The Pemberton Museum collects, preserves, and displays artifacts connected with the human history of Pemberton & District.Research the archives Learn about the museum
A Moment In History
Pemberton & District BC Canada
The Pemberton Museum has over 2,000 artifacts, 2,000 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 continue to add content to the Collections online and we hope you enjoy the improved searchability of our website.
Open May 20th-November 21st
July: July 1st (Canada Day)
July 14th-17th (Pemberton Music Festival)
August 1st (BC Day)
August 21st (Slow Food Cycle)
September 5th (Labour Day)
Available for Private Events & Conferences
The museum site is available for private events. The site has been used for photography shoots, movies, small weddings, private dinners or luncheons. We have special rates for local not-for-profit groups. Please contact us directly for rates and use agreement terms.Learn more
The Museum Opens May 20th 2016
Research & Reproductions
See our Events page for more details
Tea & Tales 2016
The popular Tea & Tales program begins Tues July 12th and runs every Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM until August 23rd. This year's theme is "In the First Person" and will feature locally written family histories and autobiographies from local participants and the museum archives. Admission is $2.
Here is the June Newsletter for your reading enjoyment. Please note that the Laurie Laursen memorial will be held at the Legion tomorrow, Saturday June 18th from 2pm-3:30pm.
read more »
First School Group Visits
On May 25th the museum welcomed Mrs Siblock's grade 3/4 class. The kids had lot of fun exploring the grounds, doing the scavenger hunt and learning all about Pemberton's history!
read more »
Annual Strawberry Tea
The annual Strawberry Tea happened this past Tuesday, June 14th. As always, the Women's Institute put on a great event, and the strawberry shortcake was delicious! All around, it was a great day. We saw 160 people stream through the museum's gates to enjoy their delicious treats. The W.I. also delivered a record 296 pre-ordered shortcakes around town. All the hard work put in by the Pemberton W.I. paid off in another successful and tasty Strawberry Tea. We send a big thank you from all of us to the Pemberton W.I.!
read more »
Museum Fundraiser: Cruiser Bike Poker Run Contest
The Pemberton & District Museum & Archives Society held a new event on Saturday June 4th. We ran our very first Cruiser Bike Poker Run. The event saw approximately 20 people participate. It was a very busy weekend for locals with the Mt. Currie PowWow, The Pemberton 4x4 Rally, Youth Soccer Tournament and the Half Marathon in Whistler.
The smaller event gave volunteers and staff an opportunity to get familiar with this new event. Winners were: Sue Ross (highest hand), Amy Ross (lowest hand) and they generously donated their winnings to the museum. All participants won a draw prize and left with smiles on their faces. David Steers was on site to take photographs for the event.
The Museum would like to give a big shoutout to our wonderful volunteers! Thank you so much to Grace Chadsey, Betty Mercer, Judy and Stu Mc Nolty, Florence Bilenduke, Rolande Midgley, Brenda McLeod, Monique Midgley, and Dyana Andoin.
We would like to thank the several businesses that donated prizes. A big thank you to Twisted Whisker, Frontier Pharmacy, Animal Barn and Pemberton Valley Supermarket. Thanks for your donations and support!
read more »