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The Outsider: Breaking the stigma of solo adventures

January 31, 2017
What’s the first rule of travel in the wilderness? Never. Go. Alone. This mantra is repeated over and over by search and rescue personnel, outdoor information resources such as AdventureSmart.ca . . .

Museum Musings: Alta Lake’s wild dance parties

January 30, 2017
Buildings in small communities often serve more than one purpose, doubling up to fulfill multiple needs on what may be a tight budget. For the residents of Alta Lake one small building served . . .

Museum Musings: Alta Lake’s wild dance parties

January 30, 2017
Buildings in small communities often serve more than one purpose, doubling up to fulfill multiple needs on what may be a tight budget. For the residents of Alta Lake one small building served . . .

Museum Musings: Whistler’s mountain identity

January 23, 2017
Last Wednesday evening we welcomed a full house of Whistlerites into the museum as we hosted our first Speaker Series of 2017. On this occasion we changed the format and hosted a “community . . .

Museum Musings: Whistler’s first movie night

January 16, 2017
For some people the long, dark and cold nights of winter are reason to stay warm indoors and catch up on episodes of something on television or watch movies in the comfort of your own home. . . .

Museum Musings: Speaker Series: Our mountain identity

January 9, 2017
Historians often obsess over the delineation of historical eras. Paleolithic or Neolithic? When, precisely, did the Renaissance begin? And when did we enter a post-modern world? Thankfully for us. . .

Museum Musings: Celebrating Peak Chair’s 30th birthday

January 2, 2017
To most non-advanced skiers before 1986, Whistler’s Peak was completely inaccessible. No panoramic view, no glimpse of the vast expanse of Garibaldi Park and no feeling of being on top of the . . .

Museum Musings: The progress of Whistler’s mail system

December 26, 2016
The post office in Whistler is always a bustling place, with so many people far from home receiving care packages from their loved ones. The dearth of local shopping options means that we have . . .

Museum Musings: Glaciation’s effect on Whistler

December 19, 2016
As I sit here in a sling after a nasty fall on an icy road in Nordic, I’m thinking perhaps this is the time to remind ourselves of the very long history of ice in our region. This week, I’m . . .

Museum Musings: The man who designed Whistler Mountain’s first lifts

December 12, 2016
With the recent cold temperatures and winds, many of us out on the mountains have appreciated the temporary respite offered by the enclosed gondolas. To show our appreciation, this week we’re . . .

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