Pemberton, B.C. Almanac

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Population 1,900

Elevation 670 feet

Main Businesses Agriculture, forestry

School Population Elementary, 366; high school, 380.

Median Price of a Single-Family Home $188,454 (U.S.)

Tax on above Home $1,319

Local Ski Area Whistler/Blackcomb: 7,071 skiable acres; 33 lifts; 5,280 vertical feet at Blackcomb, 5,020 vertical feet at Whistler; 200 trails; 360 average annual inches; lift ticket, $43; 800-766-0449, whistlerblackcomb.com.

Best Local Event Canada Week-a series of midsummer community events culminating in the big Canada Day Street Party (July 1).

Locals' Favorite Restaurants Grimm's Deli is the morning meeting place. The Pony Espresso is always popular, especially on Thursday night, when locals converge for beer-and-pizza night. For a more refined meal, the Pemberton Trails Steak House serves lunch and dinner.

Locals' Favorite Hangouts The venerable Pemberton Hotel (known as the Pemho by locals) has the only bar in town, so it offers a real cross-section of Pemberton society. There you can mix with loggers, farmers, snowmobilers, skiers and boarders.

Best Places to Stay With Whistler's fancy hotels just 30 minutes up the road, Pemberton favors the bed-and-breakfast scene. The Loghouse Inn B&B ($70-$114 per room, per night, 604-894-6000, loghouseinn.com) is a clean, spacious log cabin, with a big breakfast included in the price. The Dovetail Lodge ($50-$94 per room, per night, 888-678-3131, dovestaillodge.com) is a low-key, small log inn. Many more options can be found through the chamber's website (pemberton.net).

Information Municipality of Pemberton: 604-894-6135.