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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: 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

This is a stunning space, offering a delightful tour for anyone interested. It has wonderful artwork by First Nation tribes, a nice gift shop & cafe. Well worth the price of admission.

Thank Louisa N
Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoyed the guided tour of the Cultural Centre, my knowledge of the First Nations definitely improved as a result of the tour. As an international visitor I would like to have known more about the challenges experienced as a result of European migration...More

Thank pbtravel2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the center. Small quaint place. Interesting history and informative. Very well done exhibits.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful experience! A small center, but beautifully designed with an excellent one hour (free) tour that includes music, a short film, explanation of artifacts and an opportunity to try your hand at braiding cedar bark. We learned so much about the area...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit was very enjoyable and informative. The entry price was modest, and you could watch an excellent short film (15 mins long) about the lives of the Squamish and Lil'wat first nations. A guided tour was available, however we chose to browse around ourselves....More

Thank KitmanLarvae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing insight into how the tribes lived in the past and present. Bill was a fantastic guide and we loved the tea ceremony. Really friendly with lots of information and things to see.

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely cultural centre with plenty of information about local history and culture. It is very reasonably priced and a guided tour is available. I however, decided to stay with the group for the short film and then continued to wander around myself,...More

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our visit here. We had a talk from one of the ladies who gave us lots of info about the local people. There was a short 15 minute film which was really good. Great gift shop and a coffee shop there as well. Well...More

Thank Colourqueen
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughters (14 and 12) and I visited during some Whistler downtime. Easy walk from Village - take back way near parking lot 4 and then up Lorimer for the shortcut. Very interesting tour. Our guide started with a Lil'wat song about ground hogs that...More

Thank wifforlif
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along to the centre only to find that there were no guided tours that day which would I think have added much to the displays and artifacts. That said we decided to still look around for ourselves. Very interesting and informative with history...More

Thank Diana S
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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
8 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