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Museum Musings: Celebrating Easter, Whistler-style

April 17, 2017
This past weekend, with the Easter holidays, the closing events of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, the Whistler Cup and still more snow on the mountains, there certainly wasn’t a lack of . . .

Museum Musings: A history of paragliding in Whistler

April 10, 2017
If the idea of soaring above Whistler held aloft by a polyester or nylon canopy and a harness appeals to you, paragliding might be just the sport for you. Described as a cross between hang . . .

Museum Musings: The Whistler Answer parties like it’s 1977

April 3, 2017
If you heard bursts of laughter and rad tunes echoing over Alta Lake on Saturday night, it wasn’t some high school house party — it was the sound of those early Whistler hippies and ski bums . . .

Museum Musings: Growing up in Parkhurst

March 27, 2017
Between 1948 and 1956, Olie and Eleanor Kitteringham, along with their children Ron, Jim, and Linda, called Parkhurst their home. Thanks to a 1989 letter written to the Whistler Museum by Eleanor . . .

Museum Musings: Honouring Whistler's Weasels

March 20, 2017
Behind every major race held on Whistler Mountain is a pack of Weasels. The volunteer organization began in the 1970s when Bob Parsons and a crew of six prepped the course for the first World . . .

Museum Musings: The winter Whistler spent playing ice stock sliding

March 13, 2017
Over the decades Whistler has been home to teams and clubs for pretty much any sport you can name. Skiing, swimming, squash, soccer, hockey, field hockey, baseball, tennis, rugby — you name it and. . .

Museum Musings: The history of the Alta Lake Sports Club

February 27, 2017
The Alta Lake Sports Club (ALSC) was founded in 1975 to “organize and encourage participation in outdoor sports at all levels of ability in the Whistler area and beyond,” (“Whistler News” Winter . . .

Museum Musings: The real “G” in GLC

February 20, 2017
In 1860, the British sea captain George H. Richards of the HMS Plumper was conducting a survey of the coastline from the Fraser River Delta to the Sunshine Coast. When he encountered the massive . . .

Museum Musings: Manufacturing in Whistler

February 13, 2017
The Whistler Museum would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate our 30th anniversary last Sunday — it was great to be able to mark such a milestone with you. Special thanks to . . .

Museum Musings: Whistler Museum celebrates 30 years

February 6, 2017
It was the chance for a weekend get-away spot that spurred Florence Petersen and four friends to purchase a small cabin at Alta Lake in the mid ‘50s. At the time, the valley was a quaint summer . . .

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