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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
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

We loved the place but it was expensive to get into. We could afford it but some of our party elected to do something else because of the cost.More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JO C
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, JO C; and thank you for your feedback on museum entry. Our entry prices are aligned with museums in the region, and we strive to maintain a competitive price point to ensure we remain...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018

I was most impressed with the fact that the two nations had come together to create a very impressive museum and center and with the introductory film. The film described how the elders are working to preserve their history and culture and pass it along...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our Centre, marty977; we have noted your feedback on our Ambassadors public speaking and public relations skills. We strive to enhance training at every opportunity, so we will take this into consideration when we begin our next...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Somehow you do not associate a ski resort with a good museum. This interesting design holds a gem of a museum dedicated to the First Nations. The guides transmit their passion for their heritage. The exhibits - canoes, blankets, basketwork are all well displayed Even...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for your positively glowing review, lagoon08! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the bannock, too, how delicious it is!

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited the cultural centre during an excursion to Whistler and are really glad we went. The tour (one starts on the hour every hour) began with a traditional First Nations song performed by the guide followed by a 15min video. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emily H
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Wow, what a lovely review Emily H! Thank you for taking the time to write your glowing review; we are proud of our Centre and the opportunity it provides to share our culture with the world. We're also glad to hear you enjoyed the venison...More

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited the cultural center and had a great time. Wonderful native guides explained their culture and history. Also saw a nicely produced short film on the tribes. The combination of the two brought the story alive. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 185charlesg
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for your exceptional 5/5 review, 185charlesg!

Reviewed August 2, 2018

A bit of culture on our tour. We visited to find out more about the "First Nation" inhabitants and their heritage. Well explained by a very enthusiastic guide.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marcus R
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our Centre, Marcus R! If you have any feedback on what could have earned us two more points in your review - and what would have exceeded your expectations - please do share, we aim to please!

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Amazing museum which I can’t recommend enough. The staff are super friendly and our guide was informative and fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ashley M
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for your glowing 5/5 review, Ashley M!

Reviewed July 31, 2018

We visited back in October 2017 on our honeymoon to Seattle and Vancouver. We greatly appreciated the hospitality from everyone there, and knowledge shared about the Squamish Lil'wat culture. The native food at the cafe was also excellent. We hope to be back the next...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for your glowing 5/5 review, Makiki7!

Reviewed July 28, 2018

I joined one of their tours. The tour guide, a Young woman, was very good at explaining the First Nation traditions, customs and gave us an example of their music. Very good.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jørn S
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for your glowing 5/5 review, Jørn S!

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Make sure you catch a tour guide or will be totally lost. There is a film to watch at the beginning and then taken through the centre. We made a wrist band from cedar at the end of our session. A little over priced for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for your 4/5 review, heff2078; we highly encourage all visitors to join a Cultural Ambassador for a guided tour at the top of the hour every hour, 10am - 4pm. We're happy to hear you did just that, and we appreciate your feedback...More

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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.
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vickync2017
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
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SeattleGal2015
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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
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