Land of Thundering Snow
Date: December 17, 2020 – March 31, 2021 (Closed on Wednesdays)
Land of Thundering Snow is a travelling exhibit exploring the history of avalanches and snow science in Canada. It highlights the history of snow avalanches and their impact on people and nature in Canada, and reveals the secrets hidden within the stillness of the snowpack and the fury of a snow slide. Learn about heartbreaking avalanche tragedies, follow the development of Canadian research in snow science and discover how an avalanche is triggered. Go behind the front lines of avalanche safety and find an army of professionals working for everyone who lives, works, travels, or seeks leisure in avalanche country.
Ongoing Exhibits & Programs
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, multimedia presentations and displays including a complete original gondola cabin!
- Whistler's Natural Environment, including an interactive discovery centre
- Interactive multi-media presentations of Whistler's defining milestones
- Ski racing history
- Hippie and squatter history
- The History of Whistler's Olympic Bids
- Gift Shop with unique gifts, local artwork, and books on local history
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.
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 from 11 AM to 5 PM Friday to Tuesday and from 11 AM – 9 PM on Thursdays. Closed on Wednesdays. Please contact the Museum directly for holiday hours.
Admission: Admission to the Museum is currently by donation. Suggested donation is $5.
- 4333 Main Street
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0