Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is a three-story, 30,400-square foot award-winning cultural centre designed to blend the traditional Squamish Longhouse with the Lil'wat Istken. Cultural Ambassadors share their knowledge and stories with guests, augmenting the information shared throughout the centre's curated collection of artifacts and contemporary pieces. Traditional drum songs are shared at the top of each hour. The facility is designed to evoke a traditional Squamish longhouse and a Lil'wat Istken (pit house) and is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. This thriving cultural centre shares meaningful experiences, educating all, and lifts their two distinct cultures.
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Jun. 2022 • Couples
Well, where do we start. Simply an outstanding educational facility.
From the dugout canoe being build on the forecourt, the guided tour inside and the exhibits everything was just about a perfect experience A real education into the culture and history of the Squamish and Lilwat First Nations.

A must for any visitor to Whistler.
Written June 18, 2022
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timonntour
Chesapeake, VA490 contributions
May 2022
Take the time to see how the local native tribes have saved much of their history. Amazing displays and video presentations. Great gift shop
Written June 1, 2022
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KBofLB
Littleborough, UK502 contributions
May 2022
The timetable of the Rocky Mountaineer train allowed a full afternoon in Whistler. The Cultural Centre gave an excellent insight into the history and culture of the local First Nation. We joined a guided tour (and introductory video) which enabled us to then benefit from more detailed examination of the exhibits at our own pace.
The exhibits are well presented in a light and airy building.
Highly recommended for anyone staying in or passing through Whistler.
Written May 29, 2022
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Oz6215
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Mar. 2022
A wonderful presentation of first nations culture. I found it most interesting and a great insight to their culture and the hardship they had to endure to survive.
Written March 19, 2022
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Craig A
North Atlanta, Georgia, United States630 contributions
Mar. 2022
My wife's company held a dinner here. Very nice building with nice gift shop and much of the Squamish cultural history.
Written March 15, 2022
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abien
Bellevue, WA121 contributions
Oct. 2021
Just happened to arrive at the top of the hour and joined the tour. Especially liked the personal storytelling. After a delicious lunch in the cafe (salmon chowder and bannock taco) went back to see the parts we skipped during the tour. Appreciated the exhibit on residential schools.
Written November 3, 2021
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Lorraine H
Montreal, Canada123 contributions
Oct. 2021
I stopped by for taxi information and a quick lunch. Very clean and beautiful facilities. Service at the information desk and cafe was very friendly.
Written October 26, 2021
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wardgarner
Castro Valley, CA565 contributions
Oct. 2021
This was a very good experience for us. Our guide is from the Lil'wat tribe. He was so proud of the work that his father did, and there were things that his father had carved, in the Centre, He has learned some of the carving traditions. His first hand experiences made the tour that much more interesting. The movie that is shown was very well done. This is worth the 60-90 minutes that you will spend.
Written October 6, 2021
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Murray C
Campbell River, Canada136 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
The strength of this visit is based upon taking the guided tour which lasts about an hour and includes a traditional drum song, video presentation and short tour. The sincerity of the 2 young ladies who led the tour is not to be understated and they were knowledgeable and sincere in their overview of traditional ways. Still, the impressive structure has only a few exhibits and the outer buildings are not very authentic for the period. I’ve visited a fair number of exhibits throughout the province and Vancouver Island so at best average. We did stay for lunch and ordered the chowder and bannock. Excellent and filling
Written August 26, 2021
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D C
Calgary55 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
We stumbled on the cultural centre in Whistler and what a pleasant surprise! We enjoyed a very informative tour from our energetic guide David And learned something new about the Squamish and Lil’wat first nations, their history, culture and traditional territory. Enjoy some tasty bannock for lunch at the cafe in the cultural centre.
Written August 23, 2021
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  • Tue - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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