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Best of Pemberton 2009

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Best Use Of Money

Finally Pembertonians have something nice to say about municipal spending! The community is really behind a new bike park/pump track next to the new Community Centre. And even though they have some gripes about the fact that kids are playing around beneath a long stretch of power lines, Pemberton is happy that its young people have a place to go and something to do.

This isn't the last recreational amenity the community is looking into. The Village is also chasing after some money for a skateboard park across the street from the bike park, creating an outdoor recreational corridor near the centre of town. Other mentions on this list included dinner at the Pony, Winterfest and 18 holes at the Meadows at Pemberton Golf Course.

 

Best View Of Mt. Currie

Mount Currie is Pemberton in a lot of ways, taking up an entire horizon and blocking out the sun at certain times of the day. If you're from Pemberton it's an iconic image that you're home, and if you're visiting it's the thing you go home talking about. Up top you can see skiing lines and ridges where avalanches have taken their toll on the rough terrain. Up top is a great place to do some extreme skiing but you better be an expert because the jagged terrain is unforgiving for newcomers. The avalanche risk is also there. "My deck" proved the best place to view the mountain, which you can see from pretty much anywhere in town. "Everywhere" came in at number two, followed closely by the Meadows at Pemberton Golf Course, North Arm Farm and various locations on Collins Road.

 

Best Way To Get An Aerial View Of Pemberton

Pemberton is as beautiful a place to see from above as from beneath. Soaring above the town, the terrain below is a veritable topographical map filled with towering peaks and lush mountain valleys. And the best place to see it all from above is by paragliding, whether you're jumping off the top of Mount Currie or from the paraglide launch near the MacKenzie Basin. A helicopter's a good way to see it too, as is the 19th Hole at Big Sky Golf and Country Club, if the survey is any indication. Other suggestions were to go past the Meadows at Pemberton, take the Grumpy Grouse bike trail or do some acid. We can't endorse the latter.