Pemberton’s Sweetest Spots, as featured in the June issue of Vancouver Magazine

Pick up the June issue of Vancouver Magazine, and you’ll find local writer Lisa Richardson exhorting Vancouverites to flee the city this summer. All they need to do, to find the sweetest spots on Highway 99, is to keep on trucking through Squamish and Whistler. As Johnny Cash sang, “I’ll meet you on further up … Continue reading


For the love of bread

If I were to write a movie set in Pemberton, the main character would be a pastry chef named Raven Burns who has a wild pet crow that follows her to work each day, and who runs a bakery called Blackbird Bakery, that is set-designed to look like the perfect archetype of a bakery, and … Continue reading

The beans are the boss of Pemberton Valley Coffee Company’s Paula Robertson, but the planet is never far from mind

There’s nothing lazy about life on the Lazy Crow Ranch.  A few clicks up the Pemberton Valley, Paula Robertson of Pemberton Valley Coffee Company artisan-roasts organic, shade-grown, fair-trade beans, and even rogue black bears get jazzed by the scent of her crackling coffee beans. A  home-based Pemberton business, Pemberton Valley Coffee Company works with an … Continue reading