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Jacquie Pope's 'Vatican'

Jacquie Pope's 'Vatican'

Earlier this month , we were invited to attend the Alta Lake Road Block Party. While sharing information about the neighbourhood's history with residents, a couple came by to share some history of their friend Jacquie Pope with us.
Honeymooning at Rainbow Lodge

Honeymooning at Rainbow Lodge

Though built as a fishing lodge, Rainbow Lodge was a destination for more than eager fishermen.
Sharing the History of Alta Lake Road

Sharing the History of Alta Lake Road

Every so often, we get to take history out of the museum and share Whistler's past at events around town.
Whistler's skateboarding story

Whistler's skateboarding story

Nestled along the Valley Trail near Fitzsimmons Creek, the Whistler Skate Park is a popular summer hangout for skateboarders and board sport enthusiasts.
A glimpse into the Don MacLaurin Collection

A glimpse into the Don MacLaurin Collection

As with many newcomers, I only knew the basics of Whistler's history when I moved here, and I hadn't even thought about the influence forestry has had—and still has—on the community, development, and economy of the area.
Celebrating the Delta Mountain Inn

Celebrating the Delta Mountain Inn

A while ago the museum received a donation of a scrapbook from the Fairmont Chateau detailing the construction and opening of what is still Whistler's largest hotel.
Fun and fitness at Myrtle Philip School

Fun and fitness at Myrtle Philip School

Opportunities for continued learning and recreational programming are not always abundant in small communities. This was especially true before the internet made distance learning and online tutorials commonplace.
How Alta Lake captured Mollie's heart

How Alta Lake captured Mollie's heart

A couple of summers ago we shared some of the story of Mollie Stephenson. The bulk of the information we have about Mollie comes from her own writing, as in 2010 her daughter sent the museum part of an autobiography written by Mollie.
Forever and ale-ways: A history of brewing in the Sea to Sky

Forever and ale-ways: A history of brewing in the Sea to Sky

Patio days are upon us, and what better way to spend a sunny summer evening than having a post-work brew at one of our local breweries? With craft breweries now popping up all over B.C.
How the Philips came to Whistler

How the Philips came to Whistler

Working at the Whistler Museum, we sometimes forget that not everyone has heard of the story of Rainbow Lodge and its owners Alex and Myrtle Philip.