First Nations

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

Skunk Cabbage: Weed or Whistler Hero?

Is it a swampy weed or an icon of Whistler Culture? The debate has been raging (kinda) for decades so Whistler's top scientist Leslie Anthony brings us all up to speed on the Skunk Cabbage.

Whistler Art Galleries: Bringing the World to Whistler

Life imitates art and in Whistler, life is good. Whistler's art galleries are world class and the scene grows stronger with each passing year.

Spirit Within Festival Brings Indigenous Music to Whistler

The second annual Spirit Within Festival takes place September 26-29, 2013 at Whistler's Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre and Aboriginal musicians will play a prominent role in sharing, appreciating and evolving the culture of local First Nations.

New Exhibits Unveiled at Whistler’s Native Cultural Centre

A few words with master carver Xwalacktun about the new Spirits Within Carving Project on display at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

Good times eh? Whistler’s Canadian Experiences

Being Canadian is all about good times, great wide open spaces, snow, ice and deep fried pastries. Check out Whistler's great Canadian experiences and get a real taste of the Great White North.

Whistler’s Inaugural Spirit Within Festival

Learn about the original Sea to Sky locals at the The Spirit Within Festival, Whistler's inaugural celebration of First Nations Culture.

Lil’wat Nation & Culturally Modified Trees

The Coast Mountains have big mountains, but they also have some of the most impressive trees on the planet. Local Native peoples have been protecting and using these forests for generations and now their "culturally modified trees" may play a role in heritage and environmental conservation.

How To Build a Whistler Inukshuk

Traditionally found in the far north, the Inukshuk is fast becoming a Whistler icon. Learn the history and how to build your own.
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