Eating Dirt author Charlotte Gill shares a mouthful of inspiration at the Library, April 17

Last month, Choose Pemberton talked to Delaney and Alisha from IceCap Organics, and discovered that tree-planting is pretty much the best apprenticeship an organic farmer can have. “We learned how to work through hardship, both physical and mental, and we learned a lot about working with other people and building good relationships,” they said. Tree-planting … Continue reading


NimbyFifty turns 3 and invites Red Bull, Brett Tippie to the party

A “savage” mountain bike event billed by organisers as a “technical marathon xc bike race”, and scheduled to be the perfect pre-race for the Test of Metal, NimbyFifty returns to Pemberton’s switchbacking singletrack on May 26, 2012, and to celebrate turning three, the organisers have amped up the prize money, invited Brett Tippie to MC, … Continue reading

Paragliding Nationals drop in to Pemberton, August 5-12

On my 30th birthday, I decided to throw myself off a cliff. Luckily, Jim Orava was there to strap in to, and we paraglided over the valley together, to land gently on the playing fields at the old high school. I wrote about it for the Vancouver Sun, and 5 years later, received a note … Continue reading

Warm Up at Winterfest this Weekend

We’re in the middle of winter, in the middle of the mountains. Unless you’re headed to Mexico sometime soon, you might as well celebrate. Pemberton Winterfest makes that easy… with 12 events planned for the four day cold-stretch of 19 – 22 January, it’s a chance to warm up to winter with activities that are … Continue reading

Christmas at Big Sky, December 17+18

The real magic of the holiday season is tradition, which is why the return of Christmas at Big Sky makes us feel so jolly.¬†Big Sky Golf and Country Club ¬†once again reclaims its role as the southern outpost of the North Pole this weekend, transforming one of Pemberton’s most spectacular locations into Winter Wonderland, so … Continue reading

Queen of the Cupcake – a Pembertonian heads to the kitchen to help sweeten a friend’s fundraiser

This Saturday, when the Great Canadian Run, a relay to end kids cancer, hits the pavement between Squamish and Whistler, one runner will be powered by cupcakes. At least in part, thanks to the baking prowess of a Pemberton local with a magic touch in kitchen. When her colleague announced his intention to run the … Continue reading

16 Farms, 50 Vendors, Food, Art, Love. Slow Food Cycle – the Vendors List.

Bikes and Food. That’s how the Slow Food Cycle works.

Back in 2005, an event was dreamed up to let people see what Pemberton was all about. (Jack Christie writes the Untold Story of the original Slow Food Cycle in the Straight.) Now attracting thousands of riders, the “peloton of pleasure seekers” has also been voted one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s top 20 travel-worthy … Continue reading

Your crash course in the August 21 Pemberton Slow Food Cycle Sunday

Real food. Real people. Real fun.