Snow Shoeing in Pemberton

The Sea to Sky Country backcountry roads and trails are ideal for winter wonderland exploring on snowshoes. If you are planning on snowshoeing to an alpine lake, trekking out to a warming hut in the mountains or setting out to a peak with some snowboards, you will find it all here in Pemberton.

The great thing about snowshoeing is that anyone can do it, the equipment is minimal and the cost affordable. Even the coldest of days require you to wear little more than a base layer under your street clothes, a set of winter boots (such as Sorels or winter hiking boots) and a winter jacket.

There are many easy, scenic snowshoeing routes are approachable within minutes of the Village of Pemberton. Here are some suggestions:

Shadow Lake

Midway between Pemberton and Whistler, has a network of trails that take visitors through old- and second-growth forest in one of the area’s original interpretative forests. This is a great place to explore for an hour or two.

Farm Road

Farm Road is the first road you come once you cross the Lillooet River traveling from Pemberton to Mt. Currie. Turn left, travel to the end of the road, hang a left onto an old gravel road and park at the first pullout. This is great beginner terrain with spectacular valley views.

Also at the end of Farm Road is the gravel pit. Cross the gravel path to the north and follow the path along the Festival Grounds — a lovely, treed route that’s magnificent on a sunny day.

Joffre & Birkenhead Lakes

For those wanting to get out from under the branches and enjoy some wide-open spaces, picturesque Joffre and Birkenhead frozen lakes are perfect.

If the backcountry’s calling your name, there are many access points within a 45-minute drive. Both Joffree and Birkenhead lake parks offer access into the backcountry, as does the end of end of Pemberton Meadows Road, just 25 km out of town.

Click on the links below for more information and trails for snow shoeing in the area:

Cayoosh Snowshoeing near Pemberton, BC

Snowshoeing - Whistler, BC Region

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