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Legal Jurisdiction of the Land area (70) Top Level

Legally, Cypress, Grouse, Seymour, Whistler/Blackcomb and WOP are actually different situations. Cypress and Seymour are park use permits administered by BC parks under the park act. Grouse is private land. Whistler/Blackcomb is mostly an alpine skiing recreation tenure, with small cookie cutter leases for the buildings. WOP is a big lease, which makes it unique. Callaghan Country (next to WOP) is a mix of a recreation tenure (like W/B) and a park use permit. The power to exclude users is not unique to WOP. All of the above entities, and other controlled recreation areas in BC have the right to manage access to their tenure. For example, WB does not permit access to the backcountry through areas where avalanche control is in progress. I think WOP was originally tenured as a lease because of the Olympics, but now that the Olympics are done the lease does not automatically expire.