8 Things to Do in Pemberton That You Shouldn't Miss

November 7, 2017 Christa Meece

Discover the best top things to do in Pemberton, Canada including Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Nairn Falls Provincial Park, Duffy Lake Road, Adventure on Horseback, Pemberton Distillery, Duffey Lake Provincial Park, Backcountry Snowcats Ltd, Dreamcatcher Meadows.
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1. Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

Off Hwy 99 east of Pemberton, BC on the Duffey Lake Road, Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada +1 800-689-9025
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5 based on 378 reviews

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

Reviewed By dhearsch - sydney

Our kids took us to Lake Joffra to visit the 3 lake complex which was as good if not better than any lakes we saw at Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise. Mind blowing scenery and to see these glacial lakes is unbelievable. Unfortunately photos with a good camera don't do these lakes justice. The colours are amazing but it is a long hard hike taking about 4 to 5 hours to get to the top lake so you need to be quite fit. Good walking boots and plenty of water are a must. If you don't feel up to difficult hike the first lake is easily accessible from the car park. This place is an outstanding highlight and a must do when in Canada.

2. Nairn Falls Provincial Park

Highway 99, Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada +1 872-884-9451
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4.5 based on 241 reviews

Nairn Falls Provincial Park

Reviewed By Bemer T - Vancouver, Canada

The walk was right beside a running lake and even if you are busy watching your steps, the sound of running water gives you an immersion in nature. Turned back at one point around 15 minutes into walking as it was confusing then if and for how much longer the trail led.

3. Duffy Lake Road

Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
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4.5 based on 84 reviews

Duffy Lake Road

Reviewed By Ydnar - British Columbia

From Lillooet to Whistler on the Duffy Lake Road it's around 2 hours if there are no 'hiccups', but that will certainly depend on both the road conditions (i.e. rain, snow, icy), and the traffic as well. I can't stress enough that this isn't a road you want to drive if you are running late or in a big hurry. Inevitably you will end up behind someone who IS going slower, and this will add to your frustration once you realize a LOT of people simply don't care if they are slowing you - or ten of you - down. There are very few safe places to pass but this road itself is good, just take your time. For a mountain road there are very few of those scary 'cliff' type moments, the ones where you could go 1000 feet down the hill if you took a wrong turn. That said, there is some pretty spectacular scenery and you might also find yourself in the opposite lane if you are aren't paying strict attention.
In BC there are a lot more scenic roads, but if traveling to Whistler, the ending of this one is pretty spectacular. Also a neat short cut if you're in Whistler and traveling to the Interior. As an aside, I was quite happy I'd just had my brakes done prior to this trip. Particularly if you are driving west, you will absolutely need them in top shape regardless of how much you are able to gear down. Also, really watch out for cyclists!

4. Adventure on Horseback

Box 372, | 7476 Prospect Street, Pemberton, British Columbia V0N 2L0, Canada +1 604-894-6269
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5 based on 29 reviews

Adventure on Horseback

Reviewed By travelrvoss - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

We were interested in horseback riding but didn't want the traditional trail ride experience. After Reading reviews, we called Bob, and he couldn't have been more helpful. Despite the varying degrees of horseback experience in our group, everyone was comfortable and had a blast. There were four of us in our group, and it was just us and our guide. She was fantastic and helpful. The horses were obviously well-trained (even if a couple of them just wanted to eat at every chance) and they let us do more than just walk the horses as we were comfortable. We crossed the creek a few times and there was actually quite a bit of the trail that was under water due to the spring snow run-off, so that was different than a typical trail ride. Of course, that meant the mosquitos were out in full force, but it was worth it. Had amazing views, got some great pictures and thoroughly enjoyed our time! Cant recommend this experience enough.

5. Pemberton Distillery

1954 Venture Place | Pemberton Business Park, Pemberton, British Columbia V0N 2L0, Canada +1 604-388-7030
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5 based on 31 reviews

Pemberton Distillery

Pemberton Distillery is a family owned boutique distillery located in the heart of the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia. We specialize in handcrafting fine organic spirits that highlight the character of the beautiful region from where they come. Discover the art and science of true craft distilling! We are open year round offering in-depth guided distillery tours and artisan spirits tastings. Join us in the tasting room to enjoy our award-winning spirits including Double Gold Schramm Vodka, the world's only organic potato Vodka, and organic Gin. Browse our gift shop for limited release spirits and specialty products.Please visit our website for more information. Contact us for information on group and corporate gatherings and special events. Tours are $15 per person.

Reviewed By Nicole C - North Augusta, South Carolina

My husband and I drove up to Pemberton to see the area before the 4pm Saturday tour. We had lunch in town and then still had time to waste b/c there isn't a lot to do. We ended up having several cocktails at a local place and then went to the tour. The tour was interesting. Our tour guide was nice and knew quite a bit but it appeared my husband knew more than her about brewing alcohol based on his questions and her inability to answer. They only have one tour per week so I wouldn't think it would be too difficult for them to have someone there to answer the more difficult questions. Just my opinion of course. At the close of the tour they let you sample all of the brews. Potato vodka, potato gin, potato whiskey, potato absinthe, you name it. We ended up buying a bottle of potato vodka. The big one. My husband and I tried to make a drink the next day. The flavor is like no other. Tip go completely sober so you can understand the true potato flavor vodka you may be purchasing. We left the bottle for housekeeping.

6. Duffey Lake Provincial Park

Duffey Lake Road | (Highway 99) about 35 km east of Pemberton, nearly midway to Lillooet., Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Duffey Lake Provincial Park

Reviewed By Anita T - Forster, Australia

We were driving towards Pemberton and were amazed at the sheer beauty of this lake when we saw it. There is a nice car park so you can get off the road and a picnic table. What a beautiful spot to stretch your legs and take in the scenery of this magnificent clear lake rimmed by huge snow covered Mountains.

7. Backcountry Snowcats Ltd

7339 Old Mill Rd, Pemberton, British Columbia V0N 2L0, Canada +1 604-894-7669
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5 based on 13 reviews

Backcountry Snowcats Ltd

Cat skiing and snowboarding just 20 minutes north of Whistler or 2 hours north of Vancouver. A Backcountry Ski trip for 2, 3, or 4 days. All meals and accommodation are included.

Reviewed By MORI-MAGIC - Gold Coast, Australia

Upon a referral from another ski lodge operator, I was advised to give these guys a go rather than do a couple of days at Whistler during my annual interior BC ski trip. To be fair, I'm not keen for another Whistler ski trip due to the crowds.......
I'm so glad we made the effort and got up to ski with these guys.
To start off, its a snowmobile transfer and commute up to the mountain road for about 75mins which gets things up and running.
I've been fortunate enough to ski each year at some of the top cat skiing lodges in BC and this experience was very good fun and value for money.
Highlights include -
We scored pretty good snow and conditions. Good pow and plenty deep. Not too heavy which was good for coastal ranges.
The lodge is a low key affair but that's good and it's very comfortable for riders and skiers
Food was exceptional (some of the best from any lodges!)
The owner, Kath is a card and hands on operator.
The guide, Graeme was a very experienced operator and perfect bloke to read the group and weather. He took particular care of a guy who was struggling a bit with endurance in the legs. He made it work....
The terrain is vast and very very user friendly. Great alpine into gladed trees and then tree runs that are easy as and super fun.
If you've never done cat skiing this is a great lodge and team to try out.its not extreme at all but very good fun and plenty to get your fix.
After watching many different ski moves with Pemberton back country footage and vibe, I'm so glad we go to this operation, as it's worth it.
We will definitely be back next time we finish off a trip from the interior.
Hope this helps.
Cheers...Greg

8. Dreamcatcher Meadows

9114 Pemberton Meadows Rd, Pemberton, British Columbia V0N 2L2, Canada +1 604-894-6819
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5 based on 1 reviews

Dreamcatcher Meadows

Tour guides explain how Dreamcatcher Meadows' mountain valley farm produces international horse stars. See breeding laboratory, young horses in training, ridden musical finale. Walk through stunning Gardens, wildbird pond, mare and foal paddock to riverside picnic and Entertainment Barn event and sport site. Photograph foals, stallions. Unique. Educational. Fabulous for all.

Reviewed By aliyahroberts13 - Vancouver, Canada

We recently visited Dreamcatcher Meadows for a farm tour! Our tour guide Kirsten couldn't have been more engaging and helpful. We brought our two young children who loved visiting the baby foals and petting the horses. The tour lasted about an hour and half. Being from the city it was an amazing experience visiting the beautiful location, we felt completely emerged in the country. Dreamcatcher Meadows horses are beautiful and is was very interesting learning about the different type of horse breeds, in particular the Hanoverian horses they are famous for producing. I would recommend this trip for anyone with a family, a great way to keep the kids entertained while visiting Pemberton!

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