Point of Beginning

Building the future includes taking care of the past

February 16, 2009

Jean Sorensen
correspondent

The Sea-to-Sky Highway, linking Vancouver’s two winter Olympic sites, is being built upon layers of historical survey data.

Bunbury & Associates Land Surveying Ltd., a long-time company working on the highway corridor and with offices in Whistler and Squamish, has added to that historical base, but also uncovered signs early surveyors left more than 100 years ago.

Paul Bunbury, with father Alexander, who has worked in the corridor since the 1960s, has found old survey posts from men who ventured into the bush for weeks, traveling by foot or horses, packing equipment and supplies.

“We have several of these (old posts) sitting in our office,” said Bunbury, whose company has been chosen to do the bulk of the highway surveying between Squamish and Whistler.

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