This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Pemberton. To help you make friends with Pemberton before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Pemberton is located about three hours north of Vancouver, just past Whistler, along Highway 99, also knowns as the Sea to Sky Highway. Pemberton is a cute town with some good hostels, surrounded by the British Columbian Mountain range, many national parks, hot springs, and backcountry skiing opportunities. Pemberton is generally less touristic than nearby Whistler, however there are still plenty of activities to keep you busy, particularly if you enjoy the outdoors, hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, or even just the local country life. There are also plenty of good local breweries, distilleries, and organic local farms and produce available in the area.
Lodges, hotels, and -- during summer -- camping, are the most popular accommodation options, however hostels in Pemberton are also beginning to pop up in the area, making it more affordable for the solo traveler. While Pemberton can be quite expensive, it generally is cheaper than the nearby ski resort town of Whistler, as well as being cheaper than Vancouver. Accommodation and hostels are generally good, with great customer service, and great facilities and amenities. Breakfast may be included, however there are also many good breakfast options in the town. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, linen, parking, and phone services are all common amenities provided by most accommodation establishments in Pemberton.
Pemberton is a small, relaxing town, situated right in the mountain ranges, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It provides a "great escape," and most visitors find themselves feeling like they are miles away from city life. Its close proximity to Vancouver means that you can escape for the day, or for a long weekend.
Written by local enthusiast for Pemberton hostelsKelly Sheldrick