Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler

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Visit Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre for a look into the heritage and history of the First Nations in the area. The center is dedicated to preserving the culture of Squamish and Lil’wat indigenous people, and highlighting their distinctions and shared practices. On a guided tour, accompanied by a First Nations cultural ambassador, you’ll visit an authentic building that combines Squamish longhouse and Lil’wat pit house styles, while the guide imparts interesting stories and facts. See traditional performances, view local art and relics, sample indigenous food, attend workshops, and enjoy the scenic mountain views. Take a look at our Whistler trip builder tool to schedule your visit to Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The cultural centre provided a great insight into the history of the First Nations people in the Whistler region and the tour guides were able to provide plenty of information that added to the displa...  more »
  • The First Nations Museum is housed in a simply stunning building designed "to evoke the form of a Squamish Longhouse and Lil'wat Iskken (earthen dwelling)" on the corner of Lorimer Road and Blackcomb ...  more »
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  • incredibly detailed museum of two fascinating living cultural heritages. it's got handmade traditional regalia, rope making techniques, multiple types of canoes and spirit poles and more. the cafe has some delicious snacks, and the store is full of unique designs for their goods. staff is super friendly, patient, and very proud to explain any questions you might have about their history and cultures. perhaps the only downside is that the cafe closes early, so be sure to get there earlier in the day if you want to treat yourself!
  • Wonderful experience, beautiful song, stories and interactive elements. Highly recommend the tour and talking with the people working there. We were gifted the story of one young man's personal history with the beautifully created doors to the space.
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