We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 69.02*
and up
Whistler Snowshoe Tour with Entrance to Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre
More Info
US$ 159.19*
and up
Whistler Mountains and Adventures Tour Including Admission to Scandinave Spa
More Info
US$ 109.92*
and up
Whistler Small-Group Day Trip from Vancouver
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“first nations” (111 reviews)
“gift shop” (64 reviews)
“guided tour” (73 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (648)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 648 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This was meant to be a meeting point for those on our tour, but it was brilliant. Informative and extremely interesting, the pride shown by these Squamish people and their genuine delight in seeing everyone so interested in their culture was just great. Their attitude...More

Thank JeffGoldCoast
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are two parts that are ecceptional- first there is a 15 minute video that is beautiful, interesting and really gives a good over-view. Very professionally made. Second- the guided tour. The tour guides are local First Nation people- it was very, very interesting. Very...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've walked past this building many times over the years and this year I finally went inside. The building itself is stunning and the displays inside are very well done. Included with your admission are free guided tours on the hour. Touring through the displays...More

Thank TruthfulTraveler1964
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having grown up in North Vancouver and gone to school with many Capilano Squamish band members, I was keenly interested in the Lil'wat centre. We had recently been to the Audain museum which displayed amazing 19th and 20th century native artifacts and British Columbia artists...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were picked up early from our hotel for the Whistler tour. Leaving the city, the first stop was Shannon falls. It was a beautiful and majestic waterfall but the place didn't offer much of a facility. A few miles heading closer to Whistler is...More

Thank ElPasoB1ll1f
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to learn about the First Nations peoples of the Lil'wat and Squamish. An educational and entertaining experience!

Thank Luke P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting museum about the Squamish and Lil Wat tribes. Great way to learn about the natives and first nations. This place is situated between the territories of either tribe. We started a guided tour by having our guides sing a traditional native song for...More

Thank Rachael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful center which highlights two indigenous area groups. They had a special exhibit on the "Resettlement Schools" which I found fascinating because they had photos of some of the children before they were "resettled" and after. I had salmon /corn chowder and...More

Thank LeahPhiladelphia_PA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with our tour bus group. After a short Coco, young First Nations guides took us on a tour of the Centre. Very informative.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had an hour and a half to kill so I came here. The exhibits were great and our tour guide was from the Squamish nation, which I really enjoyed. Hearing First Nation history from her perspective was powerful. The traveling exhibit on the residential...More

Thank Ashley J
Nearby Restaurants
Portobello Market & Fresh Bakery
400 reviews
.24 km away
Caramba Restaurant
685 reviews
.56 km away
The Wildflower
307 reviews
.25 km away
441 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
6,227 reviews
.43 km away
Audain Art Museum
140 reviews
.49 km away
Whistler Olympic Plaza
249 reviews
.53 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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|
Answer Show all 7 answers
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|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from Deanna W | Property representative |
Yes, the cafe is open during this time. We look forward to seeing you!