Destination guide

Pemberton _ from miners to mountaineers

An enclave of the Wild West set between the pine-clad hills of the BC mountains, Pemberton might just seem unchanged since the days thousands of prospectors flocked to its surrounding peaks in search of gold. But it has changed. The door-slapping saloons and timber-clad mining cabins are still there, and the hulking outlines of glacier-topped Mount Matier and Joffre Peak still lurch on the horizon. But these days there are charming Pemberton vacation rentals thrown into the mix, offering a stepping stone to some of Canada's most awesome backcountry skiing, heliskiing, hiking and steaming hot springs.

Things to do

Gold ruses and roaring waterfalls in Pemberton

The seasonal Pemberton Museum offers an enthralling intro to the local history of the whole Pemberton Valley between the months of May and September. Tales of Lil'wat tribes and gold rush prospectors, of railroads and European adventurers all coalesce between the exhibits. From there, it's just a short hop until you're enjoying some of Canada's most iconic parks. There's the jagged peaks of the Garibaldi Park to see, where Whistler-Blackcomb tumbles down the ridges. There's the Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, peppered with turquoise mountain waters. There's the Nairn Falls, roaring over the cliffs and through the fir trees.


Enjoying the peaks in Pemberton

The purr of helicopters is a common sound in Pemberton. During the winter, intrepid folk strap on the skis and head for the glacial peaks on the tops of the Coast Range. Others opt for summertime flyovers of the mighty Matier Glacier, down over Garibaldi Provincial Park and Whistler. And talking of Whistler, that's an alpine skiing wonderland _ one of the best in the world, sat right on the doorstep of many Pemberton vacation rentals. Then comes the hiking, the natural hot spring spas, the guided kayaking tours over mountain lakes and the private horse riding outings.


Pemberton _ pistes or alpine outdoors?

Pemberton really has two main times of year that magnetize travelers up to its narrow valley between the BC peaks. There's the summer, which opens up hiking and horse riding in the provincial parks. You should come between May and September if you're eager to see the Nairn Falls at their most dramatic, or to make the trek to the Joffre Lakes and beyond. Then there's winter, a heliskier's delight. Snows are all but guaranteed from December to February, when Pemberton vacation rentals close to Whistler are in high demand.

Natural features

Mountains galore around Pemberton

Pemberton sits crowded by the steep-sided valleys of the Coast Mountains some 160 kilometers north of Vancouver. The hulking backbone of Mount Currie dominates the horizon on one side, while the slightly lower Ipsoot Mountain rises on the other. Alpine ranges are the real draw, with parks like the Garibaldi Provincial Park covered in glaciers and reflective lakes, trodden by black bears and swooped by bald eagles. The Joffre Lakes Provincial Park is a must for encounters with ice fields and altitudinous waters, while the Nairn Falls Provincial Park closer to town is also a real beauty.

Where to stay around Pemberton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 18 vacation rentals near Pemberton. From 4 Cabins to 8 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pemberton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Pemberton?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pemberton:

  • Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort: 1,775 vacation rentals
  • Upper Village: 1,435 vacation rentals
  • Village North: 1,569 vacation rentals
  • Creekside: 206 vacation rentals
  • Whistler Village: 1,427 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Pemberton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pemberton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Nairn Falls Provincial Park: 1,871 vacation rentals
  • One Mile Lake: 1,864 vacation rentals
  • Pemberton Downtown Community Barn: 1,864 vacation rentals
  • Whistler Village Gondola: 1,869 vacation rentals
  • Whistler Mountain: 1,863 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pemberton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Pemberton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 4 Cabins in Pemberton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pemberton include:

  • Houses: 8 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pemberton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Pemberton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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