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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The SLCC is a great place - it starts with an interesting building, goes on with helpful and very passionate guides and cultural ambassadors all throughout the centre, and the 1 hour guided tour was a great highlight. I would recommend a visit to the...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was a great place to visit guides were very knowledgeable and passionate about there culture. Was very interesting to find out the history of there people. We have similar places in New Zealand that explain the Maori Culture. Very much enjoyed the experience. I think...More

Thank frednzd
Reviewed 3 days ago

This spot is definitely worthwhile if seeking a slice of culture and history of the First Nations people. Beautiful building with tons of exhibits and culture. There was a dance performance when I was there which was quite interesting. The gift shop is very nice...More

Thank lovetohike1111
Reviewed 5 days ago

The centre is not only aesthetically pleasing and easily accessbile in Whistler; it is a great place in which to learn about the First Nations culture and nation. The history is very well presented via short film and guided tour. The staff are very proud...More

Thank TravelManagerLoveIt
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were on a tour and had a feast there as well as song and dances by first nations people. It was brilliant. One guy did a dance with hoops OMG awesome is not the word he is a champion and it shows. The centre...More

Thank Su G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre offered an experience that I would highly recommend. We started with the welcome and video and then took the guided tour, ending with bracelet making. This one hour program offered a great way to learn about both the Squamish...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting session with some of the descendants of the local tribes of the area. I would need to go back again as there was too much to absorb the first time. Very enjoyable though.

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entry for father's today being father's day in Canada and apparently the same goes for mother's day. Well planned hour tour. Welcome song,video tour,craft activity to make a bracelet and then free time after the hour tour. In the gift shop they sell some...More

Thank etsu2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Canada's First Nations people have a rich and diverse history. The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre explains their history, customs and beliefs concisely and the guides have enough passion to make you feel privileged to appreciate this ancient and highly developed culture. The Centre is modern...More

Thank Rodney H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had arrived early in Whistler ahead of our tour group, with information of searching out the Cultural Centre. I had previously arranged to have a discussion with Josh (Sik Sik ) Anderson who is the Guest Services Co-Ordinator. As an Australian First Nations Aboriginal...More

Thank Alex H
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In the l990s I visited Whistler and the First Peoples Cultural Center and sat in a totally black theater for a holographic presentation of the origin myths of the eagles and ravens. An eagle flew into the audience from the stage and everyone ducked it looked and felt so real. The presentation included the philosophy of "the greatest transformation of all is when you become what you have always been." Is this exhibit still being shown at Whistler? My friends are planning a trip and I would like to inform them where they can experience this fantastic exhibit. Thanks for any information you can offer. 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
Trip Advisor (both US & Canada sites) says the museum is closed on Mondays and the cafe is open until 5pm. But yesterday (a Sunday in August) the cafe closed at 4pm, and the museum website says it's open daily. Please clarify. Thanks!
9 August 2016|
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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
I would like to know if there is food available between 1 30 and 4 pm on Tuesdays.
16 May 2016|
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Response from Deanna W | Property representative |
Yes, the cafe is open during this time. We look forward to seeing you!