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Thunderbird Cafe

Cafe, Canadian, Native American
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4584 Blackcomb Way | Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-964-0990
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Toronto, Canada
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1,314 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This restaurant specializes in fast food with an indigenous touch. The ambience is pleasant, and the products available for sale look inviting. I had some tasty coffee and a luscious Nanaimo bar. Recommended.

Thank operalover939
Vancouver, Canada
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I'm so glad I chose the Thunderbird Cafe in the Lil'wat Cultural Centre for lunch in Whistler. Away from the summer heat, I enjoyed the Bannock Taco and wow! It was amazing. Great service in a neat setting, too!

Thank irisho_10
Seattle WA
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I enjoy quality food ingredients and this little cafe offers just that. They have a small but varied menu with local and First Nations cultural inspiration. They are friendly, generous, quality, clean, and reasonable. I'd love to go again, but we were only in Canada for a short visit. I loved the berry iced tea because it had wonderful natural... More 

Thank suelynnie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Good service and lovely food and coffee especially the salmon although others were saying the chilli was very good too.

Thank Emma W
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We had sampled First Nation food and it was absolutely delicious! Simple and basic but very tasty particularly the Bison Sausages.

Thank Fletch2014
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141 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Not much seating for this popular cafe in an interesting museum. The food is freshly cooked and good value, Salmon and Corn Chowder or Venison Chilli both with bannock bread being examples. The bannock to me seemed more like what we would call a doughnut (minus the sugar) in England!

Thank ZebraLindsey
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Great value food, lovely location in the cultural centre (though you can visit the cafe anyway). Food was good quality with some real healthy options.

Thank RPB1978
Rivers Inlet, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

The food was made quickly and it was delicious. We also pre-ordered a dessert platter - the berry crumble bars were to die for. I would highly recommend staying here for lunch when you visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center!

Thank Winnie T
Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Situated in the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler this little gem of a café is well worth visiting. Not a huge range on their menu but quite a variety all the same - we tried the Salmon Chowder which was very tasty, and the Indian tacos - Venison chilli served over a flatbread - very yumm! People at the... More 

Thank Janine H
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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113 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

After touring the Cultural Centre we ate at this cafe. The welcome was very warm. We ordered venison chilli which was the best we have ever had served with hot batter like bread and all for €9

Thank Karen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$12
Cafe, Canadian, Native American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4584 Blackcomb Way | Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
  • Phone Number: +1 604-964-0990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?