea to Sky corridor, known for their great tunes and top notch musicianship.The Pub promises a Winterfest drink special and the doors open at 9pm with the show starting at 10pm. Entrance by donation. 

Had so much fun you want to do it again? Well Whistler's ultimate duo, The Hairfarmers, are back in action at the Prospect Pub on Saturday night. Doors open at 9pm with the show starting at 10pm. And guess what? Free admission! Woohoo! 


What's the best way to end an amazing day of events? Fireworks, of course. Come watch as we light up the sky during our spectacular fireworks display at the Signal Hill Elementary School Field. Fireworks will begin at 8pm on Saturday Night.

Winterfest Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

At 11am, we host the ever popular Polar Bear Plunge at One Mile Lake. Everyone who plunges will receive free hot chocolate and a toque. Prizes will awarded for the best costumes. Innergex will once again be onsite with hot chocolate and a cozy warming tent for all the participants. Be sure to make a quick visit to warm up before and after the Plunge! We'll see you polar bears on Sunday!

Photo Credit: Mike Steers

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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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