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Vicki Lawson

  • WA_2019_039
  • Fonds
  • 1920s

Postcards donated by Vicki Lawson, including a postcard depicting a mountaineering party gazing upon Black Tusk in Garibaldi Provincial Park, [possibly in the 1920s] taken by Philip Timms.

Neal Carter

  • WMA_P88
  • Fonds
  • September 1923

Photographs of Neal Carter and Charles Townsend's mountaineering trip into Garibaldi Provincial Park and the Spearhead Range in September, 1923, including ascents of Wedge Mountain, Whistler Mountain, Overlord Mountain, Fissile Peak, Diavolo Peak, and Mt James Turner.

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

Thompson

  • WA_2019_025
  • Fonds
  • 1932

Materials gathered by Pearl and George Thompson, early guests of Rainbow Lodge, including a letter written to the couple from Lam Shu, the chef at Rainbow Lodge.

Alta Lake Plane Crash Fonds

  • WA_1998_037
  • Fonds
  • 1935

Photocopied portfolio of photographs and newspaper clippings of Alta Lake plane crash (1935). Each page contains information regarding the plane crash that claimed the life of R.W. Brock and three others shortly after taking off from Alta Lake (Whistler), BC on July 30, 1935. The 13 pages of information includes pictures taken shortly after the crash depicting how the plane landed nose down on a stump. The impact of the nose dive and subsequent crash onto the stump resulted in a force which ripped the engine from its mounts causing the engine to fall onto its occupants, crushing two of them on impact, including R.W. Brock, and claiming the life of the other two occupants shortly thereafter.

Gary Rowland Fonds

  • WA_2016_038
  • Fonds
  • 1936

Photographs of Parkhurst and Green Lake.

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.

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.

DeBeck Fonds

  • WA_2017_008
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1939

Photographs of Parkhurst taken by Dennis and Dorothy DeBeck, who lived there in the 1930s.

Leslee Goldsmid Fonds

  • LGOL
  • Fonds
  • [1940s?]

Materials collected and donated by Leslee Goldsmid, including the "Ode to Rainbow" poem written about Rainbow Lodge.

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