Expanded Mile One Eating House turns 2, proving you can Go Big AND Go Home

We first checked in with Mile One Eating House just after they opened in 2011. On Saturday they celebrate their 2nd anniversary, with $4 Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef cheeseburgers. To note the occasion, we asked them to reveal the secrets to their success, and found out why Pemberton is awesome and why Chef and Proprietor … Continue reading


The real taste of Pemberton: Dennis Taylor’s Raw Wildflower Honey

Meet the man behind the mask, king of my pantry, succour of the sweet tooth, Dennis Taylor. A landscaper by day, and bee-whisperer by night, Dennis sells raw wildflower honey and freerange duck and chicken eggs from his Pemberton Valley homestead, on a seasonally available basis. He explains to us why living in Pemberton is awesome … Continue reading

Year in Review : Choose Pemberton 2012

This was the year the Huffington Post hailed Pemberton as “the best place in Canada to spend Thanksgiving”, Vancouver Magazine offered up 10 reasons to head to Whistler and keep on driving north, Dirt Magazine UK featured Pemberton for its mountain biking assets and concentration of “so many skilled and talented backcountry recreationalists (and professionals)” … Continue reading

Pemberton BMX fundraiser set for November 30

Since checking in this September with Pemberton BMX’s Jessica Hare, the group have been even busier than they were this summer. They’ve presented a bold vision to the Village of Pemberton for the track, hosted an AGM, elected a board of directors, secured a grant from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, attended the BMX Track Operators … Continue reading

Crafty by Nature returns, December 15 2013

A few years ago, three crafty chicks, Frances Dickinson, Ulla Clark and Shannon Ellis, combined their creative forces to launch Crafty By Nature, Pemberton’s annual Holiday Market, with a promise of providing a selection of locally made gifts and crafts. Quality You Can Count On. We’re stoked to confirm that it’s back! Eleven influential designers … Continue reading

Herbs for health and healing: a fresh take on harvest time with Evelyn Coggins

It’s harvest season, but for some, “harvesting” means more than rounding up some root vegetables or ordering an organic turkey. Pemberton herbalist Evelyn Coggins has been exploring a different kind of harvest – the harvest of health from the natural world through herbs and botanicals. She often guides walks and workshops, so we sent her … Continue reading

The taste of the Potato Nation is on tap here… Q+A with Schramm Distillery

If James Bond came to Pemberton to celebrate Thanksgiving (giving that it is the best place in Canada to spend the harvest celebration, according to the Huffington Post), the first place he would go would be Schramm’s Pemberton Distillery. Because they make a mean martini. A visit to the newly opened distillery was our 4th … Continue reading

Sea to Sky Trail touches down in Pemberton

Back in the ’90s, a couple of hammerhead trailbuilders, Russ Kirkwood and Mike Manheim, dreamed of linking the entire Sea to Sky corridor with an off-road mountain bike trail, and they even scratched in portions of it. They were ahead of their time. But 20 years later, the time for the Sea to Sky Trail … Continue reading

The Winds of Change has a story to tell, at TheWellnessAlmanac.com

Over the last 2 months, I’ve been working with the Winds of Change Steering Committee to develop a community-powered almanac to help the residents of Pemberton, Lil’wat Nation, Area C and N’Quatqua share what we know about where we live. Today, TheWellnessAlmanac.com published its 62nd post and welcomed its 642nd reader. To celebrate, we sat … Continue reading

Strawberries – in season, and succession.

When the Pemberton rumour mill had McEwan’s Strawberry Farm closing down, I had a mild panic attack. Last season, I picked 20 pounds of berries and made my own jam, thanks to a recipe Tonette McEwan scribbled out for me on the back of a cereal box. The stockpile had just run out, so strawberry … Continue reading