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1975-1997

Photographs of various golf courses in the Sea-to-Sky region, the Chateau Whistler Resort, aerial shots of the Whistler valley, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, rafting, Whistler Mountain, Blackcomb Mountain, lakes, changes from autumn to winter, Alta Lake, Wedge Mountain, hiking, climbing in Squamish, Alta Lake, Green Lake, fishing, fly-fishing, windsurfing, trains, the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, Squamish, and mountain views.

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Photographs of Lost Lake, a sign on Whistler Mountain for 'Whistler Mountain Park' with Black Tusk in the background, a train heading through Cheakamus Canyon, Whistler Village in winter that includes Blackcomb Lodge, Clocktower Building, Sundial Hotel, and Excalibur Gondola; Blackcomb Mountain at night with Whistler Village below, Olivier Roy snowboarding Whistler Peak, Richie Schley skiing Ziggy's Bowl, John Kindree skiing Symphony Bowl, a skier on Whistler Peak making the first tracks with Peak Chair in the background, various skiers on Whistler Peak, John Kindree skiing Harmony Bowl, crowds at the top of Whistler Express Gondola with Whistler Peak in the background, and an aerial view of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains with Whistler Valley, Whistler Village, Alta, Nita, Alpha and Lost Lakes below.

Captions:
001: "Lost Lake Whistler B.C. Canada"
003: "The Whistler Mountaineer Train in Cheakamus Canyon Skier: Duncan McKenzie"
004: "Whistler Village - Winter B.C. Canada"
006: "The Peak Whistler Mtn, BC Canada Snowboarder: Oliver Roy"
007: "Ziggy's Bowl Blackcomb Mountain B.C. Canada Skier:Ritchie Schley"
008-010: "Fresh Snow in Whistler Village Whistler Mtn, BC Canada"
011: "Symphony Bowl Skier: John Kindree Whistler Mtn, BC Canada"
012: "The Peak First tracks Whistler Mtn BC Canada"
014: "Whistler Village at base of Whistler @ Blackcomb Mts"
015, 016: "The Peak Skiers on Ski Run Whistler Mtn BC Canada"
018: "Harmony Bowl Skier; john Kindree Whistler Mtn, BC Canada"
019: "Top of Whistler Gondola & Peak Whistler Mtn, BC Canada"
020: "Winter Aerial Whistler/Blackcomb Feb 27 2007"

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Photographs of Whistler Peak and the West Bowl, aerial photograph of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and the Whistler Valley, skiers on the 7th Heaven area of Blackcomb, the Inukshuk on Whistler Peak, Olivier Roy snowboarding Flute Bowl with Blackcomb Mountain in the background, the train heading through Cheakamus Canyon, Bryce Phillips skiing the alpine bowls on Whistler Mountain, Richie Schley skiing Whistler Peak, Dan Treadway skiing Whistler backcountry, people heli-skiing on Spearhead Range, John Kindree skiing Harmony Bowl, Harmony Express with skiers on Harmony Bowl underneath, people heli-skiing Whistler Mountain, and Duncan McKenzie skiing Whistler Peak.

Captions:
001: "West Bowl & The Peak Whistler Mountain, BC Canada"
006: "7th Heaven Blackcomb B.C."
007: "Winter Aerial Whistler / Blackcomb Feb 27 2007"
008: "Inukshuk Whistler Peak Whistler Mtn BC Canada"
009: "Flute Peak with Blackcomb Ski [Ru...] Snowboarder: Oliver Roy Whistler Mtn BC Canada"
010: "The Whistler Mountaineer Train in Cheakamus Canyon"
011: "Alpine Bowls Whistler Mtn Skier:Bryce Phillips"
012, 013: "The Peak Whistler Mtn, BC Canada Skier: Ritchie Schley"
014: "The Back Country Whistler Mountain B.C. Canada Skier: Dan Treadway"
015: "Heli-skiing Spearhead Range Whistler B.C."
016: "Harmony Bowl Skier; john Kindree Whistler Mtn, BC Canada"
017: "Harmony Bowl Skiers under Harmony Quad Whistler Mtn, BC Canada"
018: "Heliskiing Whistler"
019: "The Peak Whistler Mountain, BC Canada Skier- Duncan McKenzie"
020: "Inukshuk Whistler Peak Whistler Mtn BC Canada"

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Photographs of a crowd of people watching Rob Boyd on the podium for the 1989 Molson World Cup Downhill, Whistler Village with Delta Mountain Inn/Hilton Whistler Resort and Clocktower Building in winter with Blackcomb Mountain in the background, crowds of people in front of Carleton Lodge with a Canadian flag, Whistler Village seen from Whistler Mountain with wildflowers in the foreground, skiers near a tent for a Molson-sponsored ski race, skiers near Harmony Bowl with Harmony Express Chair, Rob Boyd signing an autograph, a dog dressed in clothing, an interior view of the Meadow Park Sports Centre swimming pool, a scarecrow with a sign pointing to a farmer's market in Whistler, skiers loading onto the Fitzsimmons Chair (up to Blackcomb) where the Excalibur Gondola is today, a train heading through the Cheakamus Canyon with the Cheakamus River below, the Boot Pub with Blackcomb Mountain in the background, skiers on Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain, an aerial view of Whistler Village in winter, early construction of Whistler Village with Whistler Mountain in the background, a helicopter installing a chairlift tower, someone riding a horse in a rodeo [Mt. Currie rodeo?], and Whistler Village in winter including Clocktower Building, Sundial Hotel, and a man talking on an early cell phone.

Captions:
001: "Rob Boyd on podium Whistler World Cup 1989"
007: "ROB BOYD"
009: "Meadow Park Aquatic Centre Whistler, B.C."
010: "Farmers Market, Whistler, BC"
015: "Winter/Whistler Whistler Village Whistler, B.C."

Note that there is a different copyright on item 005 labelled as: 'BRIAN SPROUT © '.

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Photographs of aerial shots of a train going through Whistler Valley, aerials of Brandywine Falls, windsurfers in Howe Sound in Squamish, Alta Lake with Whistler Mountain in the background, windsurfers on Alta Lake with Whistler Mountain in the background, Garibaldi Provincial Park with Black Tusk, a music festival in Whistler Village in summer, crowds gathered for Symphony on the Mountain music festival on Blackcomb Mountain near Rendezvous Lodge and Solar Coaster, and Whistler Village in summer near Blackcomb Lodge, St. Andrews House, Fitzsimmons Lodge, and Crystal Lodge.

Captions:
011: "Windsurfing Windsurfing in Squamish,B.C."
013: "WINDSURFING: ALTA LAKE WHISTLER MTN BEHIND"
014: "Summer- British Columbia Alpine Lake"
016: "Music Festival Whistler Village Whistler B.C. JACK DANIELS"
017-019: "Summer Symphony on the Mtn Whistler B.C."
020: "Summer Whistler Village Whistler B.C."

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Photographs of a golfer on Nicklaus North Golf Course with Whistler Mountain in the background, a group of people whitewater rafting, and aerials of a train travelling through Whistler Valley.

35mm Negatives and Prints

Photographs and negatives including but not limited to skiing on Whistler Mountain, hang-gliding, Gelandesprung ski jump contest, competitive downhill ski races, recreational skiing, Tokum Corners, Toad Hall, windsurfing on Alta Lake, canoeing and kayaking on the River of Golden Dreams and Alta Lake, Ski Patrol, the avalauncher gun, avalanche control, the Pacific Great Eastern train, tracks, maintenance, and during a snowstorm, fishing on Alta Lake, the Gondola Barn in Creekside, chairlifts on Whistler Mountain, Roundhouse, Nancy Greene Summer Ski School, Molson World Cup Downhill 1984, landscapes of Whistler, Pemberton, Mount Currie Rodeo, salmon-smoking, and parties at Jordan's Lodge on Nita Lake.

1975-2007

Photographs of various people skiing and snowboarding on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, heli-skiing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding, gondolas, chairlifts, the Blackcomb Powdercats, alpenglow, Wedge Mountain, Mt Weart, Labatts World Cup Freestyle Championships, rafting, picnics, windsurfing, Whistler Golf Course, Chateau Whistler Golf Course, Nicklaus North Golf Course, ski racing, the Molson World Cup Downhill, the Molson Canadian Masters Alpine Series, Whistler Village, 7th Heaven, Burnt Stew Basin, the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme, Tyax Mountain Lake Resort, Roundhouse Lodge, Rendezvous Lodge, Kids Kamp, carriage rides in Whistler Village, Showcase T-bar, Black Tusk, Cheakamus Lake, avalanches, the Garibaldi Gruel mountain biking race, Slush Cup, aerial photography, panoramic photography, night photography, construction of Whistler Village, Bruce Watt and Radar the Rescue Dog, fireworks, restaurants, hotels, Eco-Challenge, Symphony on the Mountain, Upper Village, the Boot Pub, a train going through the Cheakamus Canyon, Meadow Park Sports Centre, the Mt Currie Rodeo, Whistler Farmers Market, Alta Lake, hiking, climbing, a floatplane, the Inukshuk at Whistler Peak, paragliding, paraskiing, hockey on the frozen Alta Lake, barbecues, trampolining at Highland Lodge, The Keg fire, Whiski Jack, Creekside, cross-country skiing, Joffre Lakes, Musical Bumps Trail, Singing Pass, Harmony Lake, Alpha Lake, Nita Lake, the Peak to Valley Race, a snowboarder on a quarterpipe, Christine's Restaurant, Pika's Restaurant, Monk's Grill, Longhorn Saloon & Grill, Stoney's, Whistler Creek Lodge, Telemark Place, a neon sign for Whistler Brewing Co., apres ski, Stephanie Sloan's Women's Only Program, Mountain Hosts, Horstman Hut, the gym at the Hilton Whistler Resort, sunrises, skiing in Vail, Colorado, and the Valley Trail.

Photographs

Personal photos belonging to Franz Wilhelmsen, comprising:

Photos from Philip Wilhelmsen’s family album:

  • Franz with Annette and various other people, [1980s-1990s]
  • Franz and Stefan Ples. Caption on verso: “Dad/Stephan[sic] Ples”
  • Franz and another man standing next to a helicopter
  • Black and white photograph. Caption on verso: “Dad & Crown Princess Martha, 1942”

Skiing photographs:

  • Franz skiing with Pierre Trudeau and Jim McConkey [1970s]. Caption on verso: “McConkey/Trudeau/Dad”
  • Four people in skis sitting on a bench, March 1977

Ship photograph:

  • Nitinat. Caption: “Dad’s First Coastal Water Enterprise” [1950s]. The Nitinat was a ship, part of Franz’s first business venture after the war.

Captioned photographs:

  • Four people in skis sitting on a bench. Caption: “ ‘One of the [Lawman] Annie Benches’ – The plank would be raised as the snow deapth [sic] increased. Invented by Annette Wilhelmsen, to the right in her canary suit.”
  • Douglas McKay Brown, Franz Wilhelmsen, Eric Beardmore and Annette Wilhelmsen boarding a train. Caption: “Spring 1961, early morning boarding on P.G.E. Railway for exploring around Alta Lake: Douglas McKay Brown, Vancouver Solicitor, Franz, Eric Beardmore who built the first hotel at Whistler, the Cheakamus Inn, and Annette Wilhelmsen.”
  • The old Stud Sawmill. Caption: “This is what was left of the old stud sawmill in the Valley by 1960.”

Holiday card photographs

Negatives:

  • Early Whistler, 1961-1962
  • Franz Wilhelmsen
  • Boarding the train
  • Standing by a helicopter
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