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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Whistler
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4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
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+1 866-441-7522
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great evening visit, good food & great understanding of the people. Wonderful guide, very recommended experience!

Thank redmanpauline16
Reviewed yesterday

As part of a group travel tour, I visited the Cultural Centre. Frankly, I had low expectations and I was wrong. The building is beautiful. The presentations are excellent and the film is also excellent. I highly recommend taking the time to visit this Cultural...More

Thank Likesfishing
Reviewed yesterday

We visited this museum late in the afternoon and were on the last tour and saw the last film. Very interesting tour in the museum, the film was well presented and we even got to make our own traditional bracelet! We originally looked for this...More

Thank Roy M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a banquet there and the ambiance is great. Many exhibits to see and a sweet gift shop on lower level. Nicely done through out.

Thank Popeyebird
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour guide recommended this on our free time and although a little way out of the village it is well worth a visit. We had a very informative guide who never seemed tired of answering our question. We listened to native song and watched...More

Thank woosterShropshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre knowing nothing about the Squamish and Lil'wat people, and I came away feeling like I learned a lot. The Lil'wat guide provided a low-key but engaging tour, which he began with a traditional song. After watching a...More

Thank Julie R
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your high accolades, Julie R! Our guides are proud to share their culture and stories with our guests; please visit us again soon to learn more from our other ambassadors. All Squamish and Lil'wat Nation Ambassadors share their stories in personal ways,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is yet another one of Whistler's hidden gems. If you're lucky enough to be here for any sort of event, then you're more than lucky. Whatever the event, make sure to arrive early and walk around a bit so you can soak it all...More

Thank Isurehopeso
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your poignant review, Isurehopeso! We are pleased to hear that your visit made a lasting impression for you; please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the Squamish and Lil'Wat people is very present here and the culture centre is run by members of those first nations that have been living for around 7 000 years in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia. The people are very...More

Thank rafu2015
SLCC W, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your 5/5 star rating, rafu2015! We are happy to hear that your cultural experience with our Squamish and Lil'wat Nations earned your high accolades. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came as part of a tour group. We started out by learning the welcome song. It was a fun interactive activity for our crew. Our guide was part of the Lil'wat tribe and did an excellent job sharing the culture. The insight provided for...More

Thank Samsmom1103
Ambassador S, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your thoughtful review, Samsmom1103, we are happy to hear your visit with our Lil'wat Nation Ambassadors was so positive. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our company hosted an event at this location. Interesting to see the art work and hear the stories. The building itself is lovely.

Thank threekidsplustwo
Ambassador S, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your glowing review, threekidsplustwo! We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

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Natalie N
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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.
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vickync2017
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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
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SeattleGal2015
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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
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