Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

The first ever centre dedicated to the history and culture of local First Nations, The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler is where mountains, rivers and people meet. Built to preserve their culture and share it with others, the building is designed to evoke the longhouses of the Squamish people and the Istken (traditional earthen pit house) of the Lil’wat people with a modern architectural interpretation.

Admission

  • General Admission $18
  • Youth & Student Admission (6-18 years) $5
  • Child Admission (5 and under) Free
  • Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children under 18 years) $42

Location and Hours:

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is located at 4584 Blackcomb Way, adjacent to the Four Seasons Resort Whistler and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler in the Upper Village.

Hours of Operation: Daily from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Highlights

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre celebrates the joint history of the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations, past and present, by showcasing their histories, creative works and cultures in an interactive format. Highlights include:

  • An interpretive centre with interactive cultural experience, permanent and temporary exhibits and demonstrations
  • An outdoor Lil'wat Istken and Squamish Longhouse
  • An interpretive forest walk
  • A craft area with interactive crafts for all ages
  • A theatre showcasing a 15 minute film
  • An archival museum and contemporary gallery
  • A gift shop offering products authentic and unique to the Squamish, Lil'wat, and other First Nations peoples.
  • An indigenous inspired café with a menu inspired by traditional First Nations food and made with local ingredients where possible.

The gift shop and café can be accessed without paying the admission fee to the Centre - making it the perfect place in Whistler to pick up a memorable gift.

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First Nations Feast: May 2 - September 24, 2017

Every Tuesday and Sunday night during summer, enjoy a tour of the award-winning Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and a First Nations BBQ dinner.

Our buffet style feast includes mouth-watering delicacies such as fresh baked bannock, buffalo smokies, cedar plank West Coast salmon with maple glaze and mixed baby greens with blueberry maple vinaigrette.

  Adult Youth 6-12 Child
2017 BBQ Prices $65 $25 Free (Max 3 per family)

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