Hollyburn Heritage Society
View of Hollyburn Lodge from the First Lake Lookout, February 7, 2017
Hollyburn Lodge is now open!
Hollyburn Lodge is now open to the public!!!. We thank all of you for your patience during the rebuild. After the close of the 2016/2017 ski season on April 17, Cypress Mountain will focus on completing the finishing touches, such as floorboards reintegrated in some fashion, beams, iconic frames on door, interior heritage assets hung and wood fireplace, to attain the desired ambience in on our new "old" lodge."
Before the official opening of the renewed Hollyburn Lodge on Sunday, January 15, 2017, Jackie Swanson, Chair of the Hollyburn Lodge Renewal Project Committee, prepared a handout which describes what has been done so far regarding the rebuild and what will be done in the coming months to complete the project.
Also included in the brochure is a poem by Tony Flower, "The Old Red Lodge".
CLICK HERE to open/download a pdf copy of the handout.
See also the Hollyburn Lodge Renewal Project Photos (2017) on this website.
Introduction to the Hollyburn Heritage Society Website
Although the website includes content far beyond Hollyburn Lodge at First Lake, it is all linked in some way to the Lodge, the people that owned, operated and/or worked at the Lodge, and to the succeeding generations who have enjoyed and continue to enjoy its unique character and recognize its important place in the history of our community.
There is much on the website for you to peruse & enjoy. (Currently there are 220 web pages!) A recommended starting point is the "Site Map", which gives you an overview of the entire website and links to all the pages. Tony Flower's nostalgic, heart-warming tribute to Fred Burfield and the Burfield family, "Called To Higher Ground", is a good introduction to the colourful history of Hollyburn Mountain.
Hollyburn's past history, (pre 2011), is the main focus of the pages listed under "Historic Lodges", "Historic Cabins", "Competitive Sports", Skiing" and "Hiking", while Hollyburn's recent history, (post 2010), is the main focus of the pages listed under "Cypress Now".
To find information about particular persons, places, cabins, events etc.,
enter key words in the Google Custom Search Box at the top of each page.