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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

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The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is a three-storey, 30,400-square foot award-winning First Nations tourism facility. Guests are offered a guided tour from a local First Nation cultural ambassador who share their knowledge and stories while...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
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All reviews first nations gift shop guided tour bannock short film cultural experience welcome song totem poles beautiful building venison great museum great insight on display for sale entrance fee well worth the visit couple of hours
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Reviewed yesterday

We absolutely adored the cultural center on a recent visit to Whistler. We went to the Winter Feast and performance on our first night in town and it was such a warm way to welcome us into the cultures surrounding Whistler. The center itself is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank anoellea
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good variety of exhibits in a lovely building. Friendly and helpful staff and if you visit at the right time live activities and interactions to take part in as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank allyrld
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the amazing opportunity to have a guided tour of the centre and to learn about the Squamish and Lilwat Nations and their traditions. The highlight was actually making a strip of bark into a length of rope. I realized there is so much...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hester W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We greatly enjoyed our visit to the Cultural Centre. After watching the introductory video, a First Nations member takes you on a guided tour of the highlights of the Centre. Our tour guide, David, was incredibly knowledgeable and happy to answer our many questions. Our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the hands on ending to the tour, which was capably guided by a young gentleman who was part of the cultural studies program. Take a swing break and learn the history and culture of the area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank willowMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Within this stunning architectural environment, you find friendly smiling natives who are presenting their culture and educating you about the early history of this area. There are many exhibits, an educational film and an informative guide that gives you the highlights I about a 20...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TweetieTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some interesting things presented by the guide, who was friendly & engaging. I found the movie to be poorly edited & a bit superficial, this was a missed occasion to learn a bit more about these cultures. It also seems a bit artificial at times...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fmackUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a lovely location for a museum. The building itself is light and airy. We joined a tour which was absolutely fascinating. We learnt a lot. There is also a brilliant shop and not to be missed is the cafe. Really lovely food!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lisbolton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a free one hour tour starting on the hour that is well worth it. It starts with a 15 minute video that describes the two Nations. Tour guide was informative and interesting. Great gift store too

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Julia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent introduction to Canada's First Nations (indigenous) bands and their often difficult relationship with the Canadian government. Staff is mostly of First Nations individuals so guided tours are a must to maximize the experience and knowledge gained.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Natalie N
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Celia M | Reviewed this property |
We were on an organised tour, however, quite a few of our group walked back to Whistler Village and it didn't take very long. I am sure your hotel or travel agent would be able to assist.
April 29, 2017|
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Response from Jeff J | Reviewed this property |
There is still a movie which is very informative and interesting, but the eagle flight was not part of this presentation. We found the knowledge and thought provoking stories of the guided tour made for a great appreciation... More
August 8, 2016|
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Response from Terjan | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you phone before you go; have no idea of their schedules - well worth a visit