Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)
Before becoming a world-famous resort, the Whistler Valley was home to Aboriginal peoples, pioneers, loggers and miners.
The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre tells the story of the Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations that have lived in this area for thousands of years. The Whistler Museum chronicles the region's natural history and pioneer era, and also chronicles Whistler's Olympic history and the 2010 Winter Games that were held here.
Both the museum and cultural centre are informal, hands-on, and within easy walking distance of Whistler Village.
The Whistler Visitor Centre has information on museums and aboriginal sites. Check the hours of operation for museums, as they may vary by season.
4 Museums in Whistler
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4584 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, British Columbia
2013 BC Cultural Centre of the Year, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre showcases Whistler's Aboriginal heritage through tours, singing & drumming, Native art, interactive & outdoor exhibits, crafts, food & film. The Centre features a great hall, museum, theatre, contemporary gallery, cafe & gift shop. Our exhibit map is available in several languages. This world-class attraction is a fun, family-friendly activity that provides a genuine cultural experience. Check our website for programming updates & special events. Visit our online art gallery for our full store online!
Venue rental available for private receptions, weddings & events. Please view floor plans & capacity charts on our website.
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Britannia Beach, British Columbia
A multi-million dollar make-over transformed this historic mine into a multi-award winning (2012 Mining and Sustainability Award) museum and National Historic Site. Just like miners, visitors don hardhats then climb aboard an underground train and experience a day in the life of a hard rock miner. Many surprises await, as you explore what was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Site includes "Groundbreaking" film, touchscreen exhibits, displays of rare minerals, entrance into the massive mill, gift shop and a unique opportunity to pan for gold. To reach the Britannia Mine Museum, head north on the Sea to Sky Highway. Watch for signs mid-way to Whistler.
Landsea Tours offers daily scheduled half-day & full-day mini-coach sightseeing excursions to include Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler & more - maximum of 24 guests per bus. See it all: Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island Market, Alaska cruise ships, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain & Butchart Gardens. Combine a Victoria tour with whale watching or a floatplane flight, or a Whistler tour with the Whistler Mountaineer train by Rocky Mountaineer. Driver/guides create memorable sightseeing experiences by sharing their extensive knowledge of area history, geography & current events & in answering guests' individual questions.
Private tours & transfers are also available: SUVs, Mercedes Sprinter Vans & Mini-Coaches available.
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