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Whistler Museum

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Address: 4333 Main St, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: 604 932 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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We were drawn to this museum as we wanted to get a bit of the history behind Whistler, it was informative about the early days and how it had evolved over time. The only thing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 7, 2016
peter d
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a a very small building that houses a lot of treasures and information pertaining to whistler. It's a good stop or a place to kill time for a a good 30 minutes or an hour.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great learning experience! I enjoyed learning about this area of Whistler! It was very well organized and employees were very helpful.

Thank sueecornelius
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Small museum well worth the visit. Entry is by voluntary donation and there's lots to see. The history of Whistler from early 1900's to the present day explained in a very easy style. A good hour and a half learning lots. Recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I'd wondered about the history of the mountain for our whole stay and we wandered in here and got our answers. Very authentic, quite fascinating to see the story of Whistler. Great collection of artifacts, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank AngLanePhil
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We were drawn to this museum as we wanted to get a bit of the history behind Whistler, it was informative about the early days and how it had evolved over time. The only thing that we couldn't find were any photographs of the very early days of Whistler,

Thank peter d
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We went to this small but very interesting Whistler Museum. It has a variety of things to see about the Whistler history and area. There are video tapes to watch. We watched one on the Olympics and Paraolympics that were held in Whistler in 2010. Admission is by donation. Suggestion is $5 Canadian which we paid.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

My husband and I went to this museum while our teenage children went ziplining. There is no entrance fee, just a donation - they suggest 5 dollars per person. We spent about an hour and a half in it. It is quite a small museum but gives the story of Whistler from when it was first a fishing destination. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Tucked away off Whistler's busy shopping street, this delightful little museum brings to life the appealing history of this awesome resort. There's lots to tell about how Whistler morphed from ramshackle early 20th-century resort with no electricity, to 1970's hippy haven/ski bum paradise and to its present day status as a Olympic-class ski resort. Old film footage, an original ski... More 

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Mansons Landing, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

If you want the history of the ski industry of Whistler then this is the place for you. Unfortunately, I would have liked to have seen a small mention of the aboriginal community in the displays.

Thank 766Chris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Hidden behind the public library (also a great place) this gives a very informative history of the place as well a a number of natural history exhibits. The place started to the south, at Creekside with rustic ranches and ice skating. There was local resentment when the skiers moved in both the hippy group in the 60's and the upscale... More 

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