Whistler Museum and Archives

Identity area

Identifier

WMA

Authorized form of name

Whistler Museum and Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum

Contact area

 

Curator Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

4333 Main Street

Locality

Whistler

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V0N 1B4

Telephone

604-932-2019

Fax

604-932-2077

Email

Note

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 1122

Locality

Whistler

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V0N 1B0

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Whistler Museum and Archives Society was incorporated in 1986 and opened the Whistler Museum and Archives in 1986. The museum acquires artifacts, archival records, and historical reference material relating to the area now within the boundary of the Resort Municipality of Whistler, including the community formerly known as Alta Lake.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The holdings relate to the development and settlement of the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Valley area. The area encompasses the northern tip of Green Lake to the boundary of Brandywine Provincial Park. References are made to surrounding areas such as: Pinecrest, Black Tusk, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Pemberton, Squamish, and Lillooet. Holdings include: extensive photograph collection, manuscript collection (letters, memoirs, minutes, manuals, project studies and proposals), oral histories, video recordings, posters, postcards, information files (contain copies of brochures, articles, essays, clippings, and ephemera), pamphlets, local newspapers, maps, and a reference library.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 18.5 linear meters<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1915 to present

Finding aids, guides and publications

<a target=newpage href="http://www.whistlermuseum.org">Website</a> provides contact information and a general overview of the holdings in the archives. Site also provides access to a virtual exhibit titled <a target=newpage href="http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/003/008/099/003008-disclaimer.html?orig=/100/205/301/ic/cdc/myrtlephilip/flash_index.html">Whistler Pioneer Photographs from the Myrtle Philip Collection</a>.<br /> <br />

Access area

Opening times

Archives Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (by appointment only).
Museum Hours: Daily, 11:00 am - 5 pm.

Access conditions and requirements

Members of the public are welcome to come and read at our archives. There is a $10 charge and appointments must be made in advance. Please contact the Collection’s Supervisor at collection@whistlermuseum.org or phone on 604 932 2019.

Accessibility

Fully wheelchair accessible

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

The museum can provide high quality reproductions of photographs and documents in our collection. Fees apply, and vary according to usage. Please contact the Collection’s Supervisor at collection@whistlermuseum.org or phone on 604 932 2019.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 25, 2011.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

4333 Main Street
Whistler, BC
CA V0N 1B4