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.
Friendly Cultural Ambassadors from both the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations share their culture and knowledge in this immersive cultural centre. General Admission includes access to the galleries and exhibits throughout the main level (Great Hall) and mezzanine. While our hourly guided tours have been cancelled until further notice, traditional hand drum songs will still be shared at the top of every hour (10am - 4pm) for guests to enjoy.
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.
A Night at the Museum
Every Friday and Saturday from July 10 – September 5, 2020
A Night at the Museum offers extended hours of operation on Friday and Saturday evenings where guests can explore the museum and Gift Shop until 9 PM while the Thunderbird Cafe remains open for dine in or take-out dinner options until 8 PM.
The Northwest Coast inspired menu includes Barbecued Elk Hot Dog on a Bannock Bun, Kuterra Salmon served on Rootdown Organics fresh greens, Cheesy Bannock, Bannock Tacos, Charcuterie featuring Cured Game Meat and Bannock Crostinis. Beer and wine are available for purchase with dinner (dine in only).
A Night at the Museum Admission
Evening admission includes extended access to the museum and galleries until 9 PM. Additional offerings include dinner and drinks from the Thunderbird Cafe until 8 PM (not included in admission) and shopping in the Gift Shop until 9 PM.
First Nations Winter Feast
Thursday evenings from December 17, 2020 – March 25, 2021 (excluding Dec 30 & Jan 21)
Join the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for a night at the museum dining experience. Located in Whistler’s Upper Village, the SLCC hosts a First Nations Winter Feast on Sundays and Thursdays that blends culinary journey and cultural sharing. Enjoy a delicious Indigenous-inspired feast as Nation members share their culture through regalia, storytelling, music and dance.
The menu includes two winter-centric salads, four hearty protein mains, and a seasonal apple and pear crumble for dessert. Highlights include a Three Sisters salad of roasted root vegetables, cedar-roasted salmon paired with lemon-infused maple butter, and an alder-smoked bison brisket. Veg-forward and gluten free options are abound, making this a feast suitable for all diets.
To learn more about Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation, an optional guided tour lead by Cultural Ambassadors starts at 5:30 PM and highlights the museum’s treasures, including their newest exhibit, AMBASSADORS.
This experience is offered on Thursdays (excluding December 30 & January 21). Doors open at 5:15 PM with an optional guided tour starting promptly at 5:30 PM. Please arrive by 6 PM at the very latest, entry after 6:20 PM will not be permitted.
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.
*Hours of operation and admission prices subject to change.