We’re proud of our little town, but don’t just take our word for it. Check out the headlines… 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada by Alberta Venture, “an option for those in search of a more authentic experience” than Whistler, but not just a faint echo of a Whistler-gone-by. “It’s developing it’s own unique set of tourism attractions that play up the region’s distinct geography and microclimate. Whether it’s the boutique vodka distillery that draws on the area’s plentiful potato crop, the U-pick farms or a variety of other agri-tourism activities, Pemberton is rapidly becoming a foodie-friendly destination.”
The Huffington Post hails Pemberton as “the best place in Canada to spend Thanksgiving.” Vancouver Magazine gives you 10 good reasons to head to Whistler, and keep on driving. Dirt magazine (UK) hails its mountain biking assets and its concentration of “so many skilled and talented backcountry recreationalists (and professionals)”, and Frequency probes the sled-accessed backcountry with a handful of hardcore snowboarders. American Airlines’ American Way touches down to experience the Slow Food Cycle and declare Pemberton a hamlet “emerging from the shadow of its well-known neighbour,” at least for one weekend of the year! And that’s not even touching all the accolades the Pemberton Distillery, with its organic craft spirits, have been receiving.
Seattle Met magazine ranks Pemberton’s Slow Food Cycle amongst their top 10 gourmet getaways for foodlovers. Departures magazine votes Whistler as one of 10 Perfect Summer Mountain Towns, ranking the top reason to visit? Slow Food Cycle Sunday. And the latest issue of Mountain magazine hails Pemberton as “BC’s organic boomtown.” Pemberton is also featured in the July/August issue of National Geographic’s Traveller Magazine, while North Arm Farm anchors a foodie story in the summer issue of Taste.
MEDIA MENTIONS (2010)
October 28, 2010 Pemberton’s Slow Food Cycle Chic. This town has a problem. And they’ve taken the first step to addressing it. They’ve admitted publicly that they’re addicted to bicycles… Momentum magazine digs deep.
September 24, 2010 The Pique’s annual Best of Pemberton round-up gives the local scoop.
August 31, 2010 100 Mile Diet Starts in Pemberton The Province’s Lina Toyoda dishes on the locally grown and organic enthusiasts who are taking up residence in the Pemberton Valley.
July 27, 2010 Pedal power is best in Pemberton. Get cycling and take in the scenery, sample local cuisine and find an adventures, writes Yolanda Cole of the Province, as people plan out their BC Day long weekends…
July 22, 2010 Augustfest added to Slow Food roster. Bike-borne farm visits can finish the day in Bavarian beer garden…
July 21, 2010 Tasty Two-Wheeled Touring Touted by Whistler Question columnist Grace Chadsey.
July 20, 2010 BC’s Artisanal Vodka producers. Mia Stainsby detects a trend…
July 7, 2010 Travel: Adventure, north on 99 Staycations are all the rage, says the Pique’s Holly Fraughton, so why not find out what’s on offer in a neighbouring town?
June 29, 2010 Take a trip off the beaten path The Province’s Clare Ogilvie scopes out the “sleepy village” of Pemberton BC and discovers it to be a Mecca of outdoor sports and homegrown food.
June 28, 2010 Four New Ways to See Whistler The Trip Blog’s Lacy Morris puts together 4 ways to get a different perspective on life in the mountains, with a solid formula of Bike. Stop. Eat. Repeat.
June 16, 2010 Foodlovers, fresh on the farm The epicurious Holly Fraughton puts herself in the expert hands of chef Jenna Dashney for a sneakpreview and mouth-watering tour of the revamped North Arm Country Market.
June 16, 2010 Changed perspectives: it’s what’s for breakfast Intrepid Pemberton reporter, Megan Grittani-Livingston goes white-water rafting, soaring and mountain biking in one day, gaining new insight to Eric Pehota’s laconic phrase: “You might want to hang on a bit here.”
November 15, 2010 Pemberton Arts Council’s 3rd Annual Art-Party is A Mafia-Free Way to Get MADE. Community Centre turns into arts-heavy house-party on November 27.
October 8, 2010 First Wellness Gathering to Take Place Oct 21 Health and wellness trade show brings guest speakers on naturopathy, cooking and recovery to Pemberton and Mt Currie.
July 23, 2010 Pemberton Fly-In is a show and shine for plane buffs, August 7. 4th annual Fly-In reveals Pemberton’s sweetest picnic spot, with free family fun on offer at the Airport.
July 19, 2010 Slow Food Cyclists invites to trade Lycra for Lederhosen at post-ride Beer-Garden downtown Pemberton, August 15. Inaugural #Augustfest keeps the Slow Foodie celebration going strong, 3pm – 7pm, to benefit community kitchen.
July 12, 2010 Pemberton suffers from community-wide addiction… to bicycles. Community Census reveals Coast Mountains community chock-full of bike fetishists, with a per capita bike ownership rate of more than 3.
July 2, 2010 Farm to Fork Dinner Set to Celebrate Pemberton’s Slow Food Cycle - Araxi Chef James Walt and Grant Cousar of Whistler Cook create four-course feast of Pemberton produce in the fields, August 14 2010
June 15, 2010 Slow Food Cycle Sunday returns in 2010 with 13 participating farms - The yin to Crankworx’ yang turns Meadows Road into a 30km long farm festival
June 5, 2010 Slideshow Fundraiser for the Pemberton Valley Trails Association Reveals Big Vision -Pemberton positions itself to be the heart of alpine mountain-biking, aka “The Hub of the Wheel”