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1974-2007

Photographs of skiing, snowboarding, backcountry skiing, Whistler Mountain, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Blackcomb Mountain, etc.

Geoff Pearce

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  • Fonds
  • 1976-2006

Materials gathered by Geoff Pearce during his time in Whistler, including between 1976 and 1986 as Clerk-Treasurer for Whistler's first municipal council (RMOW). Documents include Official Community Plan drafts and revisions, an Resort Municipality of Whistler Newsletter, a Commercial Accommodation Market Survey & Analysis, and a Whistler Blackcomb Vacation Guide.

Nancy Greene papers

Folder 1 - 'Resort Municipality of Whistler Official Community Plan' (1982).

Folder 2 - 'Whistler Mountain Community Plan Geotechnical Investigation' (1974).

Folder 3 - 'Resort Municipality of Whistler Zoning Bylaw #303' (1983).

Folder 4 - 'Whistler: Development of a Resort' (1984).

Folder 5 - 'Recreation Resources of the Alta Lake Region' (1975).

Folder 6 - Parks and Recreation referendum program (1984).

Folder 7 - 'Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain Winter Recreation Climate' (1975).

Folder 8 - 'Proposed Major Ski Development Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler' (c.1970's).

Proposal 1 - 'Resort Municipality Financing Study' (1988).

Proposal 2 - '1976 Winter Olympic Games' preliminary investigation (1968).

Proposal 3 - 'The Whistler Mountain Area: An Overview of the Role of Government' (1973).

Proposal 4 - 'Resort Municipality of Whistler Community Facility Study' (1985).

Proposal 5 - 'Whistler Village Accommodation Analysis' (1985).

Proposal 6 - 'Planning for the Squamish-Lillooet Region' (1970).

Proposal 7 - 'Squamish-Lillooet Outdoor Recreation Study: Summary and Recommendations' (1976).

Proposal 8 - 'Whistler Mountain Development Plan: Real Estate' (1987).

Proposal 9 - 'Blackcomb Mountain Financial Proposal' (1978).

Proposal 10 - 'Whistler Economic Profile' (1986).

Proposal 11 - 'Development Summary for the Whistler Village Town Centre' (1978).

Proposal 12 - 'Whistler Village Accommodation Analysis' (winter 1984/85).

Proposal 13 - 'Whistler Long Term Recreation Master Plan: Phase Two' (1984).

Proposal 14 - 'Whistler Village Accommodation Analysis' (summer 1985).

Proposal 15 - 'Resort Community of Whistler: Update '76 Community Plan' (1976).

Proposal 16 - 'Whistler Village Accommodation Analysis' (winter 1985/86).

Proposal 17 - 'Whistler Village Accommodation Analysis' (winter 1983/84).

Proposal 18 - 'The Brandywine Inn' (1982).

Proposal 19 - 'Garibaldi Development Study Report No.9' (1976).

Proposal 20 - 'Resort Municipality of Whistler: Recreation Master Plan' (1980).

Proposal 21 - 'Whistler Village Land Company: A Development Opportunity' (c.1982).

Proposal 22 - 'Whistler Mountain Area: Community Development Study' (1974).

Proposal 23 - 'Whistler Town Centre: A Development Proposal for a Town Centre for the Resort Municipality of Whistler' (1976).

Proposal 24 - 'Whistler Town Centre' Executive Summary (1976).

Proposal 25 - 'Blackcomb Mountain Ski Development: Proposal Call for a Proposed Alpine Ski Development on Blackcomb Mountain in the Resort Municipality of Whistler' (c.1977).

Proposal 26 - 'Whistler Sales Tax Survey' (1985/86).

Proposal 27 - 'Gondola Area Study: Report Extract' (1985).

Proposal 28 - 'Gondola Area Study: The Resort Municipality of Whistler' (1985).

Resort Municipality of Whistler

Documents gathered by Geoff Pearce during his time working as Clerk-Treasurer on Whistler's first municipal council between 1976 and 1986.

Resort Municipality of Whistler Recreation Master Plan - 1980

Recreation Master Plan created by Professional Environmental Recreation Consultants Ltd. for the Resort Municipality of Whistler in 1980. The report investigates outdoor recreation demand and analyzes Whistler's physical resource base. The report includes multiple trail maps of the Whistler Valley and manually highlighted text [possibly by Geoff Pearce].

Table of Contents:

  • Letter of Transmittal
  • Introduction
  • Demand - Proposed Park and Recreation Service Standards
  • The Outdoor Recreation System
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix A - Implementation
  • Appendix B - Five Year Capital Cost Program, Estimates, and Priorities
  • Appendix C - The Rationale for the Delivery of Municipal Services
  • Appendix D - Selected Bibliography
  • Appendix E - The Preliminary recreational Land Use Report

Textual Documents & Ephemera

Letters from Eldon Beck and Mr. Mike Vance, coordinator, planning and design of Whistler Village Land Co. Ltd. Includes various designs and sketches, as well as the initial statement of concept for Whistler Village.

Whistler Village Report issues:
Oct. 1979: articles on the progress of construction in Whistler and the 1988 Olympic bid.
Dec. 1979: pictures and articles on the development of Whistler Village. Includes a picture of mayor Pat Carleton at construction site.
Jan. 1980: articles on phase two of Whistler Village construction.
Mar. 1980: articles on the development of the Mountain Inn Hotel and Whistler Resort Centre.
Apr. 1980: articles on the process of construction in Whistler Village.
July 1980: article on Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay's visit to Whistlers' new golf course. Palmer and Seay designed over 75 golf course in United States and assisted in the development of the Whistler Golf Course.
Feb. 1981: article called 'Whistler - finally a reality'.

Whistler News issues including articles on events and developments in Whistler with maps and pictures from 1979-1980, as well as a summer edition from 1980 including articles on the new 'Resort Centre', getting to Whistler by road, Blackcomb Mountain, and the 'Championship golf course for Whistler'.

"Bank eyes Whistler aid." [1983]: article by William Boei on Whistler's financial troubles and the loan negotiations with the Royal Bank.

"Gold plate to be dropped at Whistler." Jan. 11, 1983: article from The Province by Barbara McLintock on scaling down the Conference Centre in Whistler due to initial overspending on the project.

Whistler Area Map/Lost Lake Park Map: two black and white maps on one sheet from 1979 or 1980.

Poster of Whistler Village from 1979 or 1980.

Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain trail maps from the 1980-1981 winter season.

2 Whistler pamphlets from the early 1980s

Whistler Village parking guide from the early 1980s including a plan of Whistler with a list of lots in Whistler Village and their developers.

Whistler Tenant Graphics Guidelines from 1979, containing rules on free standing signs, projecting signs, wall signs, canopy signs, marquee signs, window signs, and special purpose signs.

Whistler Economic Effects Study Update from Dec. 1979. Report covers the economic effects of several developments in Whistler. Prepared by Urbanics Consultants Ltd. for Whistler Village Land Co.

Parking Policy and Construction Program for Whistler Village from 1979: a draft outlining anticipated demand and supply of surface and covered parking and to propose construction programs for parking structures. Compiled by Sutcliffe Griggd Moodie, development consultants to mayor and alderman, Resort Municipality of Whistler.

A draft on design guidelines for Whistler Village by RMOW, Sept. 26, 1978.

Beck, Eldon

Whistler Village Report

The articles are about the subjects of the history of Whistler as a resort town and the building of Whistler Village, the Whistler Village log, a 9 million dollar grant from the federal and provincial governments for resort development and town planning, the development of Blackcomb Mountain, the unseasonably slow snow, the seasonal schedule for development in Whistler and the new council for the Resort Municipality of Whistler being sworn in.

Whistler Village Report, Issue Number Two, December 1978 + duplicate

The Whistler Village Report published by Whistler Village from December 1978. Articles are entitled: "Where We've Been ... and Where We're Going," "Joint Government Agreement Gives Whistler $9 Million," "Blackcomb Mountain Development Begins," "Snow Unseasonably Slow at Whistler," "Developments Proceed With Set Schedule," and "New Council Sworn In."

The articles are about the subjects of the history of Whistler as a resort town and the building of Whistler Village, the Whistler Village log, a 9 million dollar grant from the federal and provincial governments for resort development and town planning, the development of Blackcomb Mountain, the unseasonably slow snow, the seasonal schedule for development in Whistler and the new council for the Resort Municipality of Whistler being sworn in.

1 Duplicate.