Whistler Museum

Whistler Museum

You can’t miss the eye-catching mural covering one side of the Whistler Museum. Painted by local artist, Kris Kupskay, it features Whistler’s most famous pioneer, Myrtle Philip, who built Rainbow Lodge in 1914 where people came to fish, hike, and honeymoon – Whistler’s first step into tourism.

The Whistler Museum invites you to discover the Whistler you don’t know. From Whistler’s colourful pioneers to the bid for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the museum uncovers Whistler’s best kept secrets, mountain moments, and natural history. Their tickle trunk is a hit with the kids, and if you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy shot, take a snap holding a real 2010 Olympic torch.

Did You Know?

In the summer the museum takes you outside for their Valley of Dreams Walking Tour. This by-donation, hour-long tour starts just outside the Visitors Information Centre at 1pm daily in June, July, and August. The guides are passionate Whistler locals who know some great stories about the valley – ask them how you cook muskrat stew…

Note: This video is from 2015, but it gives you a good idea of what to expect!

Our Tip

Take a look at the museums events page on their website as they often host speaker series that talk about mountain culture, history, expeditions, mountain adventures and environmental issues.

Upcoming Events

For all upcoming arts and culture, events check out our What’s On page, below is what’s happening at the Whistler Museum…

Mar 19 2019 – Mar 2 2020 all-day
12:00 am
Ongoing | Whistler Museum, Whistler The Whistler Museum tells Whistler’s stories from fun-loving pioneers, to the creation of Whistler Blackcomb, to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Whistler Museum
Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day
12:00 am
Kids Après is back for March Break! This is a great chance to bring your youngsters by the museum to experience a bit of history with scavenger hunts, colouring, button-making, LEGO and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. … Read More
Whistler Museum
6:30 pm
Whistler’s first World Cup was set to be held on Whistler Mountain in 1979 and in the past four decades Whistler has gone on to host many high profile events, including Rob Boyd’s win in 1989. We’ll be learning about … Read More
Whistler Museum
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day
12:00 am
Kids Après is back for March Break! This is a great chance to bring your youngsters by the museum to experience a bit of history with scavenger hunts, colouring, button-making, LEGO and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. … Read More
Whistler Museum

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