Photographic, Photograph & Negatives – 71.12.20a,b,c
A group of skiers watch as a man takes a drink from a stream while still wearing his skis. As the ski trail system expanded and trips became longer, so did the need to provide shelter in which a weary skier could eat and rest. Although seven lodges were available in the Ottawa region by 1921 only two of these, Camp Fortune and Pink Lake were owned by the Ottawa Ski Club. More club-owned property was clearly desirable and in 1920 property was acquired in the Camp Fortune valley together with a small wood cutter’s shack that had been vacant for years.