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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
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Great Little Gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2016
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Amherst
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Dublin
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank LesleyDublin
Paris
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Lagarde
Mansons Landing, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank 766Chris
Amherst
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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank kawbuffalo
Surrey, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The museum is a wonderful designers masterpiece. We were told only 1 tree was removed for the museum's site location. Loved the Emily Carr exhibit, Hughes exhibit, & the native art. Unfortunately the Dali and Bateman area was closed for another week.

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Thank Sieglinde P
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

It's free to enter, but the air is stale and the displays are dusty. there is some history about the old days of skiing and wild life.

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Thank priseverson
Sherwood, Oregon
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great place for a suggested donation of $5. Self guided history museum. Good stories and displays. Small place and we spent about 45 mins to an hour there.

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Thank Michelle B
Big Bear Lake, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

On the day we set aside for exploring the "Lower Village" in Whistler, we concluded our exploration with a visit to this museum, which is behind the public library on Main Street. Like many local museums, it's small but a labor of love by local volunteers. You get a great overview of how this small, out-of-the-way village became one of... More 

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Thank Stan W
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

If you want to kill some time and learn about the history of Whistler, then call in to the Whistler Museum. $5 donation to enter, then self guided tour through the history. Make sure you spend time watching the videos, fascinating to learn about the simple beginnings of this world famous ski resort.

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Thank Kellie W
Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Admission is by donation which is always a plus for a thrifty traveler. The layout is a bit confusing, just go as you go, but they have a lot of different information about the history and culture of Whistler.

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