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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.
Summer Whistler style

Summer Whistler style

With tomorrow (Friday, June 21) officially marking the beginning of summer, we're reaching the time when all the plans and preparations for the season come to life.
Early Whistler cycling a dangerous affair

Early Whistler cycling a dangerous affair

Over the past week, the Whistler Museum hosted various events as part of our fourth annual Mountain Bike Heritage Week, including a Post-Toonie Retro Bike Show & Shine, a bike maintenance course, a film screening of Ride to the Hills , and talks
Talking shop: Whistler's early mountain- bike Shops

Talking shop: Whistler's early mountain- bike Shops

Not only do we have a trail-rich valley to call home in Whistler, but we are also spoiled with choice when it comes to bike shops. This wasn't always the case.
How McKeevers got its name

How McKeevers got its name

Tomorrow evening (Friday, May 31) we'll be opening a new temporary exhibit at the Whistler Museum featuring the various ways people have found a place to call home in the valley (doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free so be sure to drop by!).
Whistler's film festivals have a storied past

Whistler's film festivals have a storied past

In 1986, Whistler held its first Whistler Adventure Film Festival (WAFF), an event not all that different from the Whistler Film Festival's sixth annual Adventure Film Series that took place this past weekend as part of GO Fest.