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MUSEUM MUSINGS: Whistler Museum will re-open July 1

MUSEUM MUSINGS: Whistler Museum will re-open July 1

The museum will be open only six days a week and will be closed on Wednesdays (apart from July 1) for the foreseeable future
Cooking with 
the museum

Cooking with the museum

Earlier this month, the museum posted a photo on its Instagram account of a page from Whistler Recipes , a cookbook published by the Whistler Museum & Archives Society in 1997.
Camping advice from 'Ol' Bill'

Camping advice from 'Ol' Bill'

A few weeks ago, we took a look at Bill Bailiff and his column in the Community Weekly Sunset , the newsletter of the Alta Lake Community Club, which featured information about the history and environment of the area, alongside personal anecdotes.
A virtual AGM: A first for the Whistler Museum

A virtual AGM: A first for the Whistler Museum

Next Thursday (June 11), the Whistler Museum & Archives Society will be hosting its 2020 Annual General Meeting online beginning at 5 p.m.
A crash course in archives

A crash course in archives

The Whistler Museum and Archives is collecting donations of objects, photographs, video, and other documents to record Whistler’s experience during the pandemic. We’re accepting items Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Happiest in the mountains: Stefan Ples Part II

Happiest in the mountains: Stefan Ples Part II

There is an often-told story of the first meeting of Stefan Ples and Franz Wilhelmsen of Garibaldi Lifts Ltd. on Whistler Mountain. Apparently Franz arrived at the top of the mountain by helicopter to find Stefan there on skis.
Happiest in the mountains: Stefan Ples

Happiest in the mountains: Stefan Ples

Well before people started to pay for lift access and a day's skiing, skiers were climbing Whistler and the surrounding mountains, either in search of skiable terrain—such as the George Bury expedition in 1939—or simply to spend time outd
Bill Bailiff's records of Alta Lake

Bill Bailiff's records of Alta Lake

Living in a place with such a beautiful landscape, where people spend a lot of time enjoying activities outdoors, environmental concerns are always relevant.
Dick Fairhurst of Cypress Lodge: Part II

Dick Fairhurst of Cypress Lodge: Part II

This week, we're continuing the story of Dick Fairhurst, who first came to Alta Lake in 1943.
Pranks at Witsend

Pranks at Witsend

When describing summers spent at Alta Lake, Florence Petersen (founder of the Whistler Museum & Archives Society) once explained how she, June Collins, Kelly Fairhurst, Betty Atkinson and Jacquie Pope (her fellow Witsend residents) would plan the