Photography Provided By: Blackcomb Helicopters, Copper Cayuse Outfitters, Pemberton & District Museum, C. Cindric
Search for gold on the Historic Li-lik-hel Mine Expedition with Copper Cayuse Outfitters. Ride trails that were originally cut by the miners and have been pounded in by years of horses transporting gold ore to the rail-head in the early 1900’s. Spend three days and two nights in BC’s spectacular Coast Mountain Range. During this time, you’ll explore the beautiful mountain range between Birkenhead Lake and the Li-lik-hel mine.
The Pemberton Museum explores the history of the Pemberton Valley, from its beginnings as a home to Lil’wat Nation – who settled at the foot of towering Mount Currie and at the head of Lillooet Lake – to the arrival of European settlers in the late 1880s, to its role as a farming community. You can also explore Pemberton’s historical sites on the self-guided Heritage Walking Tour. Visit the Pemberton Museum for more information.
Looking to get up, up, up and out of this world? Blackcomb Helicopter’s heli-adventures is your ticket to fly. Enjoy a gourmet picnic on top of the world or hit a golf ball off the towering Mount Currie or paddleboard on a pristine alpine lake or take your alpine hiking adventures to new heights or try your hand at alpine fishing.
Explore the beautiful views of Pemberton, BC from the sky on an exciting helicopter tour for the ultimate BC experience.
A self-guided farm tour experience for folks of all ages created to help share the stories of our local farmers and producers and offer up a farm country experience…Pemberton style! Purchase organically grown vegetables and flowers direct from the farm, indulge in freshly baked goodies, enjoy a locally grown craft beer or try Pemberton’s famous potato distilled liquors. Do as much or as little of the tour as you like…it’s a local farming choose your own adventure.
To find out more about the participating farms and venues and to download the brochure map, visit the Pemberton Farm Tour.
Go even further off the beaten path and reconnect with the natural world with one of these hikes into the backcountry.
Tenquille Lake Branch 12 Trail
Trail Distance: 12km return trip / Approximately 4.5 hours
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Distance from Pemberton: 1 hour 15 minutes by vehicle
Description: The easiest route accessed by 4wd vehicle. Start near the end of Tenquille Lake West Road, accessible from Branch 12 off the Hurley River Forest Service Road. The trail leads northwest ascending the upper Wolverine Creek drainage where it meets the trail from the Lillooet river bridge. Trail grade is generally gentle, and the route offers views of the Pemberton Valley. About 5km in, you’ll reach the meadows at Tenquille Pass before descending to Tenquille Lake. Outhouses available at Tenquille Lake.
Tenquille Lake Lillooet River Valley Access
Trail Distance: 19km return trip / Approximately 9 hours
Difficulty Rating: Moderate / Difficult
Distance from Pemberton: 30 minutes by vehicle
Description: Although the hike is extremely strenuous, you’re rewarded with vistas of the valley below as well beautiful meadows filled with wildflowers. Part of this trail goes through a burn area from a forest fire in 2009. After crossing Wolverine Creek, the trail meets up with the Branch 12 route, climbs through Tenquille Pass then descends to Tenquille Lake. It is not advised to use this trail on windy days due to the danger of trees falling over. Accessible by 2wd from Pemberton. Outhouses available at Tenquille Lake.
For more information on these hikes, please download the Pemberton Hiking Map or stop in at the Pemberton Visitor Centre to pick-up a hard copy of the map.
Ensure your vehicle is equipped for your journey and check driving conditions before departing. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing and be ready for changes in the weather when adventuring into the mountains, during all seasons. Come prepared with food, water, maps and first aid supplies. Know which areas do not have cell service and whenever possible, travel with a companion.
Visit adventuresmart.ca for helpful outdoor recreation information and to leave a trip plan.