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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  • A wonderful place to visit and find out about the native peoples of the region. Informative guides, welcoming staff, lovely gift shop and cafe. Thanks guys!  more »
  • This is a beautiful building celebrating the Squamish and Lil'wat history and traditions. We have been to Whistler for many years and did not know this was here. We loved it, especially our 8 year old...  more »
  • My brother got married here! A beautiful meeting hall with native art, beautiful views of the mountains, and a peaceful natural ambiance. Separated hall for reception, gift centre, and delicious littl...  more »
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  • Great value museum only 5-10 minute walk from Whistler Village. Guided tours leave every hour and are included in the price, as well as a video explaining the history and live song performance which should not be missed. The exhibits have plenty of information to read as well if you decided to do a self guided tour at your own pace. There is also a garden walk included in the price with great views of the mountains. Shop and Cafe are also reasonably priced for any souvineers or a quick bite to eat!
  • Very informative. I definitely recommend going through it first with their tour guide, and then you can revisit the areas at your own pace. The tour is a great overview. The gift shop at the bottom level has a wide variety of items for useful souvenirs.
  • Great place for lunch! Great place for people, history and tours! Head in to see the REAL history of Whistler! You can't say you've been to Whistler without a visit.
  • We travelled to Whistler from London and when we knew there was a cultural centre nearby we just had visit! We found it very interesting and everyone there was so friendly and inviting. Our tour guide "Bill" was so lovely! Would definitely recommend visiting if you're in Whistler.
  • Very entertaining tour! Very welcoming guides with a great sense of humour.
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