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Adventures West

  • ADV
  • Fonds
  • 1971

Materials created by Adventures West relating to the development of Adventures West Village on the East shore of Alta Lake in Whistler Cay, including maps, planning documents, and promotional material.

Alison Apps (Racey) Fonds

  • WA_2016_012
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1992

Items donated by Alison Apps (nee Racey), including the RMOW's Heritage Plan, Gondola Area Study, the building of Highway 99, and the procurement and maintenance of their plot of land near Wayside Park on Alta Lake, animal and bird pamphlets, and logging maps from the Whistler Valley.

Barr Fonds

  • BARR_2011_042
  • Fonds
  • [1927]-1938

Photographs belonging to Ross and Alison Barr documenting their life at Parkhurst sawmill on Green Lake, Whistler. One comic poem about Parkhurst.

Brenda McGill

  • WA_2019_041
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1966

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.

Don MacLaurin

  • MACLAURIN_2017_011
  • Fonds
  • 1929 - 2013

Fonds contain the records of Don MacLaurin. MacLaurin was involved in the forestry industry of British Columbia, taught at BCIT, and was heavily involved with the Resort Municipality of Whistler. He was in several forestry associations, including the Canadian Institute of Forestry, British Columbia Foresters, and the Forest Nursery Association of British Columbia. MacLaurin created the Whistler Interpretive Forest. MacLaurin also completed assessments for private developers. Included in the fonds are his personal records.

Most of the records were created in the Whistler region.

MacLaurin, Don

Gay Cluer Fonds

  • WA_2016_049
  • Fonds
  • 2004-2006

Notes and reference material used by Florence Petersen to create her book entitled "The History of Alta Lake Road." Most of the material comes from forms filled out by current residents about how they purchased their property and what drew them to the Whistler area.

George Benjamin Fonds

  • Benjamin
  • Fonds
  • [1968-1991]

Photographs including but not limited to the Canadian Garibaldi Championships [1968], freestyle skiing, avalanche patrol, First Aid Ski Patrol, chairlifts, Pacific Great Eastern train, Toad Hall, helicopter landings, kayaking, Zube's Mushroom House, marijuana growing, the Crazy Canunks in Aspen, Franz Wilhelmsen skiing in 1982, Whistler aerials, Tokum Corners, summers at Lost Lake and Nita Lake, George Benjamin's family, construction of Town Hall, squatters at Jordan's Lodge, flood damage and landscapes, Pemberton rodeo, skiing on Whistler Mountain, hang-gliding, Gelandesprung ski jump contest, competitive downhill ski races, recreational skiing, windsurfing on Alta Lake, canoeing and kayaking on the River of Golden Dreams, avalauncher gun, Pacific Great Eastern maintenance and train during a snowstorm, fishing on Alta Lake, Gondola Barn in Creekside, chairlifts on Whistler Mountain, Roundhouse, Nancy Greene Summer Ski School, World Cup 1984, landscapes of Whistler, Pemberton, Mount Currie Rodeo, salmon smoking, and a party at Jordan's Lodge on Nita Lake.

Glen Mason Fonds

  • WA_2016_075
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2006

Photographs of the Mason family and Mt. Whistler Lodge and a business card for Glen Mason.

Helmer Fonds

  • WMA_P05_016
  • Fonds
  • [1930s]

Photographs taken by Dorthy Helmer at Alta Lake in the 1930s. Photographs include staff, visitors, and people visiting or working at Rainbow Lodge.

These names are marked on the back of some of the photographs: "Myrtle Philip", "Gillespie", and "Helmer".

Helmer, Dorothy

Jack Douglass Fonds

  • WA_2017_032
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2015

Fonds consists of material related to the Alta Lake Volunteer Fire Department in the early 1970s; newspaper articles about the ski bum Dag Aabye; maps of the Alta Lake, Emerald Estates, and Alpine Meadows neighbourhoods; and other records relating to Whistler's 20th/21st-century history.

Contents include:

  • DOUG_001: Photocopy of map of Alta Lake, 1960.
  • DOUG_002: Newspaper article: “Dag Aabye: The Last Ski Bum,” Vancouver Sun, Tuesday April 22 2003.
  • DOUG_003: Newspaper article: “Whistler Mountain through the years,” including timeline from 1914 to 2015, Vancouver Sun, Saturday November 21 2015.
  • DOUG_004: Newspaper article: “Youngsters can’t hold a ski to Dag Aabye,” Vancouver Sun, Wednesday April 30 2003.
  • DOUG_005: Photocopy of company registration document for Jackass Plumbing, Mr. J. P. Douglass, July 2 1969.
  • DOUG_006: Photocopy of list of names and telephone numbers of the Alta Lake District Fire Department.
  • DOUG_007: Photocopy of ‘birth announcement’ for 9-hole golf course in Whistler Cay Estates.
  • DOUG_008: Fire Protection Report for Alta Lake, August 12 1970.
  • DOUG_009: Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Alta Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 1971.
  • DOUG_010: Constitution and By-Laws of the Alta Lake Volunteer Fire Brigade.
  • DOUG_011: Map of Alpine Meadows.
  • DOUG_012: Map of Emerald Estates.
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