Pemberton, British Columbia

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Currie and his native crew, as the Pemberton Trail and was the only route to the coast. In 1901 Carl A. Hartzell wrote to the ''Daily Province'' stating that 20,000 acres of Pemberton land were out of reach of flood and than an acre in the driest sections could produce 1500 lbs of grain or 12 tons potatoes. Charles Barbour, lamented in the same newspaper, that the government’s lack of foresight in failing to build a road from the coast to Pemberton prevented annual production


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was becoming a reality and land values rose to $100 an acre. The railway company planned two townsites; Pemberton, and Newport (quickly renamed Squamish) but in 1912 the company ran out of funding. The Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company soon picked up the pieces and by 1912 advertisements suggested that one crop might pay for the "ideal little farms" created by the subdivision of the former John Currie property at Agerton. Readers were assured that "the day the railway arrives land will sell for $500 to $1000 per acre". The first train from Squamish reached Pemberton on Oct 29th, 1914. The Pemberton Station platform was a structure of "rough planks on a sea of roots" but the general roughness was of little concern to settlers boarding the first passenger train south. Decker ''et al'', pp. 115–120 Finally a link to the coast and access to Vancouver markets made permanent settlement possible. Very soon after railway completion many families arrived to settle and more came after WW1. Despite the richness of the agricultural land permanent settlement remained a challenge due to spring and fall flood events and many new settlers lost everything, choosing to pick up and seek their fortunes elsewhere. Flood control In 1947 the Pemberton Dyking District was formed to manage drainage and flood control in the Pemberton Valley. The organization initiated the dyking and straightening of the Lillooet River and its tributaries, Ryan and Miller Creeks; and the lowering of Lillooet Lake via a Tri-Partite agreement with Federal and Provincial governments. The program was administered via the Post-War Rehabilitation Council and the drainage project was carried out under the Prairie Farmer’s Rehabilitation Act. The new land made available by the drainage project brought a rush of new settlers in the late 1940-1950’s. New modern services also encouraged the purchase of old run down farms and the new government land. Telephone service Pemberton is serviced by TELUS and Shaw Communications for local telephone service as well as broadband internet and digital TV services. Rogers, TELUS and Bell Mobility offer cellular service in the region as well. Electricity and a road to the south In 1951 Electricity came to Pemberton, from the Bridge River Power Project at Seton in the north and through to the U.S. in the south. The hydro tower access road, followed the old Pemberton Trail and became a rudimentary access route to the south for service vehicles and the adventurous. The Pemberton Board of Trade first began lobbying efforts for a road to the south as early as 1933. It wasn’t until the development of Whistler as a ski resort in tandem with the Garibaldi Development Association bid for the 1966 Olympics, that the impetus was provided to the Highways Department to extend and improve the narrow gravel road north from Whistler to Pemberton in 1964. In 1969 the road was blacktopped and Pemberton became the northern terminus of the longest north south highway in North America, extending from the Baja in Mexico, through the U.S. via route 1. '''Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park''' is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located in the Lillooet Country region to the northeast of Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia) and immediately northwest of Birkenhead Peak and Gates Lake (aka Birken Lake) at the community of Birken (Birken, British Columbia). '''Nairn Falls Provincial Park''' is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada located on the Green River (Green River (British Columbia)) adjacent to British Columbia Highway 99 and the Canadian National Railway line just south of Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia) and less than twenty minutes north of the resort town of Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia). The 170 hectare park was established in 1966, shortly after the highway's opening, to protect and enhance visitor access to Nairn Falls, a double waterfall connected by a small canyon which throttles the flow of the Green River (Green River (British Columbia)) just before its accession to the lowlands of the Pemberton Valley and its confluence with the Lillooet River just above that river's estuary into Lillooet Lake. Emergency medical communication centres The BCAS operates four Communication centres located throughout the province. The Vancouver Island Communications Centre (VICC), located in Victoria British Columbia is responsible for all ground ambulance deployment for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands; the Lower Mainland Region Ambulance Communication Centre (LMRACC) deploys all ground ambulances in the Lower Mainland (i.e., Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley Regional District), the Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast, British Columbia), as far east as Boston Bar (Boston Bar, British Columbia) and as far north as Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia); and the Interior and Northern BC Communications Centre (INBCCC) deploys resources to the remainder of the province, including the southern interior (Okanagan, Cariboo & Kootenays) and northern BC (Skeena, Northern Interior & Peace Regions, representing west-central, east-central and northern areas of the province, respectively). The fourth Communication centre, the Provincial Air Ambulance Coordination Centre (PAACC), is located in Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) and has responsibility for coordinating and deploying of all air ambulance resources, whether they are used for scene responses, or for inter-facility transfers. The creek originates in the Cadwallader Ranges, below Prospector Peaks, and flows southeast into Anderson Lake (Anderson Lake (British Columbia)) near D'Arcy (D'Arcy, British Columbia), which is about midway between Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia) and Lillooet (Lillooet, British Columbia) along the rail line (British Columbia Railway). Political career In 1962, Davis was elected to the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Coast—Capilano, a riding which stretched from Deep Cove in North Vancouver to Powell River (Powell River, British Columbia) and Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia). A member of the then-minority Liberal Party of Canada, he was re-elected in the following year in the train of the national Liberal victory and was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. Davis was re-elected in the Canadian federal elections of 1965 and 1968 (now in the riding of Capilano (Capilano (electoral district)) (electoral district) and 1972. A cabinet minister in the government of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, he was Minister without Portfolio, Minister of Fisheries, Minister of Fisheries and Forestry, and the first Minister of the Environment in the English-speaking world. He was defeated in the Canadian federal election of 1974.


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Ranges north of the rail line. High summer temperatures and the pronounced water deficits during the growing season are the norm. Fauna Mammals: *Bears: Grizzly & Black Bear see Whistler, British Columbia *Big Cats: Canada Lynx, Bobcat & their Hybrids (See Genetic monitoring & Felid hybrid)... Cougar


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Highway 97 just north of Cache Creek. *In another usage, a ''skookum'' is a variety of mountain giant (giant (mythology)) or monster, similar to the Sasquatch or Bigfoot. In the surviving Chinuk-Wawa (Chinook Jargon) spoken in Grand Ronde, Oregon, this variant is pronounced differently - ''skoo-KOOM'', but when used in English with this meaning it is pronounced the same way as the "big and strong" meaning. A derivative usage of the skookum-as-monster context was the application of the name to a souvenir doll, simply called "a skookum", once common in tourist areas such as gift shops. *Skookum, either alone or in the combination skookumchuck, occurs in dozens of placenames (List of Chinook Jargon placenames) throughout the Pacific Northwest region and beyond. A short form used with personal names, "Skook", is found on the map of British Columbia at Mount Skook Davidson near the confluence of the Kechika (Kechika River) and Gataga Rivers in northern British Columbia and Mount Skook Jim, near the head of the Stein River in the northern Lillooet Ranges between Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia) and Lytton (Lytton, British Columbia). Local lore in any area of British Columbia may have a Skookum Charlie or a Skookum Brown - the most famous of such nicknames was that of Skookum Jim, one of the co-discoverers of the Klondike (Klondike, Yukon) goldfields in the Yukon. *There is also a breed of purebred cat called a Skookum (Skookum (cat)). *The unrelated marine tidal rapids at Skookumchuck Narrows — ''the'' Skookumchuck, as it is the largest and most powerful of the British Columbia Coast's saltwater rapids — are several hundred kilometres west on the province's Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast, British Columbia), where the narrow mouth of Sechelt Inlet spills out that fjord's contents into Jervis Inlet. *The native community and historic Catholic mission ghost town of Skookumchuck Hot Springs, also known as Skatin (Skatin First Nation) in the St'at'imcets (Lillooet) language, lies on the Lillooet River south of Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia), about 20 miles nearly due east of the resort of Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia) on the inland side of the Garibaldi Ranges. '''Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park''' is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located in the Lillooet Country region to the northeast of Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia) and immediately northwest of Birkenhead Peak and Gates Lake (aka Birken Lake) at the community of Birken (Birken, British Columbia). '''Nairn Falls Provincial Park''' is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada located on the Green River (Green River (British Columbia)) adjacent to British Columbia Highway 99 and the Canadian National Railway line just south of Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia) and less than twenty minutes north of the resort town of Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia). The 170 hectare park was established in 1966, shortly after the highway's opening, to protect and enhance visitor access to Nairn Falls, a double waterfall connected by a small canyon which throttles the flow of the Green River (Green River (British Columbia)) just before its accession to the lowlands of the Pemberton Valley and its confluence with the Lillooet River just above that river's estuary into Lillooet Lake. Emergency medical communication centres The BCAS operates four Communication centres located throughout the province. The Vancouver Island Communications Centre (VICC), located in Victoria British Columbia is responsible for all ground ambulance deployment for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands; the Lower Mainland Region Ambulance Communication Centre (LMRACC) deploys all ground ambulances in the Lower Mainland (i.e., Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley Regional District), the Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast, British Columbia), as far east as Boston Bar (Boston Bar, British Columbia) and as far north as Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia); and the Interior and Northern BC Communications Centre (INBCCC) deploys resources to the remainder of the province, including the southern interior (Okanagan, Cariboo & Kootenays) and northern BC (Skeena, Northern Interior & Peace Regions, representing west-central, east-central and northern areas of the province, respectively). The fourth Communication centre, the Provincial Air Ambulance Coordination Centre (PAACC), is located in Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) and has responsibility for coordinating and deploying of all air ambulance resources, whether they are used for scene responses, or for inter-facility transfers. The creek originates in the Cadwallader Ranges, below Prospector Peaks, and flows southeast into Anderson Lake (Anderson Lake (British Columbia)) near D'Arcy (D'Arcy, British Columbia), which is about midway between Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia) and Lillooet (Lillooet, British Columbia) along the rail line (British Columbia Railway). Political career In 1962, Davis was elected to the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Coast—Capilano, a riding which stretched from Deep Cove in North Vancouver to Powell River (Powell River, British Columbia) and Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia). A member of the then-minority Liberal Party of Canada, he was re-elected in the following year in the train of the national Liberal victory and was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. Davis was re-elected in the Canadian federal elections of 1965 and 1968 (now in the riding of Capilano (Capilano (electoral district)) (electoral district) and 1972. A cabinet minister in the government of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, he was Minister without Portfolio, Minister of Fisheries, Minister of Fisheries and Forestry, and the first Minister of the Environment in the English-speaking world. He was defeated in the Canadian federal election of 1974.


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hitching posts all round town to tie up your horses. There are almost 200 km 124 miles of free trails in the Pemberton Valley System. A water proof map printed on "Plastic Paper" is published by The Pemberton Valley Trail Association & can be purchase at Bike Co. in Pemberton - funds raised go to the trails association. Education The School District 48 Sea to Sky operates public schools in the region. The ''Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique'' operates one Francophone primary school in that city: ''école de la Vallée-de-Pemberton''. "Carte des écoles." ''Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britanique''. Retrieved on 22 January 2015. Pemberton Festivals On July 25–27, 2008, Pemberton hosted the Pemberton Festival, which had a musical lineup of 66 acts including Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Tragically Hip, Death Cab for Cutie, Vampire Weekend, Metric (Metric (band)), and Interpol (Interpol (band)). The festival was the first to be held in the valley since the Stein Voices for the Wilderness Festivals of 1989-90, held in nearby Mount Currie (Mount Currie, British Columbia), which drew over 35,000 people, the largest number of people in the valley since the gold rush. Its roster of artists included Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, and Spirit of the West.In 2008 the Pemberton Festival produced by Live Nation. Pemberton Music Festival was re-organized in 2014 by New Orleans-based company, HUKA Entertainment. The event took place July 16–20, 2014 and brought in over 30,000 attendees over the span of five days. http: pembertonmusicfestival.com news pemberton-music-festival-concludes The festival featured multiple stages of live entertainment, with different genres including rock (rock music), indie rock, hip hop (hip hop music), electronic (electronic music), heavy metal (heavy metal music), and comedy (stand-up comedy). On April 9, 2014, HUKA Entertainment announced the inaugural lineup, which included Outkast, Kendrick Lamar, Above & Beyond (Above & Beyond (band)), Deadmau5, Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dogg and others. http: pembertonmusicfestival.com news pemberton-music-festival-announced '''Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park''' is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located in the Lillooet Country region to the northeast of Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia) and immediately northwest of Birkenhead Peak and Gates Lake (aka Birken Lake) at the community of Birken (Birken, British Columbia). '''Nairn Falls Provincial Park''' is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada located on the Green River (Green River (British Columbia)) adjacent to British Columbia Highway 99 and the Canadian National Railway line just south of Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia) and less than twenty minutes north of the resort town of Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia). The 170 hectare park was established in 1966, shortly after the highway's opening, to protect and enhance visitor access to Nairn Falls, a double waterfall connected by a small canyon which throttles the flow of the Green River (Green River (British Columbia)) just before its accession to the lowlands of the Pemberton Valley and its confluence with the Lillooet River just above that river's estuary into Lillooet Lake. Emergency medical communication centres The BCAS operates four Communication centres located throughout the province. The Vancouver Island Communications Centre (VICC), located in Victoria British Columbia is responsible for all ground ambulance deployment for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands; the Lower Mainland Region Ambulance Communication Centre (LMRACC) deploys all ground ambulances in the Lower Mainland (i.e., Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley Regional District), the Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast, British Columbia), as far east as Boston Bar (Boston Bar, British Columbia) and as far north as Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia); and the Interior and Northern BC Communications Centre (INBCCC) deploys resources to the remainder of the province, including the southern interior (Okanagan, Cariboo & Kootenays) and northern BC (Skeena, Northern Interior & Peace Regions, representing west-central, east-central and northern areas of the province, respectively). The fourth Communication centre, the Provincial Air Ambulance Coordination Centre (PAACC), is located in Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) and has responsibility for coordinating and deploying of all air ambulance resources, whether they are used for scene responses, or for inter-facility transfers. The creek originates in the Cadwallader Ranges, below Prospector Peaks, and flows southeast into Anderson Lake (Anderson Lake (British Columbia)) near D'Arcy (D'Arcy, British Columbia), which is about midway between Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia) and Lillooet (Lillooet, British Columbia) along the rail line (British Columbia Railway). Political career In 1962, Davis was elected to the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Coast—Capilano, a riding which stretched from Deep Cove in North Vancouver to Powell River (Powell River, British Columbia) and Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia). A member of the then-minority Liberal Party of Canada, he was re-elected in the following year in the train of the national Liberal victory and was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. Davis was re-elected in the Canadian federal elections of 1965 and 1968 (now in the riding of Capilano (Capilano (electoral district)) (electoral district) and 1972. A cabinet minister in the government of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, he was Minister without Portfolio, Minister of Fisheries, Minister of Fisheries and Forestry, and the first Minister of the Environment in the English-speaking world. He was defeated in the Canadian federal election of 1974.


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are prohibitive and the service only stops locally in Lillooet. Shalalth remains without easy road access to the outside world, the only two routes in and out of the valley being extremely difficult mountain roads - the Mission Mountain Road (Mission Mountain), and a powerline road along Anderson Lake (Anderson Lake (British Columbia)) known as the High-Line Road, leading to the native and recreational community of D'Arcy (N'quatqua) at the farther end of that lake, which connects


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hitching posts all round town to tie up your horses. There are almost 200 km 124 miles of free trails in the Pemberton Valley System. A water proof map printed on "Plastic Paper" is published by The Pemberton Valley Trail Association & can be purchase at Bike Co. in Pemberton - funds raised go to the trails association. Education The School District 48 Sea to Sky operates public schools in the region. The '' Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie


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Early European exploration In 1827, Hudson's Bay men first penetrated the valleys of the Birkenhead (Birkenhead River) and Lillooet Rivers. Frances Ermantinger arrived then by way of Seton and Anderson Lakes, and James Murray Yale came three years later, having made the trip north from Fort Langley. In all likelihood both men were searching for a safe route for fur brigades from Kamloops and Fort Langley, for a route to bypass the lower Fraser River canyons. In 1846, Alexander Caulfield Anderson traveled through this country with the same purpose: to decide if company horses could make their way from the Fraser to present day Mount Currie (Mount Currie, British Columbia) and on, by way of Lillooet (Lillooet Lake) and Harrison Lakes, to Fort Langley (Fort Langley, British Columbia). By then, as of the Oregon Treaty, the lower Columbia River, the main link with the Interior (British Columbia Interior), was American, and for that reason Governor Simpson (George Simpson (administrator)) considered a new route “most highly important”. The men traveled on foot and by canoe from Kamloops to the south end of the lake named for the leader (Anderson Lake (Anderson Lake (British Columbia))). Seton Lake was named for an officer named Alexander Seton, a relative of A.C. Anderson and who served as Lieutenant colonel on the ''HMS Birkenhead (HMS Birkenhead (1845))'' was the ship Seton served on sunk off the coast of Africa (famous for being the first time "women and children first" was heard). The exploration party continued by what Anderson described as a “very good trail”, and camped overnight at the Birkenhead River. The next day, following the Birkenhead River, they reached the Mount Currie area by late afternoon. The route was never used by the Company, which chose to build the Brigade Trail from Hope via passes over the Cascade Mountains to the east of the Fraser Canyon to reach Fort Kamloops. The gold rush era In 1858 the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush began and some 30,000 miners began the trek through traditional Lil'wat and upper St'at'imc territory to the goldfields at Lillooet, then known as Cayoosh Flat. Many miners who reached the goldfields in the summer of 1858 intended to stay the winter and this created an urgent problem for Governor Douglas of Vancouver Island. The miners needed food and that food had to be transported to regions above the lower canyons of the Fraser, where there were no roads. Because he knew that twelve years earlier A.C. Anderson had traveled from Lillooet by a chain of lakes to Fort Langley, Governor Douglas asked for a survey a route linking all lakes between the north end of Harrison Lake and the Fraser. The total length of trail would be just over sixty-eight miles, the total length of all lakes nearly fifty-six miles. Five hundred miners eager to reach the gold-bearing Fraser River bars volunteered to build the trail, and were charged $5 each for the privilege of doing so, in the form of a deposit to be refunded in exchange for goods upon completion. They established Port Douglas (Port Douglas, British Columbia) and constructed a trail called Douglas Portage to the north end of Lillooet Lake and called it Port Pemberton. This was the first public works project in the newly formed Crown Colony of British Columbia and is also known as the Harrison-Lillooet Trail, the Lillooet Trail, the Lakes Route, or the Douglas Trail. Those who were here first The Pemberton Valley lies in the traditional territory of Lil'wat Nation who have lived on these lands for thousands of years. Potatoes have been grown in the Pemberton Valley since the earliest days. Decker ''et al'', pp. 19–20. Joe Joseph says that the land he inherited from his grandmother grew the first potatoes in the valley and that before the Gold Rush, when she was six, his grandmother had traveled to the coast with relatives and there visited a Mount Currie woman who had moved away from the valley and was then living somewhere in the Lower Mainland, perhaps around Fort Langley. When Joe’s grandmother and her relatives were leaving to return to the Mt.Currie homes, the woman they had visited gave them a pail of “skinny, long, lady finger” potatoes, and said to plant them all that year, but to save the whole crop the first year and plant that crop with coming of the second spring. Then, she said, the Mount Currie people could eat some of the potatoes they would dig the next fall. The returning visitors followed directions because the cultivation of domestic potatoes fitted well into the gardening practices of native women who dug them with forked sticks, and early miners making their way north to the Fraser River gold fields starred in astonishment at the potato fields of Joe’s ancestors. Early


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in 2003. The ''Whistler Mountaineer'' runs from Vancouver to nearby Whistler Creekside. A two car passenger-train provides railbus service besides daily round-trip service between Seton Portage and Lillooet, stopping also in Shalalth, limited service farther south to the Ponderosa Ranch (near D'Arcy (D'Arcy, British Columbia)) and may be chartered to run past the Ponderosa Ranch to D'Arcy, which is forty-five minutes north of Pemberton at the head of Anderson Lake (British

Pemberton, British Columbia

'''Pemberton''' is a village municipality north of Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia) in the Pemberton Valley of British Columbia in Canada, with a population of 2,192. url http: www12.statcan.ca english census06 data profiles community Details Page.cfm?Lang E&Geo1 CSD&Code1 5931012&Geo2 PR&Code2 59&Data Count&SearchText pemberton&SearchType Begins&SearchPR 01&B1 All& title Pemberton, British Columbia (Village) work Community Profiles, Canada 2006 Census publisher Statistics Canada accessdate 2008-07-27 Until the 1960s the village could be accessed only by train but that changed when Highway 99 (British Columbia Highway 99) was built through Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia) (then named Alta Lake (Alta Lake, British Columbia)) and Pemberton.

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