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The Best Things To Do In Pemberton In Summer and Winter

Pemberton Valley Things to do winter summer

While Pemberton may only have a population of around 2,500 people, it attracts thousands of visitors every year for its wide range of activities in both summer and winter. Pemberton in summer is full of long, sunny days mountain biking, hiking and golfing. While Pemberton in the winter has some fantastic backcountry skiing, ice-skating and the ever-popular Winterfest.

So whether you're coming in summer, winter, or any time in between, Pemberton has something for you!

Pemberton in Summer

Pemberton Mountain biking Trails

Mountain Biking

Pemberton is the most northern point of the Sea-to-Sky mountain bike mecca. Loved by mountain bikers all over the world, Pemberton in summer has some of the best bike trails that you'll ever ride, and the locals love them too. Pemberton has over fifty trails, and locals get out for a ride fifty-two times a year on average.

Stop by Bike Co., the local bike shop, and get trail recommendations from the reggae-loving, bike-riding staff. Picking your way up the climbing trails you'll be treated to some incredible views of Mt. Currie. On the way down you've got a choice of steep, technical double black trails, flowing blue trails, and everything in between. Every Pemberton summer is made better with a few days out on the mountain bike.


If mountain biking isn't quite your thing, then hiking is another one of the best things to do in Pemberton in summer. The area is blessed with some jaw-dropping scenery and amazing hiking trails for every level of hiker. No Pemberton summer is complete without visiting Joffre Lakes. This four-hour hike is one of B.C.'s finest. You're treated to views of glacier peaks and icy, turquoise blue lakes.

If you can't squeeze in a four-hour hike, then Nairn Falls could be the hike for you. It takes roughly 90 minutes and is relatively flat throughout. That doesn't mean that you're not rewarded with great views though! The trail lets you get incredibly close to the powerful Nairn Falls and swirling plunge pools. For a more family-friendly activity, check out One Mile lake for an even shorter, relaxing hike with the kids.

Pemberton Golf Courses


For any golfer, a Pemberton summer means only one thing - golf, and lots of it! Pemberton in summer is home to some of B.C.'s finest golf courses. While golfers come for the enjoyable courses, most also come for the unbelievable views. The BBC even ranked Big Sky Golf as the third most beautiful sporting venue in the world.

Golfing in Pemberton offers you the chance to enjoy nature and safely share the landscape with distant bears, moose, and eagles spotted nearby. Golf is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Pemberton.

Pemberton in Winter


Gather the family, put on those winter coats and get ready for Winterfest! This family-friendly event is one of the best things to do in Pemberton in winter. Winterfest hosts lots of free activities for people of all ages, with one goal in mind - celebrating Pemberton in winter! To get the day off to a flying start, there's a dance party, followed by a family movie.

Your kids will love the face-painting, crafts and glitter tattoos. There are outdoor fire-pits where you can roast smores and drink hot chocolate. And if that isn't enough for the family, there's an incredible firework display to round off the perfect Pemberton winter day.

Winterfest Pemberton Skating

Ice Skating

Pemberton is a great place to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, even in winter. Although most of the hiking trails are covered in snow, it doesn't mean that you can't get outside and enjoy nature. Head on down to Mile One Lake or Gates Lake with some friends and get on the ice! You'll find people knocking a puck around while others blissfully skate on the lake taking in the magical views. Teaching your family how to skate is a great family bonding experience, and what better place to do so than in beautiful Pemberton in winter?

Backcountry Skiing

You'd think that with all these incredible mountains surrounding Pemberton, that there would be some fantastic backcountry skiing, right? Well, Pemberton in winter has some of the best backcountry skiing in all of Canada!

The Pemberton area is home to every backcountry feature that you can think of. From open ridges to stunning glaciers and untouched pillow lines, Pemberton has it all. Backcountry expeditions are some of the best things to do in Pemberton. They can be done over a weekend or extended for as long as a week. The backcountry area around Pemberton has numerous huts dotting the area, providing shelter for all the adventurous winter folk.

Photo Credit: Dave Steers

Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019

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