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

Finding A Place: A History of Housing in Whistler

Date: May 31 – July 31, 2019

The latest temporary exhibit takes a look at the different ways people have made a home in the Valley over the past century, from constructing a fishing lodge to subdividing a neighbourhood, and from squatting in the woods to the Whistler Housing Authority (and everything in between!) The exhibit also features the photographs of Carin Smolinski's Living the Dream, providing a glimpse of some unique living situations in Whistler's present. The exhibit opens May 31 with an opening reception.


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


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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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