Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange to visit Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and other attractions in Whistler using our Whistler itinerary maker.
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  • Super location with intimate and cozy feeling in the Ishkin Hall. Being able to visit the museum was a plus ! To support the native population by using the facility is a real bonus too. 
  • We toured the centre at least twice. You could take guided tours or browse on your own. Questions were encouraged, but many did not ask what was on their mind. The guided tour was very helpful. 
  • This was a very thorough museum/centre covering many aspects of Squamish/Lil'wat culture, history and lore. They even had a German-language printout for my relatives. There are also Lil'wat and Squami...  read more »
  • You should not miss this museum when visiting Whistler. It’s amazing! Watch the short movie, walk around the galleries and make your own bracelet following instructions of a friendly staff member. Top attraction!
  • Some good history to learn but overall very boring. Too many word and documents, which I believe most people can find it on the Internet. If there's more physical exhibition will be more exciting.
  • What an amazing centre! We hosted an evening reception for delegates at a conference we held in Whistler earlier this month (June 2015). The staff was professional and easy to work with, especially considering our tight timelines (10 days). I was very pleased with the way they provided suggestions to make the evening one our guest would not forget. Would definitely recommend a visit.
  • Very neat cultural centre to learn about the aboriginal culture and history. There's a nice cafe on the lower floor which serves really yummy food.
  • Brought our two kids (ages 1 and 3), there were drums to try and a canoe for the kids to sit in, drawings/colouring and so much rich history and beautiful artifacts. Such a nice way to spend an hour or two, away from the tourist-y bustle of the Village. A small cafe in the basement with reasonable prices - didn't eat anything, but the menu sounded delicious! Highly recommend if you're in the area.
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