North of Whistler
, along Highway 99 in Southwestern B.C., is Pemberton, the gateway to the British Columbia Interior. Tucked into a steep alpine valley with open ranges, glacier-fed lakes, rivers and mountains this farming, ranching and logging community boasts warm temperatures and major recreational opportunities. In the Pemberton area (easily accessible by road, air and train) visitors can go river rafting, soar in a glider, fish, hike, ride horses, take a jet boat trip and visit ghost towns and Indian archeological sites. In the town itself, you can see gold-rush exhibits in the museum or tour historical Indian homes. The town also offers cafes, art galleries and bed and breakfasts.