The Riverside Wetlands are a beautiful sight, offering fantastic bird-watching and lush old-growth forest, in Electoral Area C, just a short distance from downtown Pemberton.
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, along with Ducks Unlimited Canada, and the Nature Trust of British Columbia purchased this critical wetland habitat, 67 acres in all, in 2012, to be protected for conservation and community recreation.
Prior to its purchase, the land was threatened by development as a result of Pemberton’s growth. The protection of the land is essential to maintaining the biodiversity of the unique wetland ecosystem, including important fish and waterfowl habitat and breeding grounds.
Currently, there are several existing trails throughout the property that can be used for nature walks, trail running, mountain biking, and in the winter, snowshoeing.
Amenities, Rules and Regulations
Currently, there are no amenities on the wetlands site.
Please respect that this is a delicate ecosystem and “pack out what you pack in.”
- Ském'em Riverside Wetlands Community Park Management Plan
- Aerial map of the wetlands
- June 5, 2012 SLRD News Release announcing purchase of the Fulton property
- What wetlands do for you
- Species at Risk