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Lost on Whistler?

Lost on Whistler?

In February 1968, The Garibaldi's Whistler News (GWN) published an article entitled "Were 107 Skiers Really Lost on Whistler Mt.?" The article was meant as a (somewhat belated) response to articles published in Lower Mainland newspapers on Dec.
Tourists, trains, and the Cariboo Prospector

Tourists, trains, and the Cariboo Prospector

A few weeks ago, we wrote an article about the history of the Pacific Great Eastern (PGE) Railway.
Before opening day

Before opening day

One of the most-talked about topics in Whistler each November is opening day: when it will be, what the conditions will be like, and how the rest of the snow season looks.
Whistler Mountain's early operations

Whistler Mountain's early operations

As we approach another opening day for Whistler Blackcomb, we've been looking back at the early days of operations on Whistler Mountain.
The beginnings of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway

The beginnings of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway

If you've ever been out hiking near the train tracks on the western side of Whistler, you know how difficult the terrain can be.
Charlie Chandler and the runaway bannock

Charlie Chandler and the runaway bannock

This week, we thought we'd take a look at the life and legacy of Charles Ernest Chandler, one of Whistler's earliest European settlers. Known locally as Charlie, he was a trapper during the beginning of the 20th century.
Trick or treating 
at Tapley's

Trick or treating at Tapley's

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Legends of Whistler...
Pat Carleton—Whistler's first mayor

Pat Carleton—Whistler's first mayor

Pat Carleton became Whistler's first mayor in 1975 and served four terms until 1982. Born in Langley, B.C. in 1920, Carleton was not a career politician.
The Whistler Village that could have been

The Whistler Village that could have been

Over the past few weeks, as we've been working on our temporary exhibit Construction of Whistler Village: 1978-1984, we've also been thinking about what Whistler Village could have looked like if earlier proposals had gone forward.
Snow Expectations

Snow Expectations

Recently Whistler Blackcomb announced the first snowfall of the season on the mountains and it has many thinking about what the winter will look like this season.