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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an interesting way to learn about two of the indigenous tribes that live in the Whistler area. You get a real understanding of how they lived in the past and also how they are teaching their children now to understand and appreciate their...More

Thank wprawlings
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The guided tour begins with a traditional song, followed by a fascinating movie that sheds much light on the 2 nations who have joined forces to operate this excellent facility. The guided tour that follows is also very informative and delivered in a light and...More

Thank Ginette P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Squamish Lilwat cultural centre provides visitors with a deeper understanding of the lives and cultural of Canada’s western native people. In addition to very interesting commentary provided from our tour guide, the centre is well setup with artefacts and displays. On display there were...More

Thank PaulnGail B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well worth spending some hours. It is well laid out and has some fascinating displays of native Canadian culture. Staffed by knowledgeable indigenous people who obviously have pride in their story.

Thank brissie16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we first saw a movie about how they make there boats and baskets from trees they don't take all the bark as this would not help the tree, how they choose the different berries ect

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited and did the tour both around the cultural centre and outside in the nearby wood. The guide was William and it is the most interesting visit I did in the whole of my trip to Canada. Such a rich cultural First Nation the...More

Thank MartaPalomares
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was excellent but the length of the tour and the opportunity to chat was a bit limited. An hour is not enough for some folk i.e. me. There are better museums in the world and better cultural centres but the visit was nonetheless,...More

Thank Kill0ch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had a beautiful intro film about the Squamish and Lil'wat tribes. It had lovely scenery. We had a guided tour that was very informative. The guide seemed very knowledgeable and answered my questions. We enjoyed our tour.

Thank hendricksonk14
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your glowing 5/5 review, hendrickson14!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cultural centre is a great place to learn about the First Nations in the Whistler area. Join the hourly tour to get the most out of your visit. Your guide will provide a huge amount of information and insight into the daily lives and...More

Thank bernadette316
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful 5/5 review, bernadette316!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first real in depth look at the First Nations people. It was very well set out and clearly explained. It was also very modern and clean and professional. Lovely big building and not many people there so it was easy to navigate

Thank Bob C
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review, Bob C; we are proud to have created such a positive experience for you! Please do share any tips you may have for us to earn a 5/5 review from you!

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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