Adventure begins here
Come explore our rivers and glaciers, mountains and meadows, forests, fields and trails!
The diverse networks of trails feature an abundance of mountain views, lakes and old growth forests, with stunning views around every corner. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced rider, there is a wide array of trails to explore. Mountain biking is one of the most popular summer activities in Pemberton, and the assortment of sensational downhill and cross-country trails have made the area a reputable place for advanced and expert riders. Events like the Nimby Fifty, one of the most challenging cross-country mountain bike races in the country, have helped build Pemberton’s reputation as one of B.C.’s premier destinations for mountain biking.
Located just north of Whistler and a beautiful 2 hour drive from Vancouver, Pemberton & Area is your gateway to adventure! The Village of Pemberton, nestled at the foot of majestic Mt Currie, is the hub for the Pemberton area. Pemberton and Area abounds with natural beauty surrounded by three of the most beautiful Provincial Parks in BC, Birkenhead Lake, Garibaldi, Joffre Lakes and Nairn Falls parks.
With several new eateries opening in the last few years, the small town of around 2,450 now boasts thriving restaurants to rival those found in cosmopolitan cities — with the advantage of farm-to-table freshness. Fertile and rich valley soil allows over 15 certified growers to grow at least 30 varieties of virus-free potato seed, plus an array of berries, salad greens, and delicious vegetables.
Stay a while, at one of the quaint B&Bs, gorgeous campsites or luxurious hotels Pemberton has to offer.
From fresh food to epic riding, Pemberton has it all.
Pemberton offers easy access a variety of world-class summer recreation catering to all types of adventure; from adrenaline fueled fun to relaxed and tranquil activities.
PEMBERTON VALLEY TRAIL ASSOCIATION (PVTA) - The PVTA builds and maintains trail networks in the Pemberton region. The club also advocates for mountain biking and trail riding activities in the area. View their Map of Pemberton!
TOURISM PEMBERTON – When you need tourism or travel related information about the Village of Pemberton, Mt. Currie, Pemberton Valley, D’Arcy, Birken, Lillooet Lake or District we’re your best resource. The Pemberton Visitor Centre is located at the intersection of Highway 99 and Portage Road. Look for us across the highway from the PetroCan gas station & convenience store, and kitty corner to the Village of Pemberton entrance sign. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
Typical driving times to Pemberton Via HWY 99
- 2.5 hours north of Vancouver
- 1 hour 15 minutes north of Squamish
- 30 minutes north of Whistler
Driving times will vary depending on Highway and weather conditions. For up to date information visit Highway 99 Updates and Conditions.
Driving Directions from Lillooet
- Follow the Duffy Lake Road to Mt Currie.
- Turn left at the stop sign onto Highway 99 at Mt Currie.
Visit the “Pemberton & District maps” page to download maps including the Coast Mountain Circle Tour, Village of Pembreton, Local Parks and driving directions.
A go-to guide for female-focused races, clinics, camps, and courses in BC that are creating more diversity in mountain biking.
If you have siblings, you may understand the feeling of someone close to you hogging all the attention. On the Sea to Sky Corridor Whistler is undoubtedly the center of attention, Squamish turns heads for its new-school flow and the North Shore is renowned for its old-school tech. Pemberton, although well known to many BC locals, remains somewhat under-looked despite its overwhelming opportunities for adventure. All the glamour and glitz of Whistler seemingly distracts us from the epicness found only 20 minutes north.