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High School Art Project Now On-line!

November 28th, 2012
As mentioned in a previous blog post, this past autumn we had the pleasure of working with localhigh school students on a historical art project. We hosted an opening reception here at the museum, and the artwork remained on disply through early November. For those that weren't able to check out the artwork in person, we have digitized every piece and created a permanent online gallery on our ...

Florence Petersen's new book 'First Tracks'

October 7th, 2012
Forence Petersen's new book First Tracks: Whistler's Early History is available to buy now in the Whistler Museum gift shop. A history of Whistler from pioneer times to the opening of the skihill in 1966, First Tracks is packed with interesting stories from the early days of the Whistler Valley - or as it was known in those days - Alta Lake.

Come by the museum today to p ...

Historical Art Project with Whistler Secondary

September 28th, 2012

Over the past few weeks, students in Whistler Secondary's Grade 11 Art class have been exercising their creative expression and getting better acquainted with their local heritage with a new project in partnership with the Whistler Museum. They've been hard at work crafting original art inspired by historical photographs from the Whistler Archives. The parameters for the project were wide ...

Announcing our Fall events lineup!

September 20th, 2012

"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!

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Valley of Dreams Walking Tours

July 7th, 2012
Daily, 1pm, June through August. Join long-time locals for a one-hour tour through Whistler Village.  Tours are by donation and leave from the Whistler Visitor Centre.

Arts and Heritage Walking Tours

July 7th, 2012
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 6 - September 2, 11am.  This hour and a half tour through the Village explores Whistler's public art, heritage, and ArtWalk venues.  Offered in partnership with the Whistler Arts Council, this free tour departs from the Whistler Visitor Centre.

16th Annual LEGO Competition

July 7th, 2012
August 25, 2:30-4:30pm.  The Museum's popular LEGO building competition is back again!  Open to kids 3 - 12 with great prizes for all ages.  Space is limited and fills quickly to register early!

April 25th Speaker Series

April 10th, 2012
Don't miss the final Speaker Series of the season - get stoked for biking season with WORCA! Join current Race Director Tony Horn as he chairs a panel of WORCA greats discussing the past, present and future of mountain biking in Whistler.

Tickets are $7 regular, $5 for members. Become a member for $25 and we'll throw in a free ticket! The Spea ...

March 21st Speaker Series

March 6th, 2012

 

Frank “Garage Sale” Salter presents, “Frank’s World of Skis: The history of skiing in a 500-pair collection.” 

Journey back in time with Frank as he traces the development of ski culture through the hundreds of sk ...

February 15th Speaker Series

February 8th, 2012
Jayson Faulkner presents, "Huts in the Backcountry, Now More Than Ever" 

This presentation will explore both the current initiative to complete the hut system in the Spearhead Range and the history of huts in the Sea to Sky corridor. Tent-free alpine travel is where it's at, as mountaineers in the ...

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