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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
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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 visiting the many displays and artifacts on display. Guests enjoy a cultural performance of drums and song as well as the chance to learn, hands-on, an indigenous craft. The facility is designed to evoke a traditional Squamish longhouse and a Lil'wat Istken (pit house) and is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. Designed to preserve and renew local First Nations' cultures and to share these living cultures with the world; the experience includes Class A museum space to house rare artifacts, a gift gallery, a cafe and an 80 seat HD theatre.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An interesting insight into the culture of this First Nations group. After a traditional welcome we were shown into a traditional wooden half-underground house and given a fascinating description of the traditional way of life which included the making of canoes, clothes, baskets etc. Included...More

Thank Joan0452013
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very boring, only went there as it was part of the tour group. Food was good there through and toilets were clean.

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you really love this stuff you should skip it. There are just too many other better options and activities in this town.

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 1 week ago

loved the bannock and chili, and was more than happy to combine the cultural aspects. Enjoyed making the woven cedar bracelet and was delighted to share the experience with my grandsons.

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the center which is not far from downtown Whistler. The docents were natives that knew the culture. This place is very well done and informative. It looks rather new and modern. It has a cafe that has excellent chowder and a brownie...More

1  Thank judy r
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was much more interesting than we expected. This was because the guided tour offered as part of the admission price was so good and really brought the exhibits and life of the First Nations people to life. Our tour was led by Beth. There's...More

2  Thank Susanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre two years ago, and recalled that visit so fondly that we went again. It is a wonderful place with excellent exhibits and many beautiful things (especially the weaving). It is a wonderful place to learn about First Nations...More

2  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This First Nations cultural centre/museum is set in a beautiful building and houses some interesting pieces but it is short on substance and needs more exhibits as you were always feeling the desire to know much more. There is a tour with a reasonably good...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see for anyone who would like to gain an understanding of the rich and deep cultural roots of the area. Get past the hype and lights of current day Whistler and catch a glimpse of life in tune with the natural surroundings. The...More

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I've visited, first was 5 years ago. The tour was very informative and had a blast making a bracelet out of cedar root. Worth the time and money if you're in Whistler.

Thank Douglas B
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Natalie N
25 July 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.
29 April 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
8 August 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