The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is an authentic cultural activity for the whole family. It was created to celebrate the joint history of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations. The art & exhibits on display showcase their histories, creative works and cultures. Performances, crafts and guided tours engage guests and create a memorable experience.
4584 Blackcomb Way (adjacent to the Four Seasons Resort Whistler and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler in the Upper Village).
WHAT YOU CAN DO AT THE CENTRE
Tour the building: Self-guided or group tours are available. Group tours are hosted by professional Squamish and Lil'wat guides, providing a cultural context for the history, arts, and culture on display at the Centre.
View a multimedia film: A 12-minute film runs every 20 minutes in the 80-seat theatre.
Witness artists working: Artist-in-residence programs feature Salish weaving, heritage canoe carving, and cedar basket weaving.
Explore nature: The Cultural Forest Walk is a nature loop alive with indigenous plants.
Eat at the Thunderbird Cafe: Taste indigenous food. Take your taste buds on a journey of discovery - savor the flavor of the Nations.
Visit the Giftshop: Purchase cedar baskets, wool weavings, jewelry, carved masks - created by Squamish, Lil'wat, and other First Nations artists. The gift shop and cafe can be accessed without paying the admission fee to the Centre - making it the perfect place in Whistler to pick up a memorable gift.
NEW Gift Store launches online SHOP.SLCC.CA has now launched featuring a variety of works from a mix of local and regional indigenous artists available for viewing and purchase online. The site provides a wealth of information about First Nations art and culture including animal symbolism, local First Nations stories and legends, artist biographies, product care information and updates on and articles relating to the local First Nations arts and culture scene.
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