There are a number of very walk-friendly trails in Pemberton and of particular interest and often used is the Nairn Park trail that takes you to the Nairn Park falls or to One Mile Lake. One Mile Lake is also a favourite swimming spot for tourists and locals. Pemberton has an abundance of FREE parking in the downtown commercial area and you can walk to most stores from any of the main parking locations. There is also parking at the recreation centre with a trail network to the downtown commercial area. One Mile Lake is also a nice spot to enjoy an afternoon rest or picnic.
There are many hiking spots to explore once you arrive in Pemberton. Day trip trails include Joffre, Tenquille Lake, and Owl Lake. If you are inclined to overnight in these areas there are wilderness trails that link most of the lakes in the high country. For example it is possible to make a two or three day trip by trail from Pemberton/Tenquille Lake/Owl lake. There is a public cabin at Tenquille Lake that provides emergency shelter for those that are roughing it and not taking tents. Tents are a good idea for the backcountry as it increases your options for shelter and comfort. Always remember to take a pack and some emergency supplies. Staff at Spud Valley Sporting Goods are happy to provide information and tips about the areas that you want to explore or travel.