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Hollyburn Heritage Society

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 Website hosted by          Cypress Mountain Website Link

Official Opening of the renewed Hollyburn Lodge on Sunday, January 15, 2017 


Welcome 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 238 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 2010), is the main focus of the pages listed under "Pioneers", "Hollyburn History", "Cabins", 
"Competitive Sports", and "Recreational Skiing" while Hollyburn's more recent history, (post 2010), is the main focus of the pages listed under "Physical Geography" & "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.

"Feels Like Home" features photos of Hollyburn Mountain, with a particular focus on Hollyburn Lodge at First Lake taken during the past several decades and accompanied by Bonnie Raitt's heart-warming song, "Feels Like Home". It was the coda for the HHS 2012 video, "Hollyburn Lodge Through the Seasons & Generations". The soundtrack, "Feels Like Home", may be downloaded on iTunes.

The video "Goodnight & Joy Be to You All" is about Hollyburn's pioneer competitive skiers & ski jumpers who were active on the mountain during the 1920's & '30's. This video, updated in June 2018, was the coda for the HHS 2010 video, "Heroes of the Harnessed Hickory. The soundtrack, "The Parting Glass", performed by the High Kings", may be downloaded on iTunes. Go to "Heroes of the Harnessed Hickory (Parts 1 & 2)" & 
"Heroes of the Harnessed Hickory (Parts 3 & 4)" to view the video and read the script.

To open and/or download the script, which includes selected photos, CLICK HERE.

Set to the well-known Rankin Family song, "Rise Again", video features photos of Hollyburn pioneers and their descendants and sweeping vistas of Cypress Provincial Park and the Lower Mainland. The soundtrack, "Rise Again", may be downloaded on iTunes.