Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cabins and Cabin Communities on the North Shore Mountains


Hollyburn Ridge is a mountainous area of West Vancouver, between the Capilano River and Cypress Provincial Park. After the cessation of logging in the earlier parts of the twentieth century, many cabins were built on the Ridge - often constructed from materials left over from discontinued logging operations. During the 1930s and 1940s several hundred cabins were constructed on land leased from the Corporation of the District of West Vancouver. Cabins such as Holler Inn (at top [C236A WVA HRC]) and Swanson's Doghouse (at bottom [C247 WVA HRC]) soon became part of the unique community devoted to outdoor recreation and cabin life.


Donald Grant, archivist historian for the Hollyburn Heritage Society and the Hollyburn Ridge Association, will review the history of cabin building on the North Shore mountains and discuss current issues related to owning and maintaining cabins on Hollyburn at the West Vancouver Museum on Saturday February 16, 2008 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Admission is by donation.

Photo credits:
West Vancouver Archives photograph (C236A WVA HRC): Cabin Site Number 236. West Vancouver Archives collection [ca. 1982-1987]. Photo by Les Finta.
West Vancouver Archives photograph (C247 WVA HRC): Cabin Site Number 247. West Vancouver Archives collection [ca. 1982-1987]. Photo by Les Finta.

Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to the inclement weather conditions, the talk scheduled this evening (Jan. 30) by Professor Benjamin Perrin has been cancelled. Stay tuned for updates.