We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Whistler Snowshoe Tour with Entrance to Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre
More Info
and up
Whistler Mountains and Adventures Tour Including Admission to Scandinave Spa
More Info
and up
Whistler Small-Group Day Trip from Vancouver
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“first nations” (130 reviews)
“guided tour” (92 reviews)
“gift shop” (65 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
Write a Review
Reviews (743)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 700 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent museum with guided tour and hands on experience explaining the culture and history of the Squamish and L'il Wat nations. Great place also to pur hase souvenirs and gifts

Thank Corma M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very interesting and informative afternoon was spent here. There's an initial 15 minute movie explaining the fundamentals of both these First Nation cultures. Our host then gave us a guided tour of some of the main exhibits. She related the exhibits to her own...More

Thank MattandJen2011
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fantastic museum celebrating and explaining First Nations culture A must if you visit Whistler Great coffee shop and gift shop too Allow time to do the outside activities too

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bill provided an excellent and insightful overview of Squamish and Lil'wat culture. Museum of artefacts excellent as was the gift shop. A must see!

1  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to the cultural centre began with a dance, talk and guided tour of the artworks and costumes on display. A fantastic dinner provided and we enjoyed dancing and singing by first nations people in amazing constumes. This is a wonderful insight into the...More

1  Thank 918MaryH918
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned a lot about the First Nation people who lived in the Whistler mountain area. You get a private tour. There are artifacts from the tribes in this museum.

Thank DanasTrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum telling the story of the First Nation people of the area. Try and catch a guided tour for the best information.

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On holiday in Whistler. Went on the guided tour. Beth Milton took us round and gave us a very good overall impression of the Squamish and Lilwat people. A member of staff sang a traditional song and there was also a very good opening film....More

Thank coullkay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aboriginal museum has a lot of interesting content. However, to get the most out of it you really need to do one of the free tours that they offer at the top of every hour. Each guide has a very different take on their...More

Thank joellettie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really good visit at the centre. Our host, Beth Milton was very knowledgeable and spoke very clearly on the subjects she was describing. There were lots of things to see and learn about. We all enjoyed the cedar bark rope making as...More

Thank lenglet722
Nearby Restaurants
Portobello Market & Fresh Bakery
445 reviews
.22 km away
Caramba Restaurant
774 reviews
.56 km away
The Wildflower
336 reviews
.25 km away
470 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Audain Art Museum
173 reviews
.48 km away
Whistler Olympic Plaza
293 reviews
.53 km away
Whistler Museum
81 reviews
.63 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Natalie N
July 25, 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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 9, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Terjan | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you phone before you go; have no idea of their schedules - well worth a visit