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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.

Whistler Museum Closures April 2019

April 13th, 2019
The Whistler Museum will be closed Friday, April 19.  We will also be closing early at 3pm on Tuesday, April 16 for a...Click here to read more detail about 'Whistler Museum Closures April 2019'

Whistler's Lakes: Records of Environmental Change

April 2nd, 2019
Thursday, April 11 Dr Ian Spooner will be at the museum to show how lake sediment records are obtained and analyzed and di...Click here to read more detail about 'Whistler's Lakes: Records of Environmental Change'

Whistler's World Cups: From Fiasco to Fiesta

March 20th, 2019
Thursday, March 28 Rob Boyd and Alex Kleinman will join us at the museum to talk about what went into putting on these rac...Click here to read more detail about 'Whistler's World Cups: From Fiasco to Fiesta'