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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 via mobile

We found our visit to the centre to be most informative and enjoyable Staff were very knowledgable and enthusiastic and provided us with a detailed tour of the centre There is a cinema with a film which runs frequently. The film is introduced by a...More

Thank keith w
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went there with a tour group. We had a informative guide who is a Lil'wat member. Very good presentation and movie. This is a beautifully designed museum that includes dugout canoes and much more. The gift shop has some of the most beautiful items...More

Thank EKW50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great museum to learn about Canada's first peoples. Fascinating history & exhibits. We had a lovely buffet breakfast with our tour here. Well worth the visit with well informed guides.

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great experience hosted by people who genuinely cared about the Squamish and Lilwat cultures and history. Our tour guide Beth was very informative and relaxed, answering all our questions. Would highly recommend getting one of the tours. They are free and go every hour....More

Thank Christopher I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but plenty to see and learn about. There is enough to make it worth visiting, just the right amount to wonder around for a couple of hours. Our guide Beth spoke well and was very knowledgeable when we asked questions. Great insight into the...More

Thank DNOD111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask for a guided tour. It is worth every penny. Ask as many questions as you can and get a firsthand and personal as if a family member description of Squamish and Lil'wat not past but present day-to-day life experience.

Thank Kamal D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Following some internet research we visited the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. It is a beautiful and well designed place, great exhibits and well written pieces of information. But especially the First Nation staff, namely our guide Bill, are what makes this place truly special and...More

1  Thank Samuel v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so impressed with the SLCC in so many ways - it felt like a welcoming community centre space for culture, arts, and the two over-lapping territories. It was positive and forward-thinking without ignoring sadness and injustice. The staff are completely engaged with the...More

1  Thank JHHxoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did go for free that is why it was ok if I had spend money on it I would have felt so cheated ...the bus driver had an extra pass and since I could not do much in whistler which is a place for...More

Thank pammuc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The centre was built in Whistler, where 2 tribes share ancestral territory. There are guided tours at the top of every hour and we would recommend this. A great mix of live performance (drumming and the salmon song), 15 min documentary movie, cultural display, interactive...More

Thank CanadaMapleSyrup
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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