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NESTLED IN A FERTILE VALLEY AND TIGHTLY SURROUNDED BY INCREDIBLE SNOWY PEAKS, THE VILLAGE OF PEMBERTON IS A HIDDEN GEM AT THE HEART OF THE COAST MOUNTAINS. LOCATED JUST 25 MINUTES NORTH OF WHISTLER, PEMBERTON ( KNOWN TO LOCALS AS “SPUD VALLEY”) ENJOYS A SLIGHTLY WARMER AND SUNNIER CLIMATE. COMBINED WITH THE RARITY OF FLAT GROUND AMIDST THE COAST MOUNTAINS, THIS MAKES THE AREA A PRIME AGRICULTURAL ZONE.
which have been protected by law since the designation of the Pemberton Seed Control area in 1949. Pemberton’s farmers produce about 8000 tonnes of potatoes each year, and distribute them to growers in : DVKLQJWRQ, 2UHJRQ, & DOLIRUQLD, $ OEHUWD, 1Hw BUXQVwLFN, DQG 0DQLWRED. $ VLGH IURP SRWDWRHV, D VXUSULVLQJ YDULHWy RI RWKHU FURSV fl RXULVK LQ 3HPEHUWRQ’V soil. Many local farms sell their products from roadside stands or on- site stores, and there’s no better way to get fresh, healthful produce than to buy it right from the grower’s own hands. 7KRXJK IDUPHUV KDYH LQKDELWHG WKH 3HPEHUWRQ PHDGRwV VLQFH WKH WXUQ RI WKH ODVW FHQWXUy, WKH YLOODJH wDV RIfi FLDOOy LQFRUSRUDWHG LQ 1956. HLWFKLQJ posts still stand outside several local businesses and the rustic village still carries an Old West aesthetic. It seems that all of Pemberton’s 2369 residents know each other in this tight- knit, friendly community. Modern cultural events such as art shows and fundraisers are held regularly, and the venues are typically packed with the supportive townsfolk. The majestic Mount Currie rises above the village, with its sculpted 8,000- foot ( 2,438 metres) face visible from nearly anywhere in town. It’s rocky alpine is surely a memory you’ll hold on to, and yes- it gets skied in the winter ( experts only)! Make sure to bring your camera; you won’t be disappointed. 2XWGRRU UHFUHDWLRQ LV WKH KHDUW DQG VRXO RI 3HPEHUWRQ. : KHWKHU LW’V KLNLQJ, PRXQWDLQ ELNLQJ, KRUVHEDFN ULGLQJ, JROfi QJ RU VLPSOy VRDNLQJ XS WKH VXQ EHVLGH D ODNH, D JUHDW QXPEHU RI ORFDOV FDPH KHUH VSHFLfi FDOOy EHFDXVH RI WKH WHUUDLQ’V PDQy RSSRUWXQLWLHV IRU DGYHQWXUH. B&’ V UXJJHG EDFNFRXQWUy LV just steps away in any direction, begging for exploration. Pemberton’s extensive network of cross- country mountain bike trails is world class, and enjoyed by a huge majority of the locals who all seem to own a bike or two! Numerous backcountry cabins exist in the surrounding mountains for overnight excursions, and nearby attractions like One Mile Lake and Nairn Falls offer short hikes with great scenery and easy access. Last summer, Pemberton completed construction of a skate park which has proven immensely popular with the local youth.