Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler

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Visit Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre for a look into the heritage and history of the First Nations in the area. The center is dedicated to preserving the culture of Squamish and Lil’wat indigenous people, and highlighting their distinctions and shared practices. On a guided tour, accompanied by a First Nations cultural ambassador, you’ll visit an authentic building that combines Squamish longhouse and Lil’wat pit house styles, while the guide imparts interesting stories and facts. See traditional performances, view local art and relics, sample indigenous food, attend workshops, and enjoy the scenic mountain views. Take a look at our Whistler trip builder tool to schedule your visit to Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • 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, dre...  more »
  • 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 informat...  more »
  • Interesting information and helpful staff. A good place to learn about the First Nation, history, lifestyle and local crafts  more »
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  • Very interesting centre and we had an excellent guide. Cafe has delicious bannock and other menu items. Very nice gift shop.
  • The gift shop is worthwhile going to if only to view the art. Lots of gift options for all budgets. I have this beautiful bowl, which was a gift to me, from the gift shop...lot's of neat gifts and great artwork too.
  • First time actually going in. Originally went in cause my son loves to drum. They had an interactive area for kids which any kids would love. Displays and staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. Learned a bit and got to meet some of the locals which is always fun. Thanks for being such wonderful hosts.
  • I really enjoyed my time here. I learned a lot about the local first Nations groups and their culture. I was happy to support an organization that offers cultural and language learning in this community.
  • I really enjoy visiting. I learn something new every time I go. Take the time to make something from cedar. The gift shop has some really unique items. Park in the Village parking lot and walk. There is limited parking.

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