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Museum Musings: Questionable UFOs

Museum Musings: Questionable UFOs

When Paul and Jane Burrows began printing the Whistler Question in their Alpine Meadows home in 1976, they created an incredible resource for researching happenings in Whistler.
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the ‘First Annual Mascot Race’

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the ‘First Annual Mascot Race’

'After a busy life, eventually it was only mice that wanted to be inside the mascot suit. Ultimately, Willie went the way of Dusty the Horse and ended up in the landfill.'
Museum Musings: The first decade of grooming on Whistler Mountain

Museum Musings: The first decade of grooming on Whistler Mountain

'The corduroy that we know and love today would not come along until later.'
Museum Musings: Build a building

Museum Musings: Build a building

Building competitions are not just for kids
Museum Musings: Selling snowboards

Museum Musings: Selling snowboards

'The early snowboard shops in Whistler were instrumental in supporting local snowboarders and the growing sport.'
Museum Musings: 1984—The Molson World Downhill

Museum Musings: 1984—The Molson World Downhill

'While the course in 1982 drew complaints from some racers, reactions to the 1984 race and surrounding events were mostly positive...'
Museum Musings: Peak Bros.—A Whistler comic strip

Museum Musings: Peak Bros.—A Whistler comic strip

A new exhibit at the Whistler Museum looks back at the Peak Bros. comic published in the ski resort in the 1970s
Museum Musings: Taking over the town

Museum Musings: Taking over the town

Museum Musings: Gassing up in Whistler

Museum Musings: Gassing up in Whistler

For most people, the main reason to visit Whistler’s gas stations is for, well, the gas. There was a time, however, when the resort’s gas stations offered many much-needed services beyond that to the growing community.
Museum Musings: ‘Whistler was a strange place when the power failed’

Museum Musings: ‘Whistler was a strange place when the power failed’

Though not as common an occurrence as in previous decades, power outages are not unknown in Whistler, especially during the winter months.