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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  • Just happened to arrive at the top of the hour and joined the tour. Especially liked the personal storytelling. After a delicious lunch in the cafe (salmon chowder and bannock taco) went back to see.....  more
    Just happened to arrive at the top of the hour and joined the tour. Especially liked the personal storytelling. After a delicious lunch in the cafe (salmon chowder and bannock taco) went back to see.....  more »
  • I stopped by for taxi information and a quick lunch. Very clean and beautiful facilities. Service at the information desk and cafe was very friendly. 
    I stopped by for taxi information and a quick lunch. Very clean and beautiful facilities. Service at the information desk and cafe was very friendly.  more »
  • This was a very good experience for us. Our guide is from the Lil'wat tribe. He was so proud of the work that his father did, and there were things that his father had carved, in the Centre, He has... 
    This was a very good experience for us. Our guide is from the Lil'wat tribe. He was so proud of the work that his father did, and there were things that his father had carved, in the Centre, He has...  more »
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  • incredibly detailed museum of two fascinating living cultural heritages. it's got handmade traditional regalia, rope making techniques, multiple types of canoes and spirit poles and more. the cafe has some delicious snacks, and the store is full of unique designs for their goods. staff is super friendly, patient, and very proud to explain any questions you might have about their history and cultures. perhaps the only downside is that the cafe closes early, so be sure to get there earlier in the day if you want to treat yourself!
  • Wonderful experience, beautiful song, stories and interactive elements. Highly recommend the tour and talking with the people working there. We were gifted the story of one young man's personal history with the beautifully created doors to the space.
  • This was such a great experience! We took our little boy here with us and he loved it. Perfect for families with kids. Lots to learn, see, and experience.
  • Worthwhile experience. Free tours presented by a rotation of Squamish or Lil'wat tribe members, (on the hour.) Well designed displays. Live size hunting canoes. Out-of-doors full size traditional long house and pit dwelling. All in all a personable invitation to experience a traditional life style still alive today. Thank you! Gift shop and restaurant.
  • Went to a wedding here. Great venue. Would totally recommend as a event space for anyone looking to have a large party or conference.

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