Kelsey Wiebe - A History of the Lakelse Hot Springs
From CTLT User on February 13th, 2019
Presentation date: February 11, 2015 A History of Lakelse Hot Springs will look at the tiered development of the Lakelse Hot Springs, ranging from log-cabin bathhouses in the early 1900s to a seven-tower ski hill in the 1960s to the UFO H20 waterpark purchased from Expo ’86. Throughout its tumultuous history, the Lakelse Hot Springs have been frequented by residents of the northwest in pursuit of leisure, health, and entertainment. The various ambitions, economic downturns, and natural disasters reflect and inform patterns of history in northwestern British Columbia. Kelsey Wiebe is the Curator of Heritage Park Museum, as well as an alumna of UNBC. Through her work at Heritage Park Museum, she developed a Community Memories exhibit on the history of the Lakelse Hot Springs. The material in this talk was collected for that project, which is available online at www.virtualmuseum.ca.