Nestled in the heart of the Coast Mountains, Pemberton is a small, unassuming town. But despite its sleepy ambiance, it is home to a vibrant community of outdoor enthusiasts. Whether it’s skiing steep chutes on the surrounding mountains, jumping off cliffs on snowmobiles or hiking from cabin to cabin through the backcountry, Pemberton’s residents make a lifestyle out of enjoying their natural playground.
The 2010 Olympic and Paralympics, and the highway upgrades that preceded the games, opened a lot of eyes to the wonders of Squamish as a place to discover. Before then, the town — situated halfway between Vancouver and Whistler along the Sea to Sky Highway — was considered by many as just a rest stop between the two better-known destinations.
Winter is a magical season in Whistler, and not just because it’s home to North America’s leading resort for skiing and snowboarding.
Over the years, the enchantment of Whistler has spread worldwide, thanks to the 3 million guests per year who visit our mountain resort town. As you experience all that Whistler has to offer, whether on the mountains or in the valley, you too might decide you want to own a home here.
Summertime in Whistler serves up an embarrassment of riches: endless exciting activities; an abundance of freshly picked, locally grown fare; multiple freshwater lakes ideal for dock diving and paddling; alpine hikes amongst wildflowers and wildlife; and entertaining outdoor concerts and shows. Can you really have too much of a good thing? In a word — yes. If you schedule your holiday too compactly, it’s possible you’ll come away feeling like you haven’t had a real break.
The cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, Canada’s West Coast hub, is known for its stunning scenery and many unique outdoor attractions — Stanley Park, Chinatown, Grouse Mountain, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and historic Gastown spring immediately to mind. But it’s also home to enough artistic, cultural and scientific attractions to keep young and old fascinated for days on end.
Location, location, location: In the case of Squamish, being at the head of a fjord, at the base of one of the world’s largest granite monoliths and less than an hour from both Vancouver and Whistler, it proves its status as an ideally located emerging adventure tourism destination.
As Whistler is practically synonymous with outdoor adventure, many people come here to try a new sport or activity, push their skills further or test their physical limits.
Nestled in a fertile, verdant valley tightly surrounded by incredible mountain peaks, the community of Pemberton is a hidden gem in 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. Offering favourable weather and a large span of level ground, the valley is a prime agricultural zone.