5 Ways to Enjoy Whistler During Pemberton Music Festival

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The Pemberton Music Festival is coming up Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, July 16 in beautiful Pemberton, BC with headlining acts like Chance the Rapper, MUSE, A Tribe Called Quest, and many, many more.

Full ticketing details and prices, including Regular General Admission, VIP and Super VIP packages, are now available online now. With your ticket you’ll get 4 days of amazing performances under majestic Mount Currie and a portion of your ticket purchase goes to Pemberton Music Festival Community Fund.

With camping spot filling up fast, you’ll want to get a shuttle pass for the weekend, making Whistler your home base. You’ll have someone else do the driving, you won’t have to worry about parking (there is none on-site anyway) and you could make some friends on the ride! Here’s how you can make the best of a Pemberton shuttle pass when you stay in Whistler:

5 Ways to Enjoy Whistler During Pemberton Music Festival

1. Work Out
You’ll be walking between stages all day at Pemberton Music Festival but if you’re keen to keep up an elevated fitness routine during your time in the area, there are 50km of alpine trails for you to explore. Pick a mountain-top walk, intermediate hike, or advanced hike to start your day.


Photo courtesy Scandinave Whistler on Facebook

2. Unwind Before You Let Loose
Have you heard of Scandinave Spa? It’s a magical spa with eucalyptus steam room, Finnish sauna, hot pools, cascading waterfall, all perched between evergreens on the side of the mountain in Whistler. Snuggle up by the fire in your robe between rejuvenating hydro treatments as you think about all of the bands you’re going to see later that day at the festival. You can either book a spa treatment or simply access the pools for the morning to recharge before you head out to the shuttle.

3. Play Time
From June to September, the Blackcomb Village area transforms into the Family Adventure Zone presented by NINTENDO. Ride the Westcoaster Slide, play Mario & Friends Mini Golf, zip around in Go Carts, and more. The zone opens daily at 10:00am, and it’s just a quick walk to the Pemberton shuttle stop via the Valley Trail.


Photo courtesy of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on Facebook

4. Keep Calm and Experience Local Culture
One of my favourite places is the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, showcasing art, history and culture. It’s a beautiful and peaceful location to reflect and learn, open daily at 9:30am and there are guided tours every hour on the hour.

5. Late Night Eats
You just got off the shuttle from Pemberton but before heading back to your room, you need to refuel after that last act on stage made you dance off your last festival meal. Not to worry! Head over to El Furniture Warehouse in Whistler Village. It’s open until 2:00am and all food, everyday, all day, is just $4.95. On the hearty and healthy side, Stonesedge is open until 1:00am and has a variety of protein-packed vegan and vegetarian options – their brunches are great too!

Produced and promoted by Huka Entertainment, in collaboration with the Village of Pemberton and land partners the Sunstone Group, the Lil’wat Nation and Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, the festival turns Pemberton Valley, located less than thirty minutes from Whistler, BC, into a premiere musical playground. Last year’s festival drew more than 180,000 people to the most beautiful place on earth. As with last year’s festival, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will be donated to local organizations in the Pemberton community.

Follow Pemberton Music Festival (#PembyFest) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more information.

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  1. brandonWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 11:06am PST

    I went to pemby last year had a great time pearl jam was awesome

  2. HeatherWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 11:22am PST

    Liked on fbook and tweeted! Having the shuttle bus too would be amazing!! 😎❀️

  3. HeatherWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 11:26am PST

    Tagged a friend on Instagram too! ❀️

  4. GraceWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 11:28am PST

    Would love to go! Never been to pemby!

  5. lindaWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 11:32am PST

    I would love to experience Pembyfest! thanks so much for this amazing contest!

  6. Rachel ExleyWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 11:39am PST

    Sounds like an amazing set of tickets to win!

  7. Samantha ReevesWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 12:00pm PST

    Sounds like fun!

  8. Sean MilesWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 12:54pm PST

    There are so many great bands playing! I’d love to go!

  9. Natalie DelvecchioWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 12:56pm PST

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  10. Lynn RoutleyWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 1:03pm PST

    Would love to win this for my daughters graduation present as she really wanted to go but we couldn’t afford it 🀞

  11. Dawn sWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 1:20pm PST

    I would love to go!!!!

  12. Tracy kWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 1:24pm PST

    I’ve always wanted to go!!

  13. SoumaliWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 1:25pm PST

    have alwas wanted to go and would love to go this year!

  14. DarcyWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 1:34pm PST

    Pick me…..

  15. KaleighWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 1:55pm PST

    Would LOVE to attend the Pemberton Music Festival. Great suggestions for enjoying Whistler too!

  16. CJWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 1:56pm PST

    July 16 is my bday… would love to spend it at Pemby!!

  17. Teresa KWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 2:01pm PST

    I’d love to win.

  18. Angela GriffinWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 2:09pm PST

    This should be a great show!

  19. Mike GismondiWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 2:10pm PST

    I’d love to go to this!

  20. VictoriaWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 2:30pm PST

    I love Pemby fest! Went to the first one in 2008 would love to see it again! 🌸❀️

  21. Samantha ClarkWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 3:39pm PST

    The views are unreal!

  22. Sabrina DominguezWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 4:17pm PST

    Oh man, would love to go, never been to a music festival! thx

  23. Ana PerezWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 5:05pm PST

    Would be awesome to win!

  24. JenWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 5:23pm PST

    on my bucket list!

  25. MeganWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 6:00pm PST

    I haven’t been yet! A perfect way to celebrate summer!

  26. bjhWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 6:30pm PST

    Would pass out with happiness if I were to win these tickets…!

  27. tabbyWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 7:36pm PST

    would love to win!

  28. KarenWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 7:56pm PST

    Thank you for the giveaway! This is fantastic.

  29. StevenWednesday, May 17th, 2017 — 8:43pm PST

    I wanna go to Pemberton for the first time!!!!!!!!

  30. JasonThursday, May 18th, 2017 — 3:19am PST

    For July Talk conversation!

  31. CarolineThursday, May 18th, 2017 — 5:55am PST

    Would be a great weekend!

  32. Michelle WThursday, May 18th, 2017 — 8:03am PST

    It would be great to go to the Pemberton Music Festival! I have never been.

  33. SydneyThursday, May 18th, 2017 — 8:14am PST

    I visited Pemberton two years ago and it was such a life changing experience! I haven’t been able to return for financial reasons and would love the chance to reexperience this amazing place!

  34. Shelley ButcherThursday, May 18th, 2017 — 8:17am PST

    What a fantastic prize!

  35. victorThursday, May 18th, 2017 — 8:48am PST

    Oh My God!

  36. adamThursday, May 18th, 2017 — 9:45am PST

    would love to win!

  37. ariel cThursday, May 18th, 2017 — 9:50am PST

    yes please

  38. JasonThursday, May 18th, 2017 — 10:22am PST

    I have been wanting to go to this!

  39. Rebecca BollwittThursday, May 18th, 2017 — 11:17am PST

    Unfortunately this contest is now closed. Thank you so much for your interest! Look for more great Miss604 contests throughout the summer and follow them all here -> http://www.miss604.com/category/contests

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