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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.

Ski Rainbow: Whistler's Other Ski Hill

January 16th, 2018
We're excited to announce our next Speaker Series event will take place Friday, January 26.  Join Tom Jarvis and John...Click here to read more detail about 'Ski Rainbow: Whistler's Other Ski Hill'

People of Whistler: Opening Thursday December 14

December 10th, 2017
As a relatively young town Whistler is lucky to have so many people instrumental to its early foundations still here today...Click here to read more detail about 'People of Whistler: Opening Thursday December 14'

Holiday Hours at the Whistler Museum

December 5th, 2017
The Whistler Museum will be making a few changes to our hours over the holidays.Sunday, December 24: Open 11-2Monday, Dece...Click here to read more detail about 'Holiday Hours at the Whistler Museum'