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Galleries and Museums

On your next trip to Whistler, be sure to take in the Whistler museums and galleries.

WHISTLER GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

Whistler attracts more than its share of highly creative artists and artisans. Perhaps it's a combination of inspiring natural surroundings and a tranquil lifestyle. Whatever the reason, the resort is home to numerous art galleries and eclectic events that celebrate Whistler's unique local talents and chronicle the region's history and pioneer era.

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

An authentic cultural activity for the whole family, the impressive Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre celebrates the joint history of the local Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations, past and present, by offering a unique glimpse into their cultures. Watch carving demonstrations, take in a short movie or weave a traditional basket with cedar bark. 
www.slcc.ca 

Cultural Journey

To celebrate their role as First Nations hosts of the 2010 Winter Games, the Squamish Nation and Lil'Wat Nation have jointly developed a unique cultural and historical asset, known as the Cultural Journey Sea to Sky, which will act as a long-term legacy for the people of British Columbia, as well as visitors to the province.
www.culturaljourney.ca

Whistler Museum and Archives

The rich and varied history of Whistler comes alive in a new and dynamic interactive exhibit called Whistler's Olympic Journey. Whistler's Olympic history is chronicled with memorabilia, documents and photos from six different Olympic bids, including the successful bid for the 2010 Winter Games.
www.whistlermuseum.org 

Maury Young Arts Centre

To experience the pulse of Whistler's cultural community visit the landmark Maury Young Arts Centre. Designed as the cultural focal point for this vibrant community, MY Place is where both residents and visitors gather for community activities. 
www.artswhistler.com 

Whistler's Public Art

Beyond the natural beauty of its surroundings, Whistler also boasts an array of public art pieces scattered throughout the Valley. So far, over 20 pieces have been installed including everything from metal sculptures and wood carvings to murals and collaborative ceramics.

West Coast Railway Heritage Park

Squamish
Home of the Royal Hudson steam locomotive, and more than 60 vintage railway cars. Hop on the miniature train, and check out cabooses, locomotives and snowplows. Learn how Canada's mail was processed on rails in the only authentic restored Railway Post Office car in Canada. 
www.wcra.org

BC Museum of Mining

Britannia Beach between Whistler and Vancouver
Put on your hardhat for a thrilling ride through an authentic copper mine. Experience the feeling of being underground when the drills are working and the lights go out. Explore historic buildings and artifacts and pan for real gold.
www.bcmm.ca