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Speaker Series: The History of Ski Racing in Whistler

February 18th, 2014
Join us on Wednesday, February 19th, for our upcoming Speaker Series “Carving Our Way to the International Stage: The History of Ski Racing in Whistler,” with an exciting lineup of guest speakers including Rob Boyd, Tom Prochazka, and Andrée Janyk, with John Preissl moderating the event. The evening will focus on the history of ski racing in and around Whistler. Our guest speakers, accompanie ...

Peak to Valley Race: Commemorative Quilt Auction

January 19th, 2014
Peak to Valley

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Peak to Valley ski race Whistler Blackcomb has commissioned a quilt made out of the race T-shirts spanning the entire history of the event. The result is an impressive memento of one of Whistler’s best-loved races. The quilt will be auctioned off to raise money for the Whistler Museum.  The quilt will be displayed at the Peak to Valley race itself and the ...

Speaker Series: The Business of Skiing

January 10th, 2014
Join us for our upcoming Speaker Series “The Business of Skiing,” where leading industry experts Peter Alder, Roger McCarthy and Don Murray will be discussing the past, present and future of the business of skiing. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm (doors at 6pm).
The event will start with some prearranged questions to the panel and move on to open questions from th ...

LEGO! August 10th.

July 24th, 2013


It's back. For the 17th straight summer the Whistler Museum will be opening its doors for a day of pandemonium (the good kind) as we welcome 50 kids to take part in our annual LEGO-building competition. It's all going down on Saturday August 10th, from 2-4pm.

August is Bear Month at the Whistler Museum, so our LEGO theme is "What if YOU were a Whistler Bear?" Essentially, this means you can ...

Index for First Tracks

July 20th, 2013
The second printing of Florence Petersen's First Tracks includes an index, which was missing from the initial print run. If you have bought the first printing of First Tracks and would like to have an index you can print one for yourself here. First Tracks Index

First Tracks cover

Volunteers needed for Ironman!

April 18th, 2013

The Whistler Museum has signed up to be a team leader for the Ironman event in Whistler this August. We need to get a team of 20 volunteers together in order to receive $1000 for our organization – so we need your help!

The funds raised will go towards buying acid-free housing for our artifacts, archives and photographs. This is essential to be able to preserve Whistler’s heritage and prevent ...

March Speaker Series - Ken Melamed

March 14th, 2013
A mallard duck enjoys some of Whistler's prime wetland. Photo: Bob Brett
A mallard duck enjoys some of Whistler's prime wetland. Photo: Bob Brett

It is easy to take Whistler’s natural splendour for granted. A closer look, however, reveals that it is only thanks to a number of thoughtful, committed people that so much has been preserved for future generations. One of these figures is Ken Melamed.

Ken moved here in 1976 to live the ski bum’s life as a young pat ...

Icon Gone 6

February 27th, 2013
Icon Gone, the hilarious, head-to-head debate to determine Whistler's greatest icon, makes its triumphant return!

Once again, Mo Douglas will be keeping things rolling as our wonderful MC, and we have a solid, diverse lineup of debaters:

Michel Beaudry

Mandy Rousseau
Angie Nolan (defending champ)
Stephen Vogler (inaugural champ)
Steve Andrews
G.D. Maxwell
Emily Wood
Kevin "Big Kev" Mikkelse ...

February Speaker Series

February 12th, 2013

Feb2013 SS Poster

Over the last decade we have witnessed the most rapid technological advancement in human history. First and foremost, the Internet has completely changed how we communicate and interact with each other. Websites such as Wikipedia and YouTube have proven that, with the right technologies, vibrant, purposeful communities can emerge around crowd-sourced content. New applications using this ope ...

January Speaker Series - Arno Kopecky

January 9th, 2013

Jan 2013 SS Poster

January beckons fresh starts everywhere, and for the Whistler Museum it means the resumption of our Speaker Series, after a December pause. On that note, we are excited to announce this month’s speaker, Squamish-based adventure writer and journalist Arno Kopecky. This presentation showcases a dispatch from the frontlines of globalization.

Arno will share stories and images from his year-lon ...

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