The End of the Alta Lake Inn
WHISTORICAL
by Whistler Museum
5d ago
When the Christiana Inn was opened by Sandy and Puddy Martin in 1967 it included lodging, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a beauty salon, gift shop, lounge area, and dining room. By the time they sold the property in the mid-1970s, they had added a second dining room, a tennis court, and poolside dining and ..read more
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Whistler’s Answers: July 11, 1985
WHISTORICAL
by Whistler Museum
1w ago
In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer).  Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1985.  Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the ..read more
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The LEGO Building Competition is back for 2024!
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by Whistler Museum
1w ago
Back by popular demand, our Annual Building Competition is here for its 28th year in 2024! This year’s theme will be “Natural Wonders of Whistler.” There is so much wondrous nature in Whistler, from the glaciated mountains to the beautiful black bears. Participants are encouraged to build their favourite natural wonder that can be found ..read more
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Marmots and the Mountain
WHISTORICAL
by Whistler Museum
1w ago
Before landing on the name “Whistler” the mountain was known by a few other names. Whistler Mountain was first known as Cwítima/Kacwítima by the Lil’wat Nation and Sk̲wik̲w by the Squamish Nation. In the 1860s, the mountain was named London Mountain by British Naval Surveyors because the thick fog coating the area was reminiscent of ..read more
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Whistler’s Answers: July 5, 1985
WHISTORICAL
by Whistler Museum
2w ago
In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer).  Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1985.  Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the ..read more
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Lake Fun in Whistler
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by Whistler Museum
2w ago
Whistler’s lakes offer a variety of water-based activities and are a great place to cool off during the summer heat. From sailing regattas and floating art galleries to swim races and a quadrathlon, Whistler’s lakes have seen it all! The Alta Lake Sailing Club’s annual season end “Regretta” included sailing races as well as land-bound ..read more
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Early Days at Municipal Hall
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by Whistler Museum
3w ago
When the Resort Municipality of Whistler was formed in 1975, the organization was small enough that the for the first couple of years employees numbered in the single digits. According to Kris Shoup, when she was hired in 1977 as the secretary of the building inspector (Jim Murray, employee number one), she thinks she became ..read more
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Whistler’s Answers: June 20, 1985
WHISTORICAL
by Whistler Museum
1M ago
In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer).  Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1985.  Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the ..read more
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RMOW Employee #2: Geoff Pearce
WHISTORICAL
by Whistler Museum
1M ago
When the first municipal council was sworn into office on September 6, 1975, the four councillors (Garry Watson, John Hetherington, Bob Bishop and Al Raine) and Mayor Pat Carleton were faced with the daunting task of building a resort in the ski area. As the first council of the Resort Municipality of Whistler, however, they ..read more
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Whistler’s Answers: June 13, 1985
WHISTORICAL
by Whistler Museum
1M ago
In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer).  Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1985.  Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the ..read more
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