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This page contains links to quality websites that feature Articles and Photos pertaining to the history of Garibaldi Park: Hollyburn Heritage Articles: Explorations in Garibaldi Park (1930) http://www.hollyburnheritage.ca/hiking/garibaldi-provincial-park/explorations-in-garibaldi-provincial-park-1930-s/ Garibaldi Park Historic Photo Gallery: http://www.hollyburnheritage.ca/hiking/garibaldi-provincial-park/garibaldi-provincial-park-around-garibaldi-lake/ Elfin Lakes and Diamond Head...

Government Annual Reports

The following list of Annual Reports comes from the Provincial Government's Website at: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/annual/annual_reports.htm The documents listed below are hosted on the Government Server.  Of particular note is that British Columbia once had a Ministry of Recreation and Conservation.  These reports reveals the early BC Parks organization to be one focused on recreation, trail construction, and productive consulatation and collaboration with volunteers....

Garibaldi Park 2020 letter to Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations on private vehicle access along the public road to the designated parking lot at Singing Pass trail head, vicinity of Harmony Creek adjacent Garibaldi Provincial Park boundary at Fitzsimmons Creek. Response from Mr. Norman Lee, Executive Director, Mountain Resorts Branch with assigned reference no. 224595. August 9, 2016 The Honourable Steve Thomson Minister of Forests, Lands...

August 9, 2016 Research by the organization Garibaldi Park 2020 has found compelling evidence that Whistler Blackcomb is in violation of the Land Act by restricting public vehicle access up Fitzsimmons Creek to the Singing Pass trail head adjacent the Garibaldi Provincial Park boundary. The 1982 Master Development Agreement between Whistler Mountain and the Province of British Columbia clearly shows the Fitzsimmons Creek road as "public access road" and "park access right-of-way"....

Monster in the Woods

MONSTER IN THE WOODS Words & Music by Frank Ludwig Performed by “Buck ‘n the Trailblazers”     There’s a monster in the woods. – Say Watt! There are monsters in the woods, and it’s “Parks” – Say who? And they lie and they threaten, change the laws as a weapon Hikers better watch out where you’re steppin’ ‘cuz there’s a monster in the woods Monster in the woods like Helipads and skiing Monsters in the woods back condos,...

Glacier change in Garibaldi Provincial Park, southern Coast Mountains, British Columbia, since the Little Ice Age Authors: Johannes Koch a, Brian Menounos b, John J. Clague a a Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6 b Geography Program and Natural Resources Environmental Studies Institute, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada V2N 4Z9 GlacierChangeInGaribaldiProvincialParkSinceLittleIceAge.pdf Dr....

Report on the historical use and development of Garibaldi Provincial Park with emphasis on the Black Tusk and Diamond Head areas, by Katie Bell in 1984. GaribaldiParkCulturalHistory1984.pdf Of interest is a paragraph on page 2 that summarizes First Nations use. The local Indian tribes did not establish any known camps or set up any structures in the Black Tusk and Diamond Head areas of Garibaldi Provincial Park. The only known use of the park area by Indians was for obsidian which they...

July 11, 2016 Via the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC list server and originally from the Vancouver Island Climbing and Mountaineering Group comes this information on the Crest Creek Crags climbing routes in Crest Creek Crags Provincial Park on Vancouver Island maintained by The Heathens club. On January 26, 2016, the Parks branch issued a stop work order to the Heathens Club regarding their maintenance projects at Crest Creek. The club has officially maintained the trail network at...

June 23, 2016 Mapping by the organization Garibaldi Park 2020 reveals for the first time that a commercial recreation park use permit for helicopter landing zones inside Garibaldi Park's wilderness conservation zone was granted to Whistler Heli Skiing Ltd. by BC Parks. The map is on the Backcountry Access BC web site here: Spearhead Heli-skiing Custom Map If that is not bad enough, harmful noise from Decker, Trorey and Tremor landing zones (LZ) blankets virtually the entire ungulate winter...

2020 is probing the troubling inconsistencies arising from the alleged mineral lick "discovered" by Officer Watt on Darling Ridge. 9000 years ago Squamish indigenous people establish first habitation in the vicinity of present day Squamish. The then shoreline of the inlet is near the locality of Cheekye, which is above Brackendale near the confluence of Cheekye and Squamish Rivers. (Source: Squamish historian Ander Ourom.) The Cordilleran ice sheet that blanketed all but the highest points...

Spearhead Heli-skiing Park Use Permit Map  Note: This map shows the permit that expired in 2016. A new permit was issued with significant changes in the permit area. See our blog article: Whistler Heli-skiing park use permit area significantly reduced In summary, Whistler Heli-Skiing has reduced their permit area to remove areas of high use in the vicinity of Decker Mountain, as well as runs in the Iago and Quiver areas. Showing Garibaldi Provincial Park and Blackcomb Glacier...

May 28, 2016 Cypress Mountain backcountry access closure due to parking not public safety The wintertime enforcement of Cypress Mountain Resorts' backcountry access policy is parking related. Quite simply, early snowshoers are taking up parking spots meant for paying customers. How this works is that there is a short section in the controlled recreation area that snowshoers and other backcountry users must cross to reach Black Mountain, Yew Lake, Bowen Lookout and Howe Sound Crest...

May 12, 2016 2020 submits Darling Lake Heritage Trail Proposal to the Honourable Mary Polak This follows the discussion of Darling Lake Heritage Trail with Mr. George Heyman, NDP MLA in the legislature on April 25th. From the covering letter to the proposal. We are greatly encouraged that you and your Government is seriously considering righting the wrongs of the past by expanding hiking opportunities in Garibaldi Provincial Park by offering to fully restore the Darling Lake Heritage...

May 9, 2016 2020 receives FOI responses for alleged Darling Lake mineral lick and communications with First Nations The material received regarding communications between government employees and Squamish First Nation, or any other first nation pertaining to or mentioning the Darling Lake Trail, Darling Lake or Darling Ridge was almost 100% redacted. The information content was close to zero. What does that suggest? Is there something to hide? The FOI response for the alleged mineral lick...

May 8, 2016 Victim crossing creek in Lynn Headwaters dies after striking head on rock - BC Coroner http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/norvan-falls-hiker-cardiac-arrest-north-shore-rescue-1.3573000 2020 Commentary In summer of 2015, BCMC volunteer trail maintainers restored access to the heritage Darling Lake Trail. As a safety requirement, a steel handline was rigged above a log spanning the east fork of Skookum Creek (the so-called Paranoid Creek). In August, park rangers...

Heli-skiing in Garibaldi Park has been around since the 1970s. Whistler Heli-skiing Ltd. operates under a park use permit. Whistler Heli-skiing Ltd. is owned by Whistler Blackcomb. The most recent permit was issued in October 2016 through 2026. The previous permit was for five years ending in 2016. Ski Area Management magazine reported in September 2006 that Whistler Blackcomb (which itself was then owned by Intrawest): Intrawest Corporation acquired Whistler Heli-Skiing in a transaction...

April 26, 2016 Garibaldi Park 2020 and 2020 issues discussed and debated in the Victoria Provincial Legislature NDP Environment Critic George Heyman brought several key 2020 issues to the legislature, including the Garibaldi at Squamish Resort Proposal, The Darling Lake Trail, and other important 2020 concerns.   Read the transcript here: https://www.leg.bc.ca/documents-data/debate-transcripts/40th-parliament/5th-session/20160425pm-House-Blues Today was a very promising day for the...

April 26, 2016 These are informal comments made to Garibaldi Park 2020 a week after the April 26th meeting. It is not a minutes because it only summarizes the recollections of two groups in favour of the option to park at the IPP site. AttendanceSpearhead Huts: Manrico Scremin, Jayson FaulknerFMCBC: Brian Wood, Michael FellerACC (Whistler): Rupert Mehrer, Bryce LeighWB: Doug ForsethMRB: Tori Meeks and assistantBC Parks: Katy Chambers, Chris Platz, Vikki HaberlSport Legacies: John...

April 25, 2016 B.C. Mountaineering Club receives Watersprite Lake trail Section 57 Authorization BCMC received authorization to build the Watersprite Lake Trail from Skookum dam to Watersprite Lake. The authorized trail shares the first 2 km of trail with Darling Lake Heritage Trail.

April 25, 2016 The organization Garibaldi Park 2020 obtains secret park use permit authorizing heli-skiing in huge area of Garibaldi Provincial Park GP 2020 just received a copy of the Commericial Recreation Park Use Permit between Whistler Heli Skiing Ltd. and Her Majesty the Queen. Much to our surprise it's bigger area than anyone ever imagined. Check out our custom map of Singing Pass and the Spearhead Range. The permit area is outlined in pink. Spearhead Heli-skiing...

Mamquam Custom Map

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April 21, 2016 Hikers: walk an extra 5 km of boring logging road - Mountain Resorts Branch Yep, that's what Mountain Resorts Branch wants for you - hike five kilometers of logged out timber just to reach the park boundary. And run a gauntlet of ATVs and mountain bikes flying through the air. Lucky you if you make it further than Singing Pass. Repeat on the way back. Mountain Resorts Branch dictates terms of Singing Pass public access 2020 Commentary 2020 this week received a...

Garibaldi Park 2020 letter to Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations on restoring vehicular access to the historic Singing Pass trailhead. Response from Mr. Jim Standen, Assistant Deputy Minister, BC Parks and Conservation Officer Service Division with assigned reference no. 298622. April 21, 2016 The Honourable Steve Thomson Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Room 248, Parliament Buildings Victoria, BC V8V 1X4Dear...

April 21, 2016 Here is a link to the backgrounder document put together by Ms. Tori Meeks, Acting Senior Manager, Major Projects, Mountain Resorts Branch for the April 26th, 2016 meeting between the stakeholders and various agencies and land managers in the Fitzsimmons drainage. SingingPassTrailBackgrounder20160421.pdf

Singing Pass Custom Map

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