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- 2 hours from Vancouver
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3-bed, 2-bath house w/ 1-bed suite in The Glen
Pemberton is almost as far north of Whistler as Squamish is to the south, but the vibe amongst the three Sea to Sky towns could not be more different. The flat, fertile soil of the Lillooet River valley has made Pemberton seed potatoes famous, but over the past two decades an entire generation of creative growers and farmers has made “Pemby,” as the locals call it, a leading proponent of the farm-to-fork locavore movement. (Jordan Sturdy, the provincial MLA for the region, operates an organic farm nearby.)
Work: For those not employed in Whistler, farming, tourism and small businesses dominate the job scene. Though it’s hours away from the ocean, there’s a custom surfboard shaper in town.
Play: With the Coast Range mountains looming directly over-head, Pemberton offers truly off-the-charts adventure, including backcountry skiing via heli drop onto nearby Mount Currie and whitewater jet boating on the Lillooet River.
Culture: The agricultural bounty of the Pemberton valley is on display every August when local farmers and merchants host Slow Food Sunday, a celebration of cycling and locally grown produce.
Municipalities & Districts:
Pemberton – www.pemberton.ca
Listings in Pemberton
Discovery Dream Homes – discoverydreamhomes.com
Green Emerald Construction – greenemeraldinc.com
Pan-abode – panabode.com
Note: Population is listed by either municipality or region. Sample listing represents a home near the median average selling price in 2017. Real estate trend metric uses B.C. Assessment data for value and includes sales of all property types.