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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
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+1 866-441-7522
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I attended the museum on a quiet afternoon and was the only one there for the tour - and they ran a tour for me anyways! The guide, Travis, was incredibly knowledgeable. The displays are beautiful and the gift shop of hand made items is...More

Thank Karla K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum documents the cultures of two neighboring tribes, the Squamish and the Lil’wat peoples who both live in the Whistler area. The collection is small but very well displayed. Every hour excellent native guides will take you through the museum and explain some of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great introduction to the First People tribes that inhabited the Whistler area. 18$ admission for adults included a 15 min. introductory film and a guided tour. The guide (Bill...can't pronounce or spell his Lil'wat name) was superb! Answered all questions thoughtfully. Hands...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to spend a couple of hours. Arrive just before the hour so you can start with their hour long tour, best way to see and understand the history presented. Good hands on options if you have kids with you.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Show your respect for this majestic land by learning about its people. My son, who didn't even think there were native people in Whistler, (If that isn't inspiration to get away from the ski crowds I don't know what is!) enjoyed the video and tour....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were in Whistler for a month skiing but due to the variable conditions we visited the museum and took the tour with redmond? we found it very interesting although the museum is not crammed with exhibits with the tour you do become immersed in...More

Thank Gordon C
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

If you are in Whistler you shoud spend some tome to learn about Squamish Lil'wat - the first people. Squamish Lil'wat center is a great place to start. I would go there first and then visit art museum in Whistler. I like the that they...More

Thank id M
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

99.9% of visitors to Whistler do not know the origin of the area (IMO). Took time to visit this center and really glad I did. Am somewhat familiar with First Nations history by often visiting the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. This one was specific...More

Thank Darlene M
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Beautiful museum, tour guide had some interesting facts and good sense of humor (Bill). They have fun crafts to do if you choose to do some. Quick walk from the Fairmont.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Very enjoyable tour and what a credit to the local 1st Nations form Lil Wate and Sqarmish people. Great to see them moving forward whilst treasuring their past.

Thank chris p
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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
August 9, 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
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