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Artefact Collection

Pioneer Era

We have many interesting objects that relate to the early pioneer and lodge life in the community of Alta Lake. Original furniture from Rainbow Lodge and Myrtle Philip's riding gloves are highlights of the collection.

Mountain and Resort History

The development of skiing in Whistler has created fascinating memorabilia from the 1960s and onward. We have some good examples of skis, boots, and outerwear from the original skiers, as well as Whistler Mountain staff uniforms and other examples of early "logo wear".

Olympic History

The Museum has an extensive collection of documents and artefacts from the six Olympic bids made by Whistler. The Olympic dream has played an important role in the development of the mountains and local community.

Natural History

We have a unique collection of local and trans-migratory birds in our natural history collection. This collection is the only one of its kind in BC. We were able to develop the collection and the exhibition in partnership with A.W.A.R.E (Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment) and the Whistler Naturalists.

Donations

Objects offered for donation to the collection are managed by the Collection Manager.  To make a donation, please contact the Museum at 604.932.2019 to make an appointment.  You may download a copy of our Archives & Artefacts donation form.  Please note that documents unaccompanied by a signed Donation Form cannot be accepted.

Naming Night at the Museum

September 18th, 2017
The Whistler Museum is asking for your help identifying the subjects in some of the photographs in our collections.  ...Click here to read more detail about 'Naming Night at the Museum'

The Whistler Question: A Photographic History 1978-1985

September 18th, 2017
The Whistler Question: A Photographic History captures the town of Whistler during a period of transition and rapid change...Click here to read more detail about 'The Whistler Question: A Photographic History 1978-1985'

Whistler Museum Hours

September 8th, 2017
The Whistler Museum will close at 4:00pm today, Friday, September 8.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We wi...Click here to read more detail about 'Whistler Museum Hours'