It’s a Big Event Weekend in the Sea-to-Sky

Date Posted: June 17, 2015

Racers get ready! Get set! Go! This weekend is going to be a busy one in the Sea-to-Sky corridor with each community hosting a big event.

Squamish – Test of Metal

Where: Squamish

When: June 20, 2015

What: Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race

Squamish Test of Metal Mountain Bike Race Event

The Test of Metal is one of Squamish’s biggest and most popular cross-country mountain bike races. Now in its 20th year, there will nearly 1,000 riders participating in this grueling test of strength, stamina, and endurance. The 67 kilometer course will include over 1,200 meters of climbing and 35 kilometers along the single-track trails of Squamish.

Average competitors can expect to finish the course in about 4 hours while the fastest riders aim for a time of about 2.5 hours.

For the thousands of spectators who come out to cheer on the riders and participate in the festivities there will be vendors (including food trucks and beer garden) at the finish line at the Loggers Sports Grounds. Spectators can also take part in the CrossFit Squamish Strength in Stone competition or the Celebrity Challenge.

In addition to the main event, young riders can participate in the Mini-Metal on Sunday morning and downhill riders will compete in the Rockstar Invitational on Sunday afternoon.

Where are the best viewing spots: The race begins at Brennan Park at 11 AM. Make sure you are there in lots of time to get a good viewing spot for the start. A shuttle will be available to take spectators to the Powerhouse Zone and from there to the Finish Line. Or, set yourself up anywhere along the 35 kilometer single-track portion of the course.

Whistler – Tough Mudder

Where: Whistler Olympic Park

When: June 20 & 21, 2015

What: An extreme 10 – 12 mile obstacle course

The Tough Mudder Pledge: I understand that the Tough Mudder is not a race but a Challenge. I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time. I do not whine. I help my fellow mudders complete the course. I overcome all fears.

Whistler Tough Mudder Event

The Tough Mudder is exactly what it promises – TOUGH! This 10 to 12 mile obstacle course, designed by the British Special Forces, will test your physical strength, mental grit, and most importantly your team-work and camaraderie. No participant is left behind and the course is not timed. Instead the focus is on overcoming all the challenges by working together and pushing through.

Participants register in teams and must work together with their team, and everyone else, as the climb steep hills, wade through freezing water, crawl through mud, scale walls, jump from heights, run through electricity, and battle unforgiving man-made obstacles you won’t find anywhere else. It is not easy and finishing is its own glorious reward.

Participants need to have strength, edurance, agility, and cardio, cardio, cardio! Even spectators should come prepared with a change of cloths and be ready to scream and cheer their friends, colleagues, and all participants on.

Pemberton – BarnBurner Triple

Where: Pemberton

When: June 20, 2015

What: A trail running race

Pemberton Barn Burner Triple Running Race Event

The inaugural BarnBurner Triple is a grass roots event that will take runners over some of Pemberton’s favourit, world-renowned trails. Runners are able to choose between 10, 15, and 25 kilometer courses that follow 3 distinct courses. They can complete the distance individually or run it as a relay with a team.

The race will begin at the new Pemberton Community Barn and will showcase the best of what Pemberton has to offer, including spectacular vistas, technical single-track trails, steep inclines, and flowing descents. In its first year, organizers estimate 150 to 200 participants from all over BC, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond.


Pemberton Winterfest Returns

Date Posted: January 8, 2015

Pemberton Winterfest Community Event

Celebrate the spirit of winter and community in Pemberton, BC

This year Pemberton Winterfest returns to One Mile Lake from January 16 – 18. This 3-day annual event is a true celebration of what makes Pemberton so special – a spectacular setting and a vibrant community. This is a chance to kick up your heels and embrace winter in a family-friendly festival with events and entertainment not to miss. Some of this year’s events include pick-up hockey, ice skating, ice fishing, curling, snow painting, and more. In addition, there will be a daily bon fire, music, and food concession, including ‘You Roast’ Hot Dogs & S’Mores.

The Polar Bear Swim

Are you ready to take the plunge? Slip into your best bathing suite or costume and be ready for a dip in the icy waters of One Mile Like at 12 Noon on Sunday January 18th. Be there or be….warm? Don’t worry, there will be hot chocolate for all those who brave the waters – don’t forget a nice warm towel and dry clothes.

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Outdoor Movies

There will be a free screening of an outdoor movie every day of the festival at 6:00 PM. For extra enjoyment, pack a thermos of hot chocolate and throw some popcorn in a bag to enjoy throughout the show. On Friday the movie will be followed by fireworks at 8:00 PM and on Saturday it will be followed by the lighting of the Pemberton Wish Lanterns at 700 PM.

Pemberton Winterfest Community Event

Getting There

Free shuttles will run  every 15 minutes on January 16 & 17 between 4:00 PM and 8:30 PM. The pick-up location for the shuttle is at the Pemberton Valley Lodge and the Pemberton Community Centre.

Parking will be available at the Old Highway Yard behind the Visitor Centre and at the Pemberton Community Centre. The parking lots at One Mile Lake will be closed.

For a full schedule of events please visit the Pemberton Winterfest website.

UPDATE

Please note that the dates for this event have changed. Pemberton Winterfest will now run from January 23 to January 24.


 


The Pemberton Music Festival

Date Posted: July 21, 2014

Music Fills the Air in Pemberton

After 6 years, this year marked the return of the Pemberton Music Festival and for 4 days (plus 1 day in Whistler) 20,000 people flocked the the festival grounds. Now that we are living in Pemberton, I had a fantastic time enjoying the music from my very own viewing stage.

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The Pemberton Spring Gala

Date Posted: April 24, 2014

It is time to party for a good cause in Pemberton!

On Saturday April 23rd get ready to have a good time and raise funds for the Downtown Community Barn in Pemberton. There will be a 9 hole golf tournament at the Meadows Golf Course at 3:30 for all the golf enthusiasts. All the other fun begins at 6pm at the Black Squirrel Restaurant where there will be live music, a silent auction, and more!

Gala

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