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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 1 week ago

Staff were extremely helpful we had to print greyhound tickets. They printed the tickets for us. Went into the gift shop and purchased a souvenir. Staff were extremely friendly!

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour for our group and it was such a good decision. Our tour guide Bill started the tour splitting us into three groups and teaching us the dances of each - Wolf, Raven and Eagle (if I remember correctly). I was surprised...More

Thank MossnClover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the tour which was $14 without tax each. The tour runs on the hour. We were given lots of information on the different tribes of people. The history and how their ways are today.

Thank tribe68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To learn about the First Nations that have lived on this land for generations from those same First Nations (rather than as curated by the colonizers) is a powerful experience. But don’t worry, you won’t walk away feeling guilty, just better informed. The centre is...More

Thank boltuprightCanada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone who is interested in the fascinating history of 2 of the First Nation people should not miss this venue. The guided tour, including a short film and craft lesson is excellent for all ages. There is a gift shop which offers superb 'presents' at...More

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of a senior's group tour of the centre, I enjoyed our tour and particularly our guide, Bill. He was so full of heartwarming stories and beautiful rich information about everything in the centre. We all got to dance to his singing and laugh...More

Thank langpeggy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Cultural Centre during my visit to Whistler, as a "rainy day" activity and am glad that I did. The first nations guide for the tour did an excellent job of introducing us to the different aspects of the Lil'Wat and Squamish nations...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This is a must for any traveler with genuine interests in history and culture. The center is informative and welcoming. The gift shop is brilliant with heaps of local artifacts small light weight items that are easy to carry home.

Thank kmaclean12
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a wonderful place to visit giving on an insite into how this culture evolved ., Guided tours each hour is best way to look at everything.. The guides give you all the information and readily answer any questions you have. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Thank JJ E
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The staff were so informative and knowledgeable about the history. The First Nations people are fully involved in the running of the centre.

Thank Alison B
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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