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  • Community Information

    The village of Pemberton is a 30 minute drive from Whistler and encompasses an area of about 6 square kilometres. It is part of the Vancouver Coastal Health Region. Pemberton’s main industry is agriculture and it plays an important role in supporting the surrounding areas. Tourism is a quickly growing industry in this area as well. Pemberton is accessible by land and air. There is a small airstrip that may handle commuter sized planes and jets. There are many surrounding well-maintained trails that are popular with all outdoor enthusiasts.

    INDUSTRY:
    Agriculture, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 2,369 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 21.2%
       18-24: 8.6%
       25-64: 63.4%
       65+: 6.8% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures for Howe Sound Region)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Vancouver Coastal Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: North Shore/Coast Garibaldi

      Regional District: Squamish-Lillooet

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 13.20

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 10, + 1 Speciality Practise (www.cpsbc.ca)

    • Health Centre Info

      Pemberton Health Centre (Emergency Services)
      1403 Portage Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
      P: 604 894-6939 | F: 604 894-6918
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
      
      Mount Currie Health Centre
      11092 Black Bear Road Pemberton, BC, V0N 2K0 P: 604 894-6656 www.lilwat.ca/community/health-and-wellness/

      Contracted professionals from outside the community provide some of the services and several of the programs are facilitated by community members. A Speech and Language Pathologist and a Physiotherapist are on contract. An extensive maternal program runs prenatal classes, baby clinics, “Making the Connection”, “Talk, Learn and Grow Together”, and swimming activities. A registered nurse is on staff and she works with a Community Health Nurse (CHR). Elders programs are arranged by an Elder’s Coordinator and include nursing service, a foot care program, and an “Adult in Home Community Care” service. Two full time staff provide alcohol and drug counseling.

      The Wellness Centre has a full time staff of six people that advocates for children and families of the Lil’wat Nation. The Wellness Centre liaises with the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) and the families of the Lil’wat Nation regarding “child protection” concerns. Family support workers are available for in home service support as well as networking with other departments to assist any family with issues and concerns. Services are also available for community members with issues around FASD/FASE (fetal alcohol syndrome).

    • Emergency Room

      This community has a limited service Emergency Room. Patients are stabilized and transported elsewhere.

      Number of Visits per Year: 5,703 (2010 Statistics: VCHA)

      Number of Emergency Care Beds: 3

      Travel Distance to the Nearest Hospital: 159 km to Vancouver

    • Lab services

      Pemberton Health Centre
      1403 Portage Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
      P: 604 894-6939 | F: 604 894-6918
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am - 4 pm

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Pemberton Health Centre
      1403 Portage Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
      P: 604 894-6633 | F: 604 894-6918
      Hrs: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
      
      CT
      There are CT imaging services in this community.
      
      Mammography

      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services.

    • Pharmacy

      Frontier Street Pharmacy - IDA
      Box 70, 7437 Frontier Street
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
      P: 604 894-6707 | F: 604 894-6258

    • Home Nursing

      Best Beginnings - Pre-Post Natal Services
      Pemberton Health Centre
      1403 Portage Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
      P: 604 894-6939 | F: 604 894-6918
      
      Mount Currie Health Centre
      11092 Black Bear Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2K0
      P: 604 894-6656
      
      In-community
      We Care North Vancouver
      TFP: 1 888 592-1122 | F: 604 980-6351
      

    • Dietetics

      Pemberton Health Centre
      1403 Portage Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
      P: 604 894-6939 | F: 604 894-6918
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Mount Currie Health Centre
      11092 Black Bear Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2K0
      P: 604 894-6656
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Mount Currie Health Centre
      11092 Black Bear Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2K0
      P: 604 894-6656
      
      In-community
      Local Motion Therapy Suite
      110 - 1411 Portage Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L1
      P: 604 894-5525
      
      Anita Samuels
      1385 Birch Street
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
      P: 604 894-5656
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Pemberton Health Centre
      1403 Portage Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
      P: 604 894-6939 | F: 604 894-6918
      
      Mount Currie Health Centre
      11092 Black Bear Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2K0
      P: 604 894-6656
      
      In-community
      CYMH Pemberton
      205 - 1366 Aster Street
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
      P: 604 894-2091
      
      Sea to Sky Community Services - Adult Women
      1357 Aster Street
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
      P: 604 894-6101 | TFP: 1 877 894-6106 | F: 604 894-6333
      
      Adults in Crisis
      P: 604 892-6365 | TFP: 1 866 892-6365
      

    • Social workers

      Healthy Families Program
      Pemberton Health Centre
      1403 Portage Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
      P: 604 894-6939 | F: 604 894-6918
      
      Mount Currie Health Centre
      11092 Black Bear Road
      Pemberton, BC, V0N 2K0
      P: 604 894-6656
      

  • Public Health Dental Services
    Sea to Sky at Pemberton Health Centre
    Vancouver Coastal Health
    1403 Portage Road
    Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
    P: 604 892-2293
    
    Pemberton S.A.F.E. Clinic
    1430 Portage Road
    Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
    P: 604 894-6367
    Hrs: Mon 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Services: STI testing and treatment, STI counselling, HIV Pre & Post counselling and testing.