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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.