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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.
First steps to building a village

First steps to building a village

On Oct. 10 the Whistler Museum will be opening Construction of the Whistler Village: 1978 - 1984 , a temporary exhibit featuring images of a village in progress from the Whistler Question collection.
Moving House

Moving House

Most people in Whistler are familiar with the process of moving house, including the packing, repacking, and unpacking.
Building Glacier Lane

Building Glacier Lane

Earlier this month, Whistler Blackcomb (WB) began a rezoning process with the goal of constructing a new six-storey building with 60 units of employee housing to join the seven existing staff housing buildings on the Glacier Lane site.
Welcoming fall in Whistler

Welcoming fall in Whistler

It may technically still be (and at times even feel) like summer, but for many people the beginning of September signals the beginning of fall.
A wet end to August 1991

A wet end to August 1991

Recently, we here at the Whistler Museum were tasked with finding more information about a flood that washed out and damaged several bridges over Fitzsimmons Creek in the 1990s.
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.