The Pemberton Museum collects, preserves, and displays artifacts connected with the human history of Pemberton & District.

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A Moment In History

Welcome To The New Website

The Pemberton Museum has over 2000 artifacts, 2000 photographs and over 20 meters of archival and reference materials that have been collected since 1982. Our mandate is to collect, preserve and display artifacts associated with human activity in the District.

We have upgraded our website to better serve our community and to deliver on our mandate to provide public access to our collections.  This project was made possible thanks to funding received from Heritage Canada through the Museum Assistance Program in 2013.

We will be adding content to the Collections area over the next year and we hope you enjoy the improved searchability of our online content.  

Thanks to Ben Groulx, Robert Valcourt, and Roy McClean of Custom Fit Online for the creation and ongoing support of our website.

Guided Tours

Tours will give you information about the settlement of pioneers in the Pemberton area. It will give you a better idea of why and how it all started here!

We offer two different Tours:

  •  Tours on site will last about half an hour (30 min) around the building and different exhibits.
  • Walking tours off site will last about an hour (1 h) and will bring you downtown and show you different historic buildings.


Suggested donation: 2$ per person or 10$ per group

Interested? Come to the Pemberton Museum to learn more about those Tours!


Summer 2014

** The Museum's hours of operation on Wednesday (Farmer's Market) evenings will be from 10am-6:30pm** 

The museum is open for the summer from 9 am-5 pm. 

Closed: Sunday July 27th, Monday August 4th, Sunday August 17th.

School Groups:  please Contact Us to arrange a visit.

Available for Private Events & Conferences

The museum site is available for private events. The site has been used for photography shoots, movies, weddings, private dinners or luncheons. Please contact us directly for rates and use agreement terms

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Research & Reproductions

The Pemberton museum supports research and reproduction requests on a year-round basis.  Please see the About Us page for more information about our holdings and research/reproduction terms of use and fees.  Please Contact Us to arrange a visit.


Tea & Tales 2014

The popular Tea & Tales program begins Tues July 8th and runs every Tuesday from 2-4pm until August 19th. Watch this page for the Tale line-up once speakers and topics are confirmed. Admission is $2.

July 08th-"The Railrodder" a silent film starring Buster Keaton

July 15th- "Memories of the Railroad" with Chief Leonard Andrew

July 22nd-"Rail Tales from the Telegraph" with Jim Watson & Trevor Mills

July 29th-"Memories of a Conductor" with Roy Crowston

August 5th-"Twilight on the Rails" a film by a film by Kevin EuDaly and C.J. Johnson

August 12th- "Squamish Railway History" with Eric Anderson

August 19th- TBD





Latest News

Tea and Tales July 15th

Last week was the second Tea & Tales of the summer. We had about 30 people attend the second tea of the season. Due to the 100th anniversary of the Railway coming to Pemberton, our main focus this year is the history of the railway. We had Chief Leonard Andrew come in to present his Memories of the Railway in the Pemberton Valley. Leonard also spoke about The Barney House (owned by Eddy Thevarge) and the Sam Jim house and told us some stories about Eddy Thevarge and Sam Jim.
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July 20th : BC Joins the Confederation of Canada.

On this day in history, July 20th, 1871, British Columbia joined the confederation of Canada, effectively ending its time as a colony.
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Tea & Tales: The Railrodder & Buster Keaton Rides again

Last week was the first Tea & Tales of the summer. We had about 25 people attend the first tea of the season. Due to the 100th anniversary of the Railway coming to Pemberton, our main focus this year is the history of the railway. First we showed "The Railrodder". The Railrodder is a 1965 short comedy film starring Buster Keaton in one of his final film roles. Secondly we showed "Buster Keaton Rides Again". Buster Keaton Rides Again is a 1965 documentary film about the filming of Buster Keaton's film The Railrodder, which was also released in 1965.
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Welcoming Our New Summer Student!

We are happy to welcome our new summer student of 2014!
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