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

Building the Spirit: Whistler's Volunteers of the 2010 Games

Date: February 28 – April 19, 2020

The latest temporary exhibit celebrates the tenth anniversary of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games featuring stories and artefacts of the volunteers and community members who made the Games a unique experience in Whistler. Enjoy free admission on opening night, February 28. Doors open at 6:30 PM with cash bar and complimentary snacks provided by the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, with the support of the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Exhibit runs until April 19, 2020.

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!

Other features:

  • 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

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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 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. Suggested donation is $5.

Address
4333 Main Street
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0
Phone
1.604.932.2019
Email
info@whistlermuseum.org
Website
http://www.whistlermuseum.org/
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