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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: The History of Ski Racing in Whistler

February 18th, 2014
Join us on Wednesday, February 19th, for our upcoming Speaker Series “Carving Our Way to the International Stage: Th...Click here to read more detail about 'Speaker Series: The History of Ski Racing in Whistler'

Peak to Valley Race: Commemorative Quilt Auction

January 19th, 2014
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Peak to Valley ski race Whistler Blackcomb has commissioned a quilt made out of the ra...Click here to read more detail about 'Peak to Valley Race: Commemorative Quilt Auction'

Speaker Series: The Business of Skiing

January 10th, 2014
Join us for our upcoming Speaker Series “The Business of Skiing,” where leading industry experts Peter Alder, ...Click here to read more detail about 'Speaker Series: The Business of Skiing'