Get to know Whistler’s unique history and take home some great stories to family and friends! Our Valley of Dreams Walking Tour will lead you through Whistler Village as you uncover the pioneer history of the region, the tales behind the mountain’s development, and Whistler’s own story of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Notable stops include Celebration Plaza, where medal ceremonies took place during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
These tours are approximately one hour long, and are not physically strenuous. They are led by knowledgeable long-time locals, with every guide adding their own personal anecdotes about life in our resort community. You never know what you might learn! Do you know how much a delicious meal of muskrat stew would have cost you in 1911 or when the first Olympic bid was placed? This is your chance to find out the intriguing answers.
Valley of Dreams walking tours occur every day in June, July, and August, starting at 1:00pm at the Whistler Visitor’s Information Centre*, adjacent to the bus/taxi loop on Village Gate Boulevard. These daily tours are offered by donation. We are more than happy to provide private tours outside of these times, or if you are part of a large group. Simply contact the museum to book a private tour, preferably at least two weeks in advance. With sufficient notice we can also customize content and routes—to include public art and architecture, for example—to meet your group’s specific interests and needs.
*Please note that due to construction on Gateway Loop walking tours will start outside of Armchair Books in Village Square for the month of June.
For all tour-related inquiries please call the Whistler Museum at (604) 932-2019.