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Announcing our Fall events lineup!

"Dead season" is a myth. There's tons to do in Whistler during the infamous down time between the closing of the Bike Park and the return of skiing. And the Whistler Museum is doing more than ever to keep your restlessness at bay. Check out our very full line-up of upcoming events!

First, we would like to announce the launch of a brand spanking new event series:




About Whistler Debates: 

Whistlerites self-identify as informed, opinionated, and outspoken. We're going to put that assumption to the test.

The Whistler Museum and are excited to announce our new event series, WHISTLERDEBATES. Taking inspiration from the Doha Debates, our aim is to provide a forum for respectful, informed dialogue on wide-ranging topics of local or general interest. Debates will take place year-round and usually coincide with ongoing festivals and events. All debates will feature a strong audience participation component, so come armed with an opinion, an open mind, and a desire to engage with some of the most pressing topics of our times.

 To start the series off with a bang, we have two upcoming debates in October:

Sunday, October 14th - Whistler Debates presents:  

                      “Whistler believes... The internet is killing literature”

Thanks to digital technologies the written word is more widespread than ever, but how much is really being said? Is free content pricing the truly-talented out of the market? Or is the spark of literary genius too bright to be extinguished by some measly little internet? Come watch impassioned wordsmiths Feet Banks, Jillian Christmas, Jesse Ferreras, and Chelsea Johnson assess the written word’s future (or lack thereof) in an increasingly plugged-in world. 

This event is put on through a partnership with the Whistler Writer's Festival.

Where: Whistler Museum (4333 Main Street)
When: Sunday, October 14th, 6-7pm (doors 5:30)
Tickets: $7 ($5 for museum members, or with a Writer's Fest pass. Tickets available at Whistler Museum
More info:,  604-932-2019

Monday, October 29th - Whistler Debates presents:

Whistler believes... More should be done to improve access to the backcountry”


 Whistler Mountain in the early 1960s, before backcountry became frontcountry. Sure, the chairlifts, groomer, gondolas, lodges, snowmaking and so on have been great, but doesn't this look like paradise?

Think the Spearhead Huts are the greatest idea since fat skis? Does the ongoing rush to the backcountry risks spoiling the solitude (and fresh pow) that draws us out there in the first place? How do we best maintain a relationship with wilderness in our increasingly urban, on-line world? If you have ever pondered such matters, this night is for you. Come watch prominent members of the backcountry community debate the merits of improved access to that rugged and remote paradise, the backcountry. 

This event is put on in partnership with the Whistler Arts Council, as part of their "Out of Bounds: Tales from the Backcountry" photography competition.

Where: Millennium Place
When: Monday, October 29th, 8-9pm (doors 7:30)
Tickets: $10 advance/$12 day of event, available at Millennium Place and
Whistler Museum
More info: Arts Council: 604-935-8410
Museum:  programs@whistlermuseum.org604-932-2019

November 13th, 3-6pm - 3rd Annual Whistler Volunteer Fair
Study after study confirms what many have always known: volunteering makes people happy. Come boost your happiness quotient and learn about the wide variety of exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities throughout Sea-to-Sky Country. This year the event will be held in a new venue, Millennium Place!

November 17th, 5:30-7:30pm - Feeding the Spirit
FREE FOOD AND AWESOME PRIZES! At this Welcome Week staple the Museum opens its doors for the evening to new arrivals, long-time locals and everyone in between. Simply show up, eat, mingle, maybe take home some free swag, and learn about our community's unique history as you browse our exhibits. Seriously. No strings attached.

More upcoming events, details to be announced shortly:

And last but not least, more Whistler Debates. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks and months!