Pemberton


PEMBERTON, village, pop 1,637 (2001), lies in the mountains 160 km north of VANCOUVER. It was named for Joseph Despard PEMBERTON, a government surveyor. The community was established in 1858 near the head of Lillooet Lk as a stop along the trail to the goldfields between HARRISON LK and the FRASER R (see also GOLD RUSH, FRASER R). The PEMBERTON TRAIL was completed to SQUAMISH in 1877; it was used briefly to drive cattle to the coast before it fell into disuse. It was via this route that the...

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