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Garibaldi Park B.C.

File contains 1 large print of 8 photographs of mountaineering in Garibaldi Park.

Each photograph has label with the code "BGZ" and a number from 6-11 or 55-56.
Labelled on back as "Garibaldi Park B.C." and has 2 stamps of Fenner's address at the time: "1010 Keith Road West Vancouver, B.C."

Garibaldi Park activities

Photographs of Garibaldi Park that include camping in a meadow, Black Tusk, a dining area, a mountain slope, cave, and a snowcat.

Film also contains test photos.

Garibaldi [1]

Photographs of Garibaldi Park including, but not limited to, mountaineering and skiing.

Each transparency has the code "GZ" with a respective number.

George Bury Fonds

  • WA_2008_002
  • Fonds
  • 1939

Photographs of an exploratory trip in the mountains around Alta Lake to search for a suitable location for a ski hill. The group of four men comprised of George Bury, George Eisenschimmel, Howard Hamil (all from the Holyburn Ski Club on the North Shore) and a guide, whose name has been forgotten. They explored around Cheakamus Lake, Black Tusk, Garibaldi Lake, and the Barrier. The group were dropped off by float plane on Cheakamus Lake and exited down the Barrier. They then hiked to the rail line, where they flagged down the Pacific Great Eastern train to Squamish, and then took the boat back to Vancouver. The ski hill plans were never carried out due to the interruption of the Second World War.

Glass Slides

Photographs of mountaineering and other mountain adventures in Garibaldi Provincial Park, the Cariboo Range, Coastal British Columbia, and the United States.

There is 1 slide that was removed from broken glass (0093) and another that is not a glass slide (0099).

These slides seem to be colour-coded through using tape to frame the slides:
Blue is the Garibaldi region.
Yellow or Red seem to be other areas in British Columbia, and possibly Washington, but for different years (red = 1949, yellow = 1950).
Green indicates areas in the United States, such as Arizona and Colorado.

There are some slides that have 2 different tape colours.

Hiking

Photographs depicting mountaineering and rappelling, picnicking, a view of the golf course, Black Tusk, and a helicopter.

Letters from Rene Widmer to Whistler Museum & Archives

Letters from Rene Widmer to Alyssa Bruijns (Head Archivist & Collections Manager, Whistler Museum & Archives) sharing stories of his time working with Cliff Fenner in the Garibaldi Provincial Park area.

  • Letter 001: References the Whistler Museum exhibit on Cliff Fenner, and shares autobiographical details of his employment as a park ranger in Garibaldi Provincial Park, how he came to Canada, how he met Cliff, and a rough timeline of his activities and jobs in the 1960s.
  • Letter 002: Offers to sign a donation form for the Whistler Museum and to translate his diary entries from his time in the Black Tusk area from German to English.
  • Letter 003: Elucidation of more specific memories from his time as a park ranger under Cliff Fenner's mentorship, including a trip leading girl guides from Squamish into the park to camp at Taylor Meadows and lyrics to a song the girl guides created about Widmer's role leading the climbing and hiking party.
  • Letter 004: Contains explanation of enclosed translated diary entry from 1961 detailing 'The Visit of Judge Wilson' to Garibaldi Provincial Park while Rene Widmer and Dick Bond were rangers there.
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