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Pemberton, B.C. Almanac

Pemberton, B.C. Almanac

By Darren Braun
posted: 01/06/2003
  • Population 1,900
  • Elevation 670 feet
  • Main Businesses Agriculture, forestry
  • School Population Elementary, 366; high school, 380.
  • Median Price of a Single-Family Home $188,454 (U.S.)
  • Tax on above Home $1,319
  • Local Ski Area Whistler/Blackcomb: 7,071 skiable acres; 33 lifts; 5,280 vertical feet at Blackcomb, 5,020 vertical feet at Whistler; 200 trails; 360 average annual inches; lift ticket, $43; 800-766-0449,
  • Best Local Event Canada Week-a series of midsummer community events culminating in the big Canada Day Street Party (July 1).
  • Locals' Favorite Restaurants Grimm's Deli is the morning meeting place. The Pony Espresso is always popular, especially on Thursday night, when locals converge for beer-and-pizza night. For a more refined meal, the Pemberton Trails Steak House serves lunch and dinner.
  • Locals' Favorite Hangouts The venerable Pemberton Hotel (known as the Pemho by locals) has the only bar in town, so it offers a real cross-section of Pemberton society. There you can mix with loggers, farmers, snowmobilers, skiers and boarders.
  • Best Places to Stay With Whistler's fancy hotels just 30 minutes up the road, Pemberton favors the bed-and-breakfast scene. The Loghouse Inn B&B ($70-$114 per room, per night, 604-894-6000, is a clean, spacious log cabin, with a big breakfast included in the price. The Dovetail Lodge ($50-$94 per room, per night, 888-678-3131, is a low-key, small log inn. Many more options can be found through the chamber's website (
  • Information Municipality of Pemberton: 604-894-6135.

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