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Cooperation Agreement—BC Parks & Whistler Blackcomb Resort (2017-04-19)

The Parties share an extensive common boundary and have been working together on various operational projects in Garibaldi Park for decades.

Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park, park use permit no. 102525, in effect 2012 to 2014. Part of FOI response package MOE-2018-86146.

Whistler Blackcomb and B.C. Parks have a highly successful legacy of interfacing their respective summer hiking master plans to optimize guest experiences. This report focuses on two small opportunities for the summer of 2014.

The Whistler Blackcomb CRA and Garibaldi Park lie within the traditional territory of the Lil'wat Nation (Mount Currie Band). With respect to Project A, the " Flute Connector" trail, we do not support its development at this time. We look forward to having further discussions with BC Parks regarding the proposed Project B trail. This area of Garibaldi Park has archaeological potential and traditional use values for the Lil 'wat Nation. We recommend that both an archaeological and traditional use study occur.

Letter of Intent to proceed regarding the potential donation of funds by the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation to the Province, specifically the BC Parks' "Park Enhancement Fund". The objective of this donation is to contribute designated funding to the improvement and/or expansion of hiking opportunities within the vicinity of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the Whistler Blackcomb Controlled Recreation Area. The trail work is scheduled to commence in 2017 with a projected completion date of 2019. The specific trails to which the funding will be applied have yet to be determined, but will generally apply to the "Spearhead area" of the park. The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation intends to contribute funding towards the specific improvement and/or expansion of hiking opportunities within Garibaldi Provincial Park and will make a contribution of approximately $175,000 including the interface area between the Whistler Blackcomb Controlled Recreation Area and Garibaldi Park.

Memorandum of Understanding between Lil'wat first nation, Squamish first nation, the province, Resort Municipality of Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb. The MOU identifies two phases of work flowing from the agreement to replace the Whistler Blackcomb master development agreements in 2017. The MOU concerns itself with Phase II having to do with development opportunities, crown land management, community planning and the participation of RMOW.

The memorandum of understanding is between B.C. Assets and Land Corporation and Ministry of Forests. The MOU explains the relationship between the parties. It arises because Whistler Blackcomb wanted to expand its operations onto the south side of Whistler Mountain into the SOO TSA and Whistler Interpretive Forest. In giving its support to the proposed expansion, BCALC stipulated that recreational uses such as hiking, cross country skiing and biking would continue in the expansion area. To the extent that the expansion of alpine skiing would occur, it would be shared with existing uses.

Letter from the Whistler Sliding Centre CEO to Ministry of Forests Integrated Land Management Bureau regarding a ROW in favour of WB over the portion of the Mountain Access Road that passes through the Whistler Sliding Centre and access rights the WSL has over the portion of the Mountain Access Road owned and operated by WB that connects the Sliding Centre to the public road system.

The snow safety plan for Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park as required of Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises Ltd. in its park use permit with BC Parks.

Monthly reports and statistics of the Blackcomb Glacier snow safety and avalanche control program between 2010 and 2019, as required of Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises Ltd. for its park use permit for Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park no. 102525.

Skier days at Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park from 2000 through 2017. More or less complete. Some winter months seem to have been missed.