Mrs.Hamber dining room table1955
Main room Xmas 60-61
Dining room Xmas 1960-1961
Card room 1960-1961
Polo Players Bunk Room 1940
Fireplace Mr and Mrs Hamber
Living Room from 2nd floor 1940
In snow 1935
Pool party 1960
Back View of the Lodge 1935
Lodge bunks 1940
Front of the Lodge 1936
Lodge Hamber tea set
Lodge Hallway 1940
Lodge living room 1940
MPA Creative Cafe May 6 2018 - Bryan Ness photo (2)
A Brief History
Minnekhada Lodge started construction in 1934 while Minnekhada was under the ownership of the Hamber family and based on a design by architect Bernard Palmer, who would later be part of the Lion’s Gate bridge design. The apparent budget was $50,000 and construction was completed in 1937.
In it’s heyday the Lodge hosted a who’s who of BC’s titans of industry, visiting dignitaries, government officials and even royalty. It is believed that Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth) visited in 1939 with her father King George VI.
The lodge is a beautifully crafted building in the style of a traditional Scottish Hunting Lodge. Visitors who take the time to appreciate the details will note the remarkable joinery and relief and stucco work. The large dining hall with its massive stone fireplace, elaborate timbers and traditional chandeliers overlooks the nearby blueberry fields and the pool area below.
The lodge is a wonderful location to host events like weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, etc. Our board meets there usually every second Wednesday of the month. In the future, we also hope to host more events at the lodge.
Minnekhada Park Association is not involved in facility rentals. To inquire about rentals for events and meetings contact Metro Vancouver directly at 604-432-6352 (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm)
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