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Artifact 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 artifacts 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 & Artifacts donation form.  Please note that documents unaccompanied by a signed Donation Form cannot be accepted.

Speaker Series: Whistler's Mountain Town Identity

January 4th, 2017
Join us for our first Speaker Series event of the new year Wednesday, January 18.  Whistler's Mountain Town Identity ...Click here to read more detail about 'Speaker Series: Whistler's Mountain Town Identity'

Big Kids LEGO 2016

November 3rd, 2016
Join us for our annual Big Kids LEGO Competition December 1st at  6:30pm.Be a kid again!  Stretch your imaginati...Click here to read more detail about 'Big Kids LEGO 2016'

Feeding the Spirit 2016

November 3rd, 2016
Free food, great prizes and free admission 5:30 - 7:30pm on November 12.Come on down to the Whistler Museum for the annual...Click here to read more detail about 'Feeding the Spirit 2016'