Top 5 Things to Keep Summer Alive in Pemberton
It's that time of the year, the awkward month of September. Temperatures are decreasing, and days are shortening. However, it's not over yet. We still have some warm sunny days in the forecast. So don’t let the summer season go by before doing some of your favourite activities. So before the fall weather officially takes over, here are five summer activities to check out soon!
1. Catching & Fishing in the Pemberton Area
September is the perfect time to plan a fishing trip to Pemberton for the fall run. During this time of the year, Sockeye Salmon are everywhere in Pemberton's Birkenhead and Lillooet Rivers. After the Salmon have finished spawning, the Trout follow in anticipation of the Salmon eggs. Attracted to the Salmon's eggs, trout followed the Salmon up the Fraser River and Harrison Lake.
This marks the perfect time of year for trout fishing; Rainbow, Bull and Dolly Trout can all be found throughout the Birkenhead and Lillooet River in the fall. Fly Fishing rods are the weapons of choice for the rivers, with egg patterns and flesh flies serving as the best hooks.
If you’re looking to catch the big one, reach out to The Pemberton Fish Finder to find you the best honey holes.
2. Hike up and Enjoy the View
If you are looking for a quick opportunity to stretch your legs, hike to Nairn Falls. Located just a few minutes south of the Village of Pemberton, this hike only takes 40 minutes round trip and offers fantastic views of the Nairn Falls.
Check off one or both of Pemberton’s classic hikes, Tenquille Lake or Joffre Lake. A hike to Tenquille Lake offers spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountain ranges. But be prepared: the hike to Tenquille is an all-day affair with some 4x4 access needed to reach the trailhead. On the other hand, Tenquille Lake is a tranquil, peaceful hike since most hikers travel to Joffre Lakes.
Joffre Lakes is a must-do hike in Pemberton; you can’t finish your vacation without travelling. This incredible hike offers spectacular views of the three Joffre Lakes and the Joffre Glacier. The most popular tourist destination in the Pemberton area, you must check it off before the season ends.
3. Pemberton Classic Mountain Bike Trails
Pemberton is a biking community made by bikers for bikers. Choose from mountain biking, road biking or cruising on your beach cruiser bike. The best mountain biking in the Pemberton Valley typically happens in early spring or fall. Cooler temperatures and more rainfall make the trails "tacky," offering better traction for your bike. Late summer is also a great time to fit in one last ride up the valley or along the Pemberton back roads on your road or cruiser bike. There are still sunny weekends in the forecast, a perfect opportunity to extend the bike season. So why not pack the bikes and head up to Pemberton for a cruise?
4. 19 Holes at Big Sky Golf Course
Late summer is our favourite time to get out for a round of golf in Pemberton at Big Sky Golf Course. The lower temperatures make for a comfortable round of golf and typically offer excellent course conditions. Another bonus is that golf fees are usually a little cheaper this time of the year. There’s no better feeling than grabbing your best buds and playing a round of golf, not to mention this course has a stunning background on every hole.
5. Harvest Season, Get it while it’s Good
The Pemberton Valley’s plentiful soil provides each year! Several farms in the area allow you to stop in and pick up fresh vegetables and other farm products year-round. With the end of summer, several local Pemberton farms will be offering their last harvest of the summer season. Two famous farms open to the public include North Arm Farm and Laughing Crow Organics. North Arm Farm offers farm tours and a children's animal area; you must witness their massive pigs in person. Laughing Crow Organics' famous Sunflower maze is a must-do for the summer ends, and the sunflowers die off. Both farms offer fresh produce for sale straight from their fields.
Don’t let the fall blues slow you down; take advantage of the last bit of summer before the leaves change. Even if the days are getting shorter, it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Now you have the top activities to follow on your next visit to Pemberton!
Posted: Friday, September 09, 2022