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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (83 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
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"gift shop"
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"guided tour"
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"cedar bark"
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"bannock"
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"welcome song"
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"rope making"
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"great museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend spending as long as you can here. The short tour is well worth it, for locals and tourists alike.

Thank Adrianne G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, stunning building. The exhibits are thoughtfully and artistically displayed but very accessible. The entrance fee includes a song, tour, and optional craft (fun) by a First Nations guide. We learned so much about the past and present lives of these two cultures and a...More

Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to visit and find out about the native peoples of the region. Informative guides, welcoming staff, lovely gift shop and cafe. Thanks guys!

Thank Lesley Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building celebrating the Squamish and Lil'wat history and traditions. We have been to Whistler for many years and did not know this was here. We loved it, especially our 8 year old. You can do a guided tour through the museum...More

Thank aussiekyl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother got married here! A beautiful meeting hall with native art, beautiful views of the mountains, and a peaceful natural ambiance. Separated hall for reception, gift centre, and delicious little restaurant with native food & amazing bannock!

Thank VancouverLoretta
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We were staying in Whistler in August and visited this very informative centre. It was early on a morning and we had the place and guide to ourselves. We were treated to some indigenous song and dance along with an interesting film of the two...More

Thank Bernadette K
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

I had an excellent visit to the Cultural Centre while everyone else was skiing. It was a short walk from my hotel and I arrived right before a guided tour began. The 15 minute video and tour are very informative and everyone working there was...More

Thank streece
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Visiting this center is like being welcomed into a family. The people at all levels were extremely kind and helpful. The two young women who conducted the tour where enthusiastic and excited about sharing their culture. It was a great experience.

Thank HeatherKemp
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This museum has the coolest things to look and learn about! They have a really awesome shop to buy some indigenous gifts from the surrounding area made by surrounding indigenous tribes! This Venue also hosts the most beautiful weddings and small conferences. There is a...More

Thank jennamaet
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Special centre with educational and historically significant information. A great spot to check out while in the area.

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Natalie N
25 July 2017|
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Response from Celia M | Reviewed this property |
We were on an organised tour, however, quite a few of our group walked back to Whistler Village and it didn't take very long. I am sure your hotel or travel agent would be able to assist.
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vickync2017
29 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff J | Reviewed this property |
There is still a movie which is very informative and interesting, but the eagle flight was not part of this presentation. We found the knowledge and thought provoking stories of the guided tour made for a great appreciation... More
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SeattleGal2015
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Response from Terjan | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you phone before you go; have no idea of their schedules - well worth a visit
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