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.
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!
- 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.
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 Friday – Wednesday from 11 AM to 5 PM and on Thursdays from 11 AM – 9 PM. Please contact the Museum directly for holiday hours.
Admission: Admission to the Museum is currently by donation.
- 4333 Main Street
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0