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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

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Address: 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 866-441-7522
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is a three-storey, 30,400-square foot...

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is a three-storey, 30,400-square foot award-winning First Nations tourism facility. Guests are offered a guided tour from a local First Nation cultural ambassador who share their knowledge and stories while visiting the many displays and artifacts on display. Guests enjoy a cultural performance of drums and song as well as the chance to learn, hands-on, an indigenous craft. The facility is designed to evoke a traditional Squamish longhouse and a Lil'wat Istken (pit house) and is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. Designed to preserve and renew local First Nations' cultures and to share these living cultures with the world; the experience includes Class A museum space to house rare artifacts, a gift gallery, a cafe and an 80 seat HD theatre.

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Beautiful, beautiful attraction

I dropped in today for a short visit, arriving at about 3pm or two hours before closing. I watched a beautiful film about the region and the First Nations that call this beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I dropped in today for a short visit, arriving at about 3pm or two hours before closing. I watched a beautiful film about the region and the First Nations that call this beautiful part of BC home. The film was beautiful and very well presented. The film was followed by a guided visit by the Cultural Centre's guide, Holly Joseph,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This center is well worth a stop. Interesting and important history about the history of the First nations in Canada. Followed the guided tour, and that was very good.

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We held a corporate rotational dinner at the SLCC in January. The venue, the food, the staff were outstanding! I would definitely recommend anyone looking for a venue for any occasion to consider the SLCC. I was really blown away by the food and the presentation. It was a perfect evening from beginning to end! Thank you to the full... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We conveniently arrived just as the 15 min film was starting. It was followed by an informative tour that was brief and interesting for all ages. It's a large building, yet a fairly small exhibit. So without the tour, you could feel there is not enough there. C$18 per adult to get in, less $2 if you pick up a... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cultural centre is truly worth a visit, but prepared to be affected emotionally. Ensure that you take part in the tour - about forty minutes. They are taken by First Nations people and give you a real insight into they history and lives of these peoples. Our tour was taken by Holly and she was able to link her... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice architectural building! We have done the interactive tour and it was very interesting to learn a part of Canada's history. Before the tour we have had al small lunch at the museum, which was also nice.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The SLCC has great food downstairs with a scenic seating area. Try the bannock and chilli combo, it's delicious. The store there has a great collection of items at very reasonable prices. If you're going to buy tourist stuff in Whistler - do it here it's well made and at a good price. The tours are informative and the staff... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great parking- that helps- beautifully carved doors when you enter. Wonderful explanations of the museum and its purpose. I wish they refreshed exhibits more ( I've been there a couple of times) but its all very well curated. Very fond of the café- inexpensive and great food. Gift shop has a lot of wonderful items that ranch from inexpensive to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our third trip to Whistler, and we wish we had been before this. Great exhibits, and ended with a thought producing tour through BC's recent Aborigional history, which parallels Australia's shameful treatment of its first peoples. The Gallery and Gift shop are great, and the restaurant is cheep and the food is awesome, Try the Bison Chilli.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the beautiful setting to the architecture of the facility to the artifacts and history, this was an incredible experience for me. David led our tour and was extremely knowledgeable, interesting, and willing to share as much information as he could about his people. I also enjoyed my time wandering through the exhibits on my own. Quite amazing!

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