First Nations

The culture of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations has deep roots in these mountains. Stop, look, listen.

The Insider’s Guide to Planning your DIY Retreat in Whistler

Fall is a season for slowing down and making time for self care (until the mountain opens anyways!). Plan your own retreat in Whistler with this handy guide.

People, Places & Paths: Exploring the Cultural Connector in Whistler

Time to slow down and appreciate the little things - explore Whistler's Cultural Connector with Dee Raffo.

The Peoples’ History of Whistler 1: Beginnings

As Canada celebrates it’s 150th anniversary this summer, The Insider takes a look at Whistler’s local history in a three part series.

Change and Growth: Whistler Celebrates National Aboriginal Day June 21

When the summer solstice comes around, it’s time to honour the original locals of the Whistler area with a day of traditional celebrations led by the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations.

Hands-on Culture: Learning from the Squamish and Lil’wat People

Weaving and drum-making workshops are more than creative exercises – they are a way to connect with First Nations culture in an intimate setting, with plenty of time for questions.

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre: Stories and Sharing

The Insider visits the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre to learn about the latest exhibition, Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools from junior curator, Alison Pascal.

More Than Pictures on a Wall: Whistler’s Audain Art Museum

The Insider has plenty of reasons to be stoked that the Audain Art Museum is open.

Guide to Arts and Crafts, Whistler-style

Seeking balance in your life? The hands-on arts scene in Whistler means you can work on your creativity as well as carving turns this winter.

Whistler’s Newest Guided Hike: The Medicine Trail

Moss tea? Traditional uses for spiky devil's club plants. The new Medicine Trail hike mixes rainforest serenity with traditional wisdom.

Canada Day in Whistler: What makes a Canadian?

How to Canadian is Whistler going to get this Canada Day? Well, you can eat poutine and drink beer while listening to an orchestra belt out the National Anthem then have a snowball fight while on a bear viewing tour. So that's pretty good, eh bud?

Raptors, Arrowheads & History: National Aboriginal Day in Whistler

The official first day of summer, June 21, is also Canada's National Aboriginal Day. Check out the celebrations at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and kick it with some original Whistler-area locals.
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