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

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


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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Closed for the season

We're now closed for the winter. We'll reopen in May 2015. See you then!

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.


The Country Fair, Sunday September 7th 2014, 11am to 3pm

This annual event is hosted by the Pemberton Museum with partners, The Pemberton Women's Institute, The Pemberton Public Library and the Pemberton Arts Council.  The Country Fair is a wonderful day out with friends and family at the museum. The event runs from 11am to 3pm. Admission is by donation at the gate.

Fun for seniors, families, visitors and locals alike, the Country Fair is a long-running annual event that showcases the agricultural heart and community of "Spud Valley". Come for local produce, entertainment and good old fashioned fun. This year the Pemberton Library will be offering children's activities during the Fair. Everyone is welcome!

Vendors - Use this form to register for a table at the Fair.


See our Events page for more details

Tea & Tales 2014

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

July 8th: "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 (Roy will also present at 7pm at the library)

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

August 12th: "Squamish, Pemberton and the Northwest Passage by Rail" with Eric Anderson. (Eric will also present Emily Carr's PGE Railway Trip in 1933 at 7pm at the Pemberton & Distric Library)

August 19th: Tea & no Tale


Latest News

Merry Christmas

The Pemberton & District Museum & Archives Society would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years. Here is a little bit of Pemberton’s Christmas history:
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Remembrance Day 2014

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day. Celebrated on November 11th, this date honours those that have sacrificed for their nation by going to war. Remember to wear a poppy and donate.
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A salute to soldiers at the Royal Canadian Legion branch #201

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Canada 150th Anniversary (1867-2014)

On the road to the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we will mark a broad range of significant anniversaries and accomplishments that have made Canada the united, prosperous and free country it is today. In 2014 these will include the start of the First World War, the 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War, the bicentennial of Sir George-Étienne Cartier's birth and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences.
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