The History of Olympic Bids

Creator(s): Whistler Museum and Archives Society

The community of Whistler, nestled in the coastal mountains on the West coast of British Columbia, has a world-class reputation as one of the best ski destinations in the world. Since its inception in the late 1960s, the resort has achieved numerous honours and successes. Most recently, Whistler has been selected as a host site for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Whistler has actually bid for the right to host the Olympics several times in the past. While these bids were not successful, they played an important role in the development of the current community. This exhibit looks at how past Olympic bids have shaped Whistler's history and provides a glimpse into life in a resort town. We hope you enjoy the exhibit and look forward to seeing you here in 2010!

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