Alta Lake, British Columbia

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Alta Lake
Alta Lake is located in British Columbia
Alta Lake
Alta Lake
Location of Alta Lake in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°06′00″N 122°29′00″W / 50.10000°N 122.48333°W / 50.10000; -122.48333Coordinates: 50°06′00″N 122°29′00″W / 50.10000°N 122.48333°W / 50.10000; -122.48333
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Area codes250, 778

Alta Lake was a recreational community and railway station on the west side of Alta Lake. It is now a neighbourhood of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. The post office was renamed Whistler in 1976 when the area was incorporated as part of the Resort Municipality of Whistler.

Canada was shocked when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation led its morning radio broadcast[1] about Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the bachelor Prime Minister of Canada since 1968, honeymooning at Alta Lake at the condominium owned by his new in-laws, former federal Cabinet minister Jimmy Sinclair and his wife Kathleen,[2][3] the day after a surprise wedding in North Vancouver, British Columbia on March 4, 1971 to Margaret Sinclair.[4]

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  1. ^ Griffin, Eugene (March 6, 1971). "Trudeau's Bride Takes All by Surprise". Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune Press Services. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "Trudeaus on ski holiday at honeymoon residence". Ottawa Citizen. Canadian Press. February 4, 1972. Retrieved August 27, 2016. ...staying in their honeymoon residence – a condominium owned by Mrs. Trudeau's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Sinclair of North Vancouver.
  3. ^ "A Prime Minister in love". Whistorical: Official Blog of the Whistler Museum. March 1, 2015. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "Colleagues, family discuss secret Trudeau wedding". CBC Digital Archives. March 5, 1971. Retrieved November 13, 2015.