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. Arrange to visit Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and other attractions in Whistler using our Whistler itinerary maker.
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  • 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 abou...  more »
  • Visited the center. Small quaint place. Interesting history and informative. Very well done exhibits.  more »
  • 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 y...  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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