Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) is the first centre of its kind in Canada, located on the shared, traditional territories of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation. Two nations came together to celebrate and share their cultures with the world while creating meaningful employment opportunities for members of both the Sk̲wxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation, Coast Salish) and Líl̓wat7ul (Lil’wat Nation, Interior Salish) Nations. Designed to evoke the form of a Squamish Longhouse and Lil’wat Istken (earthen dwelling), the SLCC embodies the spirit of partnership between two unique Nations who wish to preserve, grow, and share their traditional cultures.

Free Admission for National Day for Truth & Reconciliation on Thursday, September 30, 2021

Fall Lodging from $135 per night* + Free Cultural Passes

Book your stay for 2+ nights with an arrival date between September 1 – November 30, 2021, enter the promo code FALLARTS at checkout and receive 2 free Whistler Cultural Passes valued at $60.

Book online or call 1.800.944.7853 and your Whistler Cultural Passes will be added to your cart with pick up instructions in your confirmation document. Hurry – this offer is valid for a limited time, and only at Whistler.com.

Please note that the Audain Art Museum and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre are closed Monday to Wednesday. Passes are not dated and can be used at any time.

*This offer is valid with minimum two night stays between September 1 – November 30, 2021 only. You must use the promo code FALLARTS to receive the offer. Two free passes provided per booking with additional passes available for purchase. Advertised rate is before tax, based on two adults sharing a room for two nights, and is based on availability and subject to change. Please note that bookings are transacted in Canadian Dollars.


Whistler Cultural Pass – $30 per person

The Whistler Cultural Pass provides access to the Audain Art Museum as well as the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre at a reduced price. Save up to 20% when you purchase tickets as a dual admission pass.

Please note that the Audain Art Museum is closed Monday to Thursday and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is closed Monday to Wednesday. Passes are not dated and can be used at any time.

When to Visit

Weekdays Hours Weekends Hours
Monday Closed Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday 10 AM – 5 PM Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM    
Friday 10 AM – 5 PM    
  • Thunderbird Café open 10 AM – 4 PM, Thursday to Sunday.

General Admission

  • General Admission Adult (26-64) $20
  • General Admission Senior (65+) $17
  • General Admission Young Adult (19-25) $15
  • General Admission Student (13-18) $7
  • General Admission Child (6-12) $5
  • Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children under 18 years) $45

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.

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Highlights

Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for their hourly guided tour experience offered on the hour, every hour, 10 AM – 4 PM daily. Friendly Cultural Ambassadors from both the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations share their culture and knowledge in this immersive cultural centre. The hourly guided tour includes a traditional welcome song, fifteen minute film, exhibit tour, and cedar-rope bracelet making activity. General Admission includes access to the galleries and exhibits throughout the main level (Great Hall) and mezzanine. After the tour guests are encouraged to revisit areas of the museum that piqued their interest.

Other Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre highlights include:

  • Permanent and temporary exhibits from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations
  • Live Demonstrations of weaving, carving, cedar prepping, and other cultural regenerative activities
  • An outdoor Lil'wat Istken (earthen dwelling) and Squamish Longhouse
  • An interpretive forest walk
  • Do you enjoy hands-on activities? Join SLCC Cultural Ambassadors for a one on one lead craft where you make your own medicine bag, dream catcher, drum, and other traditional crafts. Throughout the crafting process, Ambassadors will share the stories and significance of the craft
  • A theatre showcasing a 15 minute film
  • Whistler’s largest first nations gift shop, offering products authentic and unique to the Squamish, Lil'wat, and other First Nations peoples in Canada
  • Thunderbird Café, an indigenous-inspired eatery in the SLCC’s admission-free area
  • The gift shop and Thunderbird café can be accessed without paying the admission fee to the SLCC, making it the perfect place in Whistler to pick up a memorable gift

Location

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is located in the Upper Village at 4584 Blackcomb Way. Limited parking is available onsite; additional parking is available along Blackcomb Way and in the Day Lots.

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*Hours of operation and admission prices subject to change.

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