Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

The Squamish and Lil’wat Nations built their Cultural Centre to house and showcase their art, history and culture. Their vision is to share our culture with the community and visitors of Whistler in a meaningful and authentic way.

Join them for an hourly guided tour with a First Nations Ambassadors that includes a welcome song, captivating film and fun craft activity takeaway. Learn the meaning behind legends, carvings, art, songs and ceremonies. Experience the centre and have fun trying on some traditional regalia, play a drum, and discovering our interactive exhibits. Visit the Gallery and Gift Shop and enjoy lunch in the Thunderbird Café.

Information


Location

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is located at 4584 Blackcomb Way (adjacent to the Four Seasons Resort Whistler and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler in the Upper Village).

Hours

April – September (Daily
9:30-5pm

October – April (Closed Mondays)
10am – 5pm

Rates

General Admission Price
Adults $18.00
Post Secondary Student $13.50
Students (13 - 18) $5.00
Child (6 - 12) $5.00
Family Pass* $42.00

*Family Pass includes admission for two adults and two children (6-18), each additional child receives 15% off applicable admission. Rates are subject to 5% GST and are quoted in CAD and subject to change. Admission is free for members of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation upon presentation of a valid Status Card.

For more information and to book visit the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre website

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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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