Garibaldi Park Whistler A to Z: Mt James TurnerWhistler can be expensive.  Everything worth doing seems to cost a lot of money.  But if you step back from the noise and crowds you may spot some secret spots of beauty.  The North Arm Farm in Pemberton, just a 40 minute drive north of Whistler, is one of these secret spots.  It's startlingly beautiful in a wonderfully charming and unexpected way.  And even more unexpectedly... it's free. 

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Free to wander through the fields of strikingly colourful and organized crops laying seemingly at the foot of the wildly spectacular Mount Currie.  Along with the beautiful setting and views you get at North Arm Farm, there is a fantastic area you can check out that is surrounded by animals.  Chickens, pigs and geese crowd around you hoping for scraps from the farm shop.  The adjoining Farm Shop and Cafe are very nice as well.  Beautifully designed at the farm entrance/exit, you get a glimpse of life on the farm.  Just outside the cafe you see massive crates filled with all sorts of produce.  Inside the cafe, smaller crates overflow with all sorts of vegetables and fruits.  The cafe with a few tables has a surprising variety of bakery and lunch items.  Glass displays reveal plenty of pastries, ice cream and sandwiches.  Along with shelves and bins of farm fresh produce you can't help but realize that you just came through what could be called Pemberton Farm Experience.  All for free, except of course for all the amazing food you are inevitably going buy before leaving.  North Arm Farm stretches over 60 acres along the Lillooet River and boasts a wide array of organically grown produce.  From asparagus in April, to beans, peas, corn, squash, carrots, beets and their celebrated pumpkins in October.  They even have seasonal You Pick berries, flowers and pumpkins.

North Arm Farm Sunrise

North Arm Farm Sunrise

North Arm Farm Tractor

North Arm Farm Cafe

North Arm Farm Cafe Pastries

North Arm Farm Animals

North Arm Farm Pig

North Arm Farm Chickens

North Arm Farm - Driving Directions

North Arm Farm is very easy to find as it is on the Sea to Sky Highway 37 kilometres north of Whistler.  From Whistler Village, head north on Highway 99 (the Sea to Sky Highway) towards Pemberton.  In 32 kilometres(from Village Gate Boulevard in Whistler) you will come to Pemberton.  Don't turn, keep following the Sea to Sky Highway and in 5 kilometres you will see the large "North Arm Farm" sign on the right side of the Highway.  Pull in and follow the signs.  Don't forget that during the winter months the farm is only open to visitors on the weekends.  Check the North Arm Farm site before you go as their opening times vary by season.

North Arm Farm Sign

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