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Group of Happy "Rainbowites"

This photograph shows a group of friends and visitors at Rainbow Lodge. George McRae is in the top row, second from the left and Ivan Ackery is in the bottom row, again second from the left.

A note signed "Geo," dated July 1939 on the reverse of the photograph states, "Dear Alex: - another group of happy "Rainbowites." Doesn't "commander" James look topping, and hasn't Jayne that alluring Rainbow smile? If only Ivan could see this picture! oh-hum?"

McRae, George

An Evening's Catch in Miller Lake

This photograph depicts a man standing behind a line strung between two trees. The line is hung with a large catch of fish, while the man stands smoking a pipe gazing off into the distance.

Annotations on the reverse of the photograph read: "An evening's catch in Miller Lake in 1908- before railway was built, by Frank Burnett." A separate note reads, "Alpha Lake?"

Burnett, Frank

Drawn map of BC areas, Garibaldi focus

Photograph of a drawn map of Garibaldi Park and surrounding area, extending to Lower Mainland, Lytton, Pemberton, and Jervis Inlet. Glass slide is framed with blue tape.

Skookum and Kii at Alta Lake

These two prints (A, B) from the same negative show Alta Lake in the winter time, with several people and dogs on the frozen surface of the lake. In the foreground is a woman (possibly Myrtle?) and two dogs identified as Myrtle's dogs Skookum (collie) and Kii. In the deep background is another dog and two other people.

Lena and George Gordon

  • BARR_2011_042-01-001
  • Item
  • [c. 1935]
  • Part of Barr Fonds

Photograph of Lena and George Gordon. Inscription on the verso reads "Lena and George Gordon, Alta Lake, Harrop's Point. Approx 1929."

Map of Alta Lake

Photocopy of a map originally created by Alta Lake Development Ltd. in 1960. The map shows a north-oriented outline of Alta Lake, with the locations of Rainbow Lodge, Alta Lake Station, Hillcrest Lodge and the Pacific Great Eastern railway tracks indicated. Alta Vista neighbourhood has been enlarged and shown in greater detail.

Skiing Whistler Mountain - 1966

Photographs of skiing on Whistler Mountain and in April of 1966, including photographs of the Red Chair and T-Bars, a helicopter landing on the ski hill, and views of the Whistler Valley lakes, creeks, and surrounding mountain ranges.

Captions:
001-037 are stamped: “APR[IL 19]66VI”
001: “Whistler Lift [in?] summer [1965?]”
002: “Chip @ top of Whistler - summer”
003: “Whistler – summer Lift - [19]60s”
004: “Grad [19]65 w/ Dave Montgomery”
005: “1965 Bob w/ Donna + David Montgomery”

Adventures West Village - Site Master Plan

Double-sided map of Adventures West Village Site Master Plan [from 1971?]. Recto shows a highlighted Stage 1 [which was eventually built] of development for holiday condominiums amongst several other Stages of development and recreation areas which never came to fruition, including a ski hill with rope tow, archery area, obstacle course, toboggan run, sports fields, putting greens, croquet area, tennis courts, volleyball courts, badminton courts, and skating ponds. Verso shows a map of Stage 1 development Strata plan with lot divisions.

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