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

Off the Lip: The Rise of Snowboarding in Whistler

Date: January 31 – April 30, 2024 (Closed on Wednesdays)
Description: The appearance of snowboarders on the slopes in the late 1980s caused a stir in the Whistler community. Though it was not all sunshine and rainbows at the start, the new "youthful" sport persisted and changed the resort landscape. This temporary exhibit digs into the beginnings of snowboarding in Whistler, how it has impacted the resort, and what it meant for the snowboarding community around the world.

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 from June – September
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


Admission to the Museum is currently by donation. Suggested donation is $5.

Weekdays Hours Weekends Hours
Monday 11 AM - 5 PM Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday 11 AM - 5 PM Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11 AM – 9 PM    
Friday 11 AM – 5 PM    

Please contact the Museum directly for holiday hours. Phone 1-604-932-2019 or visit www.whistlermuseum.org.

Where is the Whistler Museum?

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

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Indigenous art in Whistler Village

How to Experience Indigenous
Culture in Whistler

From ancient mythology to art and cuisine, here are a few tips to broaden your understanding of Indigenous culture in the Whistler area.

Painting workshop at Audain Art Museum in Whistler

Moments of Inspiration:
A Whistler Arts Itinerary

Prepare to be surprised and delighted when you uncover our creative side, where art is woven into everyday life and you're invited to join the fun.

Summer Lodging Deals

Summer Lodging Deals
Free $150 Activity Voucher

Book by April 30 and save up to 30% on lodging. Plus, you’ll receive a free $150 Activity Voucher on stays of 3 or more nights.

Photos and Videos of the Whistler Museum