Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Experience the Culture


The first centre of its kind in Canada, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) shares rich cultural knowledge with visitors through song, film, story, and exhibitory.

Cultural Ambassadors from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations share their cultural teachings in this immersive cultural centre during the hourly guided tour offered on the hour, every hour, 10am – 4pm. The hourly guided tour includes a traditional welcome song, fifteen minute film, exhibit tour, and cedar-rope bracelet making activity. After the tour guests are encouraged to revisit areas of the museum that piqued their interest; for those tight on time they can explore the Gift Shop, a gallery unto itself, and Thunderbird Café, both located in our admission free zone.

Information


Location

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) is located at 4584 Blackcomb Way in Whistler’s Upper Village.



Hours

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 AM – 5 PM.

(Closed on Mondays from October 15, 2018 – April 15, 2019)

Thunderbird Café: Tuesday – Sunday from 10 AM – 4 PM

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 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 hour guided tours are available. Guided tours are lead by knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors from Squamish and Lil'wat Nations, providing guests a deeper understanding of the heritage, arts, and living cultures of the Nations.
  • View a multimedia film: An inspiring fifteen minute film about the shared territories.
  • Witness artists working: Depending on the Ambassadors at the centre each day, guests may witness Salish wool weaving, cedar basket weaving, wood carving, or regalia making.
  • Explore nature: The SLCC’s interpretive forest walk, the Salish Stroll, is a pathway through the SLCC’s backyard featuring interpretive panels describing the plants growing here and their traditional uses.
  • Eat at the Thunderbird Café: An indigenous inspired eatery with a unique menu featured smoked salmon, bannock (sweet fried bread), and venison.
  • Visit the Giftshop: A gallery unto itself, visit Whistler’s largest first nations’ gift shop that offers products authentic and unique to the Squamish, Lil’wat and other first Nations people in Canada.
  • The gift shop and café can be accessed without paying the admission fee to the SLCC - making it the perfect place in Whistler to pick up a memorable gift.

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