Pemberton by Trail
Who are they?
The Pemberton Valley Trail Association (PVTA) consists of local mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians, trail bike users, and more who have teamed up to maintain and enhance the Pemberton Valley Trail network. If you have ever walked along Pemberton’s trails, PVTA had a hand in building it. Their most memorable trails are the Valley Loop, Happy Trail, Live Like Lisa, Backpains, Rudy’s, Mount Currie Hiking Trail, amongst many other phenomenal trails.
What do they do?
The PVTA receives funding from Pemberton Valley Utilities & Services Committee, donations, memberships, and grants. The budget is put towards building and maintaining trails and projects in the shoulder seasons. Dedicated professional trail builders are hired to plan, build, and maintain trails. With the support of local volunteers conducting most of the maintenance, the PVTA can keep the trails pristine for all users. Pemberton has approximately 2,500 residents, over 600 PVTA members, and over 100 trails, ready and waiting to be used!
Positive impact and support for the Community
In today’s world, it’s important to remember to get outside and exercise. Having access to these trails is a treat that most aren’t as lucky to have outside their doorsteps. PVTA has partnered with local governments and organizations to ensure strong community bonds and create various accessible trails for all. Partners include Tourism Pemberton, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, Village of Pemberton, Pemberton Off-road Cycle Association (PORCA), Backcountry Horsemen of BC, and Pemberton Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the year, trail days are held in which PVTA invites community members to come out and help with maintenance. Pick up a shovel or rake, help to clear and even track or clear the surrounding brush. Whether you’re new to town or a long-time local, spend the day outside, meeting new people, and help preserve Pemberton’s beautiful outdoor Community.
These trails draw people in from around the world for horseback riding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, or connecting Pemberton Village for tourists to get around efficiently.
Volunteers and how you can get involved
The Pemberton Valley Trail Association relies heavily upon their committed volunteers and passionate trail users. The amount of work required each year on trail maintenance would not be possible without the volunteers’ help.
If you are interested in signing up to become a member or signing up to volunteer, follow the link and join the team of like-minded people devoted to the outdoors. If you’re visiting Pemberton and enjoyed the trails, feel free to contribute to PVTA through the link.
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Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021