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Whistler's golf courses highlight growth in the '90s

Whistler's golf courses highlight growth in the '90s

At the moment, Whistler's golf courses are an unlikely place to find a game of golf or even a determined player at the driving range.
The oldest village building

The oldest village building

What is the oldest building in the Whistler Village? This is a question that I have been asked many times, especially when leading Valley of Dreams Walking Tours through the village during the summer.
Growing Whistler

Growing Whistler

We get asked a lot of questions at the museum, such as "Where did the name Whistler come from?", "When was the Peak 2 Peak Gondola built?" and "Is this the Audain Art Museum?" One question that people are often surprised to learn the answer to is "Wh
Summers gone by: the Dave Murray Ski Camps on film

Summers gone by: the Dave Murray Ski Camps on film

In a recent article, I shared the story of Marine World/Africa U.S.A., a California zoo and theme park with an unexpected connection to the museum.
An icy diversion with a purpose

An icy diversion with a purpose

Unsurprisingly, the sub-zero temperatures and arctic winds have left the museum feeling a bit chilly. Rather than dream of warmer climes, this weather has inspired me to look back at photos of winters from Alta Lake's past.
Toad Hall was all about rustic living

Toad Hall was all about rustic living

Looking back at the early days of skiing in Whistler might make you long for a time when life seemed simpler and cheaper.
Trail names celebrate history of mountains

Trail names celebrate history of mountains

On Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, names are often used to tell a story.
What's in a name?

What's in a name?

The names of people, places and things sometimes change.
Finding fun at Parkhurst year round

Finding fun at Parkhurst year round

We've written quite a bit about Parkhurst and life at the mill before, and often these stories tell of the challenges that came with daily life on Green Lake in the '30s to '50s.
Speaker Series: Exploring the Liard River

Speaker Series: Exploring the Liard River

With the beginning of the new year, we have been spending some time looking back at what 2018 brought to the museum (new records, new exhibits and many new donations of artifacts and archival materials) as well as looking forward to what lies ahead.