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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 good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this Culture Center / Museum. They have a tour on the hour every hour where you can really learn about the Squamish and Lil Wat and the purpose behind building the culture center. There are 3 viewing galleries in the Museum part of...More

Thank XavierNY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centre gives you insights into the native culture of the Whistler region - home to Squamish and Lilwat people.

Thank AnuradhaGoyal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived first thing in the morning and due to snow we were the only guests for almost 2 hours. The staff was very informative and the artwork as well as the structure was inspiring. We learned a lot and will DEFINITALEY go back. Great facility...More

Thank Leonard J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful museum of cultural treasures and charming tour guides and staff made our visit very interesting. It's well worth the short walk from Whistler Village and has a nice simple lunch menu. The venison stew and salmon chowder were great. At the end of the...More

Thank irwinbrothersbrewing
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

The cultural centre is worth a visit to learn about the cultural practices of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations. Beth was our guide and she gave us informative descriptions of the different canoes, dress ware and information on how the two groups lived over the...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I didn't realise how big this place was until I got there. It's a definite must-do if you're in the area, and worthy of the great reviews it has received. The guide (Josh) was excellent; very informative and friendly. The exhibits are excellent and it's...More

Thank Sprog1970
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Interesting information and helpful staff. A good place to learn about the First Nation, history, lifestyle and local crafts

Thank Becca532
Reviewed 23 October 2017

excellent interpretation centre covering the first nations of the area - great guides and lots of hands on experiences as well. Nice cafe and shop

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Took the tour as part of the larger tour to whistler village and wow it actually became a highlight of the trip in no small part to the museum tour guide Bill. He was of first nation descent and added his own special stories about...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is an amazing cultural experience. If you want to learn about the Indigenous culture of the area, you must visit this centre. The art, the welcome songs, the drumming, and the video will draw you into an amazing learning experience. The cultural centre is...More

Thank ngg999
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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.
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
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