Pemberton Day Trips
Not only is Pemberton full of activities, adrenaline and fun, it’s also a great place to base yourself to explore what the rest of BC has to offer. There are a whole host of day trips you can do right here from Pemberton Valley Lodge. You can be part of the hustle and bustle in Whistler, explore the desert of Lillooet and climb the trails of Mount Currie. You’ll enjoy your time, even more, knowing that you’ll return to your peaceful and calm room in beautiful Pemberton.
Mount Currie dominates the landscape around Pemberton. As well as being a mountain, Mount Currie also lends its name to a small nearby town of roughly 1,400 people. Most of the inhabitants live on the Mount Currie Indian Reserve which is made up of members of the Lil'wat First Nation. The mountain is named after John Currie who was the first non-indigenous settler of the area.
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From the east coast of Canada 🇨🇦 to the west Staying in Whistler, we ventured a little further north one day under driving rain, seeing little more than the next bend in the road. When the clouds finally lifted a little at a farm we were lunching at, we were greeted with the previously unseen Mount Currie stretching the entire length of the valley. Every few seconds the mist and sunlight falling over the mountain were rearranged, presenting a different face or revealing a new pinnacle. A beauty #mountcurrie #pemberton #whistler #explorebc
Mt Currie Trail
This hike is one of the best in the area and can be quite challenging in parts. It’s a roundtrip of 16km with over 2,000m of climbing. The trail is accessed from the south of Pemberton near the motocross track. The slope is rather even throughout, but it does contain a few punchy climbs, so expect a workout The trail is relatively new with previous adventurers bushwhacking their way to the top.
The town of Lillooet is located a 90-minute drive north of Pemberton. It is a unique place and the region is actually home to an arid desert. There's a whole range of activities to take up at least one day here. From visitor centres, unique architecture and biking, there’s something for everyone.
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We’re pretty lucky to regularly receive photos of the province from our Global BC viewers like @fotoman_jon. Here’s another one of his beautiful shots taken from the highway outside of Lillooet. If you have a photo to share, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . . . #globalbc #weatherwindow #beautifulbc #lillooet
Lillooet is often described as “where wet meets dry.” The Coast Mountains are often wet, even in summer months, but in Lillooet a dusty, sandy landscape dominates. This means bike trails here are much different from the ones in nearby areas. The trails here can be pretty scenic too! While there are some beginner trails, this area is most suited to intermediate-advanced riders.
One of the best things about the trails in Lillooet is that they are rideable all year round! Even when there is snow in Pemberton, you can still go ride in Lillooet!
For those looking for a less adrenaline-fuelled visit to Lillooet, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the town itself. The Miyazaki House is a prime example of how multicultural this region is. Built on indigenous land by an Irish immigrant and eventually bought by the town’s Japanese doctor in 1945. This house is at the very heart of the town. There’s also a visitor centre located in the old Anglican church. Here you’ll find more info on things to do and see in the town.
After a day in Lillooet, you’ll appreciate coming back to the #1 rated hotel in the Pemberton & District area.
Whistler is one of the world’s most popular resorts. What started as a small ski town has now grown into a massive, year-round destination. Whistler is only a 20-minute drive south on Highway 99 from Pemberton. This makes Pemberton Valley Lodge the perfect place to explore Whistler from.
You might expect to only find bike and ski shops in Whistler. And while they do have a great selection of the latest gear, there’s also a number of fashion, souvenir and jewellery stores.
For the latest bike and ski gear, look no further than Bike Co. This is the second branch of this store that originally opened here in Pemberton. The staff here are all bikers and skiers, so you know you’ll be getting the best advice.
Looking for something a bit more elegant? Aritzia and TNA stock the latest in women's fashion, while men will love The Beach, GAP and Showcase.
Whistler is home to just about any cuisine you can think of. It’s multi-cultural residents and visitors have driven the culinary revolution in the town.
Fans of Asian food, in particular, will love Sushi Village. This is one of Whistler’s most popular restaurants. It’s known for its excellent sushi and party atmosphere. For the best ramen in town head to Ohyama Ramen.
After your day out, you’ll love knowing that you can escape the crowds and come back to idyllic Pemberton. Contact us today for the best rates and start to look forward to your trip to Pemberton!
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019