Whistler Museum and Archives

Located in the heart of the resort, the Whistler Museum is the place to discover Whistler's history and unique mountain culture. The Museum offers a variety of exhibits year-round, plus a busy program of seminars, interactive activities and other events to suit all ages.

Special Exhibition

Coast Mountain Gothic: A History of the Coast Mountain Gothic Arch Huts

Date: November 2 – December 31, 2018

Gothic Arch Huts are modest yet iconic structures that played a major role in the exploration of the Coast Mountians of British Columbia over the past 50 years. Discover the stories behind the design and construction of these shelters and meet the people and organizations that brought them to life. Along the way, you'll learn how networks of hiking trails help protect the sensitive alpine environments and support outdoor educational activities.

Ongoing Exhibits & Programs

The Evolution of Skiing in Whistler

Take a trip through history and learn how both the town of Whistler and the sport of skiing have evolved through the years. An extensive exhibit, with engaging stories, historical photographs, multi-media presentations and displays including a complete original gondola cabin!

Other features:

  • Whistler's Natural Environment and Geology
  • The History of Whistler Restrooms
  • Gift Shop with unique gifts, local artwork, and books on local history

Hosting the World: The 2010 Olympic Games

This exhibit tells Whistler's story of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, from early Olympic visionaries to the culmination of their dreams. Hold the Olympic torch, try on an Olympic ski bib and wear the volunteer "smurf" uniform.

Valley of Dreams Walking Tour

Uncover the stories of Whistler - join a local guide as they recount the stories of Whistler's dreamseekers during a leisurely stroll through picturesque Whistler Village. Jam-packed with little known tidbits of history, this tour takes both locals and visitors on a journey that reveals the secrets behind Whistler's rise to the mecca of outdoor recreation.

Date: Daily in June, July and August.
Time: 11 AM – 12 PM
Cost: By donation ($5 suggested per person)
Where to Meet: Whistler Visitor Centre

Whistorical: The Official Whistler Museum Blog

Stay in contact with the Museum and enjoy regular, entertaining posts on the official blog.

Other Services

The Museum offers a number of different educational programs for visitors and groups:

  • Multimedia Presentations on the history of Whistler
  • Tour Operators & Activity Planners Program
  • School Programs and Teacher Resources
  • Venue Rental

The Museum is located at 4333 Main Street, behind the Whistler Public Library and Florence Petersen Park.

Hours: Open 7 days a week from 11 AM to 5 PM, please contact for opening hours on holidays.

Admission: Admission to the Museum is currently by donation.

4333 Main Street
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0
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