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Whistler Museum Open by Donation!

September 22nd, 2014
Whistler Museum Open by Donation!
The Whistler Museum is happy to announce that beginning tomorrow (September 23rd) we 
will officially be open by donation! This is something we’ve wanted to do for a while, as we 
feel everyone (no matter how much money you have) should come enjoy the history of 
We will be testing this out for the off-season, and will keep everyone informed of an ...

Crafts in the Park: Whistler Through the Decades

July 3rd, 2014
Tuesday, July 8th - Tuesday August 26th

Every Tuesday, beginning July 8th, the Whistler Museum, in partnership with the Whistler Public Library, will be hosting Crafts in the Park: Whistler Through the Decades for children ages 3 and up. Join us for this unique program where we will have fun blending a little history with stories and crafts. Each week our theme will focus on a new time ...

Valley of Dreams Walking Tour

July 3rd, 2014
June, July, and August 2014

During June, July, and August the museum is holding our Valley of Dreams Walking Tour. The tours run daily, leaving from the Whistler Visitor Centre at 1pm. By donation. 


Events at the Whistler Multicultural Festival

July 3rd, 2014
We had an amazing day at the Multicutural Festival. Click here to see a few photos. 

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 then ...

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 ...

LEGO! August 10th.

July 24th, 2013

LEGO-2013-Web-poster

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 ca ...

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 preven ...

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