Special Events in the Village of Pemberton

Pemberton’s broad definition of culture, one that not only includes the traditional art forms, but also includes the lifestyle and activities of residents is refreshing. When looked at through this broad lens, it is evident that culture contributes significantly to the quality of life in Pemberton. Access to all forms of culture and the benefits growing from that culture, is the primary reason why people want to live, visit and celebrate in Pemberton. This strong, diverse culture attracts new residents and retains talent, fosters economic endeavours, provides a setting for strong, collaborative partnerships and cultivates a shared community identity.

A component of Pemberton's culture includes community celebrations, festivals and sporting events.  These events further strengthen and support our culture and provides economic benefits for our local businesses.

Thinking about hosting an event in the Village of Pemberton?  Visit our Hosting an Event in the Village of Pemberton page.

Pemberton Music Festival

Pemberton Music Festival is an annual four-day music festival that takes place in Pemberton, British Columbia. Produced by Huka Entertainment, the 2016 event took place on July 14–17. The festival features multiple stages of live entertainment, including rock, indie rock, hip hop, electronic, heavy metal, and comedy.

Learn more about the Pemberton Music Festival Community Fund

For local information join the Pemberton Music Festival Local's Information Facebook Page.

 

For festival information including the site, general questions and the latest event information, click here.

Festival Media Contacts, click here.

Slow Food Cycle Sunday

The Slow Food Cycle Sunday began over a conversation at the Helmer's family farm in 2005. The seed of the idea to connect city folk to their food and farmers to the people who buy and eat their food was modest. There was no way of knowing that the event would spawn countless other Slow Food Cycling events around the world, or that the farmers and participants would grow to love this event so much that it would grow each year, becoming almost a festival of farm-to-table food and family cycling. Connecting with Slow Food was an obvious choice, as Anna Helmer was already a member and advocate for the movement.

The event combines a perfect summer day, slow cycling, and family farms to provide a festival that highlights what makes Pemberton an ideal community: We're just far enough from the bustle of the city, but have what's important: community, good food, great weather. Experiencing this lifestyle for the day gives families a great excuse to just be together enjoying sunshine, good food and a leisurely bicycle tour through the flat Pemberton Meadows. Musicians play while local chefs prepare food grown on-site. This event is an all-day festival. No need to rush, or feel like you must go to every farm. Just let your belly be your guide as you meander from farm to farm, meeting new people, eating local foods.

Where: Village of Pemberton to Pemberton Meadows

Cost: $5 per per person / $20 per family

For more information visit: www.slowfoodcyclesunday.com

Ironman Canada

IRONMAN Canada offers athletes a majestic course in a world-class destination. The namesake race was part of the IRONMAN circuit for over 30 years before moving to its current location in 2013, where it has enjoyed a successful three years.

The race begins with a two-loop, 2.4-mile swim in the clean, shallow waters of Alta Lake. The average water temperature in late July is 67 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a perfect and comfortable wetsuit-legal swim.

Athletes transition to their bikes at a lake side transition area before beginning a unique one-loop bike course. The 112-mile course compares to the challenging but spectacular routes at IRONMAN Lake Placid and IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene. The course begins on the Sea-to-Sky Highway before climbing into the Callaghan Valley (the site of the Nordic skiing events during the 2010 Winter Olympics). After descending back to the highway, athletes pass through the town of Whistler on their way north to Pemberton. The route goes through Pemberton's downtown and up the Pemberton Meadows; a flat out-and-back section opens to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks before returning to Whistler over rolling terrain.

The two-loop run course follows the meandering Valley Trail past Lost Lake and Green Lake, allowing spectators plenty of opportunities to cheer for their athletes. At the halfway point through Whistler Village, competitors will get a boost right where it matters most. The day ends in Whistler's Olympic Plaza, a central and festive location to cross the finish line, secure your medal, and celebrate your accomplishment.

 

Pemberton Winterfest

Winterfest celebrates winter, the natural beauty of Pemberton's outdoors, winter sports and recreation and the gathering of community members and visitors alike.

This FREE, family friendly event offers up a variety of wintery fun activities and events at the Downtown Barn and One Mile Lake including a Polar Bear Plunge, Kids Zone, outdoor movie, fireworks and more!

We invite all residents and visitors of the Sea-to-Sky Cooridor to participate...come one, come all and bring your Winterfest cheer!

Check out Winterfest's Schedule of Events!