The Best of Pemberton 2011 


It's home to Olympic champions, world famous outdoor guides, award-winning eateries and more. But read on to find out what makes Pemberton really special and where and what the locals vote for as their favourite spots to hang out, recreate, eat and more.


Best view of Mount Currie


You get a great view of the majestic mountain that towers over the town when you go to just about any property on the south side of Highway 99 that travels through Pemberton. But one of the best places to go is Big Sky Golf and Country Club on Airport Road. There you can play a golf game in the shadow of one of the most iconic features that nature has bestowed on the Pemberton Valley. Other places you get a good view include the patio at the Mile One Eating House, the Black Squirrel restaurant in the Meadows at Pemberton Golf Course and the Cream Puff bike trail.


Best neighbourhood


You might say the voters in this category were afflicted by a little condition known as "vinyl fetish." That's at least one explanation for them picking the Glen as Pemberton's best neighbourhood. The residence for many a Pembertonian, it has long been distinguished from others by its houses and the vinyl siding, giving it the moniker "Vinyl Village." But it wasn't the only popular neighbourhood named here. Also ranking were the Pemberton Meadows, the Benchlands and Pioneer Junction.


Best party


It almost didn't happen this year, but Two Acre Shaker has triumphed as Pemberton's best party. Planned originally for a property in Mount Currie, the First Nations band there wouldn't allow it to happen on reserve so the organizers were left scrambling to hold it somewhere else. Eventually they settled on Old Kirk Becker's Farm, the venue that held it in years previous, and the party went down without a hitch. Revellers came from all over to get a taste of electronic music in a pastoral setting, with sounds bouncing off the mountains that surround the valley.


Best Pemberton trend


Anyone worried about Canada not repopulating itself fast enough need only take a single look at Pemberton, where babies are a big trend. The small, pedestrian-friendly community is a fitting one for young families, where kids can enjoy a skateboard park, water park, bike park and community centre, all within a few metres of each other, providing a great distraction for the kids as the adults sit back on benches and socialize. And its well known that babies absolutely dominate the Mount Currie Coffee Company at 11 a.m. on any given weekday.


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