Walking tours season may be coming to an end, but we’ll be offering two weeks of fam tours for any interested Whistler business or organization starting today! If you’ve ever wished you could answer a customer’s questions about Whistler history (we often get asked if the Whistler Village was built for the 2010 Olympics), this tour might just be for you!
Summer walking tours are back! This year we’re excited to be offering two daily tours through June, July & August. Join us to explore our area’s history with our Valley of Dreams Walking Tour or learn more about the valley’s nature and biodiversity with our Discover Nature Walking Tour.
Whether you’re visiting Whistler, here to work for the season or a long time local we guarantee you will learn something new about Whistler’s history and nature. Tours last approximately an hour.
Valley of Dreams Walking Tour: meet outside the Visitor Information Centre at 11 am
Discover Nature Walking Tour: meet outside the Lost Lake PassivHaus at 11 am
Ever found yourself lost in Whistler Village? The unique flow of Whistler Village was actually one man’s specific intention! On our one hour tour you can learn more about him and many others who have helped to shape Whistler as it is today. As we wander through Whistler Village you’ll uncover Whistler’s start as a fishing lodge, tales behind the mountain development, and our long journey to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The tour is approximately one hour long. Each tour is led by a long-time local, each with their own personal knowledge to add to Whistler’s story. Whether you’re visiting us, here to work for the season or have lived here for years we guarantee you’ll be sure to learn something new. Do you know how Whistler and Blackcomb mountains got their names? Or when the first Olympic bid was placed? This is your chance to find out the answers to these questions and so many more!
Valley of Dreams Walking Tours occur every day at 11 am in June, July and August. Meeting outside the Whistler Visitor Centre on Gateway Loop, these daily tours are offered by donation.
We are more than happy to provide private tours outside of these times or for groups. Simply contact the museum to book a private tour, preferably at least a week in advance. With sufficient notice we can also customize content and routes to meet your group’s specific interests and needs.
For all tour-related inquires please call the Whistler Museum at 604-932-2019 or visit us behind the library.
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We’re excited to announce that with the reopening of Gateway Loop the Valley of Dreams Walking Tours will now meet at our regular location outside of the Visitor Information Centre!
Walking tours begin every day at 1 pm and run for about an hour. All tours, as well as entry to the Whistler Museum, are by donation. Whether you’re visiting, new to the valley or a seasoned local, you’re sure to discover something new about Whistler’s history.