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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

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The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is a three-storey, 30,400-square foot award-winning First Nations tourism facility. Guests are offered a guided tour from a local First Nation cultural ambassador who share their knowledge and stories while...more
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4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went for the dinner and performance which also included a guided tour at the end. What can I say except “You have to go” everything was great, the food was good, performance was excellent people were lovely

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 680triciap
Reviewed 4 days ago

A visit to Whistler would not be complete without visiting the Cultural Centre. Great stories, artefacts and films tell the history of the region, past and present. The Squarmish and Lil'wat tribes have protected and nurtured the lands held sacred to them, take the tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stevecox803
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were well received and did a guided tour with a very pleasant young man however were the only members of the" group" and found the exhibition a little disappointing. This may well change as other items are added and on a wet or rainy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Moores
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family really enjoyed this facility. You receive an hour-long tour where you watch a short movie, witness traditional singing and learn to make a cedar bark bracelet. Then you can spend as much time as you like looking at all the artifacts. The history...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank doc2rlisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great opportunity to learn something about the Squamish people. Before my visit in Whistler I knew nothing about them. Visiting the Center has helped me to learn about Squamish culture, history and present day. This center is not big but consists an essence...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank romanpiekosz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art, the information, the food and the gift shop are all worth the visit. Even better are the outdoor exhibits and the relaxed atmosphere for exploring with children. I have been here several times and the experience has always been positive and enlightening.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UnravelRolen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered here from the village, and spent just under two hours exploring the exhibits. Our two young children liked a few of the hands on activities (ex drums, a canoe to sit in), but there wasn’t quite as much for them to do as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank crystalm7777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The First Nations Feast is spectacular and we can’t recommend it enough. The night gives you some time to look through the museum plus have dinner and there are performances from local first nations people. The food is fresh, high quality ingredients and really tasty...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WickedWanderers
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your glowing review, WickedWanderers! Huy Chexw (thank you) Squamish Language Kukw`stumc`kalap (Thank-you all) Lil’wat Language :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Twice a week there is a delicious buffet dinner IN the museum with native dances as entertainment while you eat. The service is great, the First Nation hosts are friendly and informative. It is a very special experience to be in this beautiful museum with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank toujoursenroute
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our time here and would like to return as we were on a schedule with a tour and could easily have spent another hour or two there. Our First Nstion guide was excellent and I feel I learned a lot in a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Natalie N
25 July 2017|
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Response from Celia M | Reviewed this property |
We were on an organised tour, however, quite a few of our group walked back to Whistler Village and it didn't take very long. I am sure your hotel or travel agent would be able to assist.
29 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff J | Reviewed this property |
There is still a movie which is very informative and interesting, but the eagle flight was not part of this presentation. We found the knowledge and thought provoking stories of the guided tour made for a great appreciation... More
8 August 2016|
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Response from Terjan | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you phone before you go; have no idea of their schedules - well worth a visit