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Summer Programs 2021

Valley of Dreams Walking Tour

On the Whistler Museum’s Valley of Dreams Walking Tour, you’ll uncover the history of Alta Lake’s fishing resorts, tales behind the mountain development on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, and stories behind Whistler’s journey to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The tour is approximately one hour long and is for all ages. Walking Tours begin at 11 am daily in July, August & September. Meeting outside the Visitor Information Centre on Gateway Dr., these tours are offered by donation. Tour are limited to 10 participants.

Discover Nature at Lost Lake Park

This “pop up” museum explores Whistler’s unique natural history and includes visual displays& and on-site interpreters. Different themes and aspects of Whistler’s natural history are rotated and explored daily. Mondays through Fridays in July and August. 11 am – 5 pm.

*We plan to have “no touch” tables again this year, but will be focusing on visual interpretation

Crafts in the Park

Crafts in the Park is going virtual again this summer! The Whistler Museum and the Whistler Public Library are teaming up to present Crafts FROM the Park, offering a different craft every week from July 15 to August 26. Each Thursday we will share a video filmed in Florence Petersen Park to share a little about Whistler’s history and lead you through a craft project. You’ll find the video on our Facebook page and on our website here. Families can sign up to receive weekly craft supply packages (sign up here) and we will also share the craft supply list for each week Please note that these crafts may require some parental assistance.

Nature Walking Tour (Video Guided)

Our guided nature walking tours will be offered digitally this year! This online tour corresponds with numbered, designated locations along the Nature Trail that starts at Lost Lake PassivHaus and includes video and images related to Whistler’s rich natural history. Find more information here.

National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day!

The land now known as Whistler lies in the shared, unceded territory of the Lil’wat Nation and Squamish Nation.

There are many ways to celebrate and learn more about the Skw̲xw̲ú7mesh Nation and the Lílw̓at Nation as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day (and throughout the year):

  • visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, with free admission offered on Monday, June 21 from 10am – 5pm and tours on the hour; watch the Spo7ez Performance Team Drum Circle in Whistler Village at 4pm
  • join Linda Epp and Arts Whistler in Olympic Plaza between 1-5 pm for activities with Indigenous and non-Indigenous hosts, featuring art activities, information and conversation about pathways and actions for Reconciliation
  • learn about the Whistler Library’s new Indigenous Collection and upcoming programs in Olympic Plaza from 1-5 pm
  • check out the story-telling art of Squamish Nation hereditary Chief Ian Campbell at the Maury Young Arts Centre from 11 am – 5pm
  • explore the First Peoples’ Map of BC, the interactive map of the Indigenous Languages, Arts and Heritage in BC launched last week by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council
  • watch Whistler 101: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, presented by Mixalhítsa7 Alison Pascal, Curator at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
  • AGM 2021

    The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Whistler Museum & Archives Society will be held online Wednesday, June 16, 2021 beginning at 6 pm.

    Like last year, we will be hosting our AGM on Zoom this year. If you are planning to attend the AGM, please RSVP by 2 pm on Wednesday, June 16 so we can be sure to send you the link to join us. Simply email us at events @ whistlermuseum.org.

    If you are looking to renew your membership or are unsure about the status of your membership, give us a call at 604-932-2019. Memberships are also now available to renew online here.

    We hope to see you there!

    2021 Speaker Series: The Great Snow Earth Water Race

    We’re adding an extra event to the Whistler Museum’s 2021 Virtual Speaker Series, looking back at the Great Snow Earth Water Race!

    We’ll be joined by Bryan Walhovd, founder of the Great Snow Earth Water Race, and past participants of the race (including Nancy Greene, Trudy Alder and Joe Csizmazia!) to talk about their experiences organizing and participating in the event.

    You can attend all of our 2021 Speaker Series events on Zoom for free by registering here or contacting us at the Whistler Museum. Events feature interviews with our speakers followed by a live (virtual) Q&A.