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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 July 23, 2018 via mobile

The museum is near the centre of Whistler. It is beautifully laid out and gives a great insight into the life of the two nations. The guides are from the nations and you even get to do a little craft work. Outside there is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ARG191
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review, ARG191! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience in visiting our centre; please visit us again soon!

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

While we were disappointed at the limited amount of exhibits and actual artifacts, we found the movie and the overall experience worth the visit. You don’t need to allocate much more than an hour plus time to eat in the cafe and browse in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bronxsaul
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our centre, Saul K. While we continue to develop our permanent collection of artifacts, and we thank you for your feedback on this regard, we are proud to hear that your overall experience was enlightening. Please visit...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Great evening visit, good food & great understanding of the people. Wonderful guide, very recommended experience!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank redmanpauline16
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for your high accolades, redmanpauline16! Our guides are proud to share their culture and stories with our guests, we are happy to have earned your recommendation!

Reviewed July 19, 2018

As part of a group travel tour, I visited the Cultural Centre. Frankly, I had low expectations and I was wrong. The building is beautiful. The presentations are excellent and the film is also excellent. I highly recommend taking the time to visit this Cultural...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 July 24, 2018

Thank you for your 5/5 rating, Likesfishing! We are proud to have exceeded your expectations, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Reviewed July 19, 2018

We visited this museum late in the afternoon and were on the last tour and saw the last film. Very interesting tour in the museum, the film was well presented and we even got to make our own traditional bracelet! We originally looked for this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Roy M
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for your 4/5 star rating, Roy M! We thank you for visiting our Nations' cultural centre and taking the time to review your experience. If you have any feedback on how we could earn a fifth star please share, we aim to please!

Reviewed July 18, 2018

We had a banquet there and the ambiance is great. Many exhibits to see and a sweet gift shop on lower level. Nicely done through out.

Date of experience: July 2018
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SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for your 4/5 star rating, Popeyebird! We thank you for visiting our Nations' cultural centre and taking the time to review your experience. If you have any feedback on how we could earn a fifth star please share, we aim to please!

Reviewed July 18, 2018

Our tour guide recommended this on our free time and although a little way out of the village it is well worth a visit. We had a very informative guide who never seemed tired of answering our question. We listened to native song and watched...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 July 24, 2018

Thank you for your glowing review, woosterShropshire! We are proud to have provided such a positive experience for your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back to our Nations' cultural centre in the near future!

Reviewed July 13, 2018

I went to the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre knowing nothing about the Squamish and Lil'wat people, and I came away feeling like I learned a lot. The Lil'wat guide provided a low-key but engaging tour, which he began with a traditional song. After watching a...More

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

Thank you for your high accolades, Julie R! Our guides are proud to share their culture and stories with our guests; please visit us again soon to learn more from our other ambassadors. All Squamish and Lil'wat Nation Ambassadors share their stories in personal ways,...More

Reviewed July 10, 2018

This is yet another one of Whistler's hidden gems. If you're lucky enough to be here for any sort of event, then you're more than lucky. Whatever the event, make sure to arrive early and walk around a bit so you can soak it all...More

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

Thank you for your poignant review, Isurehopeso! We are pleased to hear that your visit made a lasting impression for you; please visit us again soon!

Reviewed July 5, 2018

The history of the Squamish and Lil'Wat people is very present here and the culture centre is run by members of those first nations that have been living for around 7 000 years in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia. The people are very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rafu2015
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Thank you for your 5/5 star rating, rafu2015! We are happy to hear that your cultural experience with our Squamish and Lil'wat Nations earned your high accolades. Please visit us again soon!

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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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