If you’re a budding Whistler history buff and would like to know more about the resort’s storied past, then take advantage of the daily guided Valley of Dreams walking tours hosted by the Whistler Museum this summer.
Every day at 1 p.m. during June, July and August, longtime Whistler locals take visitors and keen, amateur resort historians on hour-long walking tours that answer all your questions about Whistler’s past. Tours are by donation ($5 recommended), and all walking tour guests receive discounted admission to the Whistler Museum.
You can see a short video feature on the Valley of Dreams walking tours on the Whistler Museum blog at blog.whistlermuseum.org.
FARMERS’ MARKET RETURNS: Make sure to check out the Whistler Farmers’ Market this Sunday (June 17) and every Sunday along the Upper Village Stroll from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The weekly market features local produce, artisan products, art, jewelry, live music, food and entertainment. Plus, Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont will be hosting live art demonstrations during the Sunday market each week. A different artist will be working on-site outside the gallery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday.
There’s also a Wednesday market that runs from July 4 to Aug. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m.
PRAIRIE LOVE: The Whistler Public Library’s Film Movement Series continues on Monday (June 18) at 7 p.m. with the movie Prairie Love.
The film follows the story of a high plains drifter on the North Dakota prairie who finds a man lying unconscious in the middle of the road and eventually hatches a plan to steal his identity. The film isn’t recommended for children under the age of 18.
RAW THAI FEAST: On Tuesday (June 19), you can head to the Burnt Stew Café at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a four-course, plant-based Thai dinner, while contributing to a community dialogue on clean energy, facilitated by Kim Slater of Band Together B.C.
Band Together B.C. is a “community engagement campaign aimed at capturing perspectives related to the tar sands and fostering dialogue that envisions a clean energy future.”
Tickets are $40 and available at Burnt Stew Café or by calling 604-938-1151.
OIL LANDSCAPES AND DOG DISHES: The White Dog Studio Gallery hosts more art demonstrations this week.
First up, North Vancouver-based artist Lucy Collings demonstrates her techniques for painting with oils today (Thursday, June 14) at noon. If you’re interested in painting with oils, Collings will answer any questions you may have about using oils as a medium.
Then on Wednesday (June 20), you can learn to make your own dog dish with Penny Eder. The three-hour workshop starts at noon and guides you through the process of designing the look of your dish, rolling out the clay, attaching embellishments of your choice and making the dog legs for the base.
Although the one-day event includes everything you need to make the dish, there is also another one-day class on July 25 on finishing, firing and glazing.
Go to whitedogwhistler.com for more info.