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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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“first nations” (138 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
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+1 866-441-7522
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It’s not always you get up close and personal with relics from the past and most importantly, we had a very good guide who was both interesting and could capture the attention of the young ones. Rather small but the exhibits aren’t something that you...More

Thank Timothy L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did this centre as part of a tour group but I would say its one of the better ones I have seen .Story was informative and interesting and good to see the younger generation sharing the stories of their ancestors

Thank deewubleu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very informative and engaging. The building is beautiful and the staff are welcoming and informed. We watched the video in the theatre and took the tour and also talked to some of the artists working in the centre. It was interesting and inspiring....More

Thank CalgaryBuffalo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting learning about the First Nation. I recommend that you take the guided tour. Lots of lovely First Nation gifts to take home and a very good cafe / restaurant.

Thank JaneThePain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really friendly and immersive staff. They brought the range of First Nations artefacts to life and the guided tour is a must if you want to learn the full story behind all the objects. Tours run hourly and are free.

Thank William B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When your next in Whistler take the time to stop into the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. The centre is beautifully built and full of incredible art and educational information about the history of the people and lands surrounding the region. The staff are very educational,...More

Thank 544MoeH
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is quite modern and the architects made sure that the museum was in total harmony with its surroundings. I spent a few hours here and it was a lovely experience

Thank Keith M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the tour and tea making demonstration. Quite interesting presentation. Well worth a visit. Learned a lot about the traditions of the Squamish Lil'wat people.

Thank Lee D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend taking a guided tour as there is so much more information given than what is written on the displays. We found making our own rope from the cedar tree bark very interesting just a pity we couldn't bring our efforts back to Australia with...More

Thank Melody S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great morning with a very special musical welcome at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Very interesting exhibits of traditional canoes, clothing and crafts. The cafe restaurant is of very high quality, good prices, super clean throughout, washrooms great. Well worth a visit,...More

Thank MissFrankieB
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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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