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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
+1 866-441-7522
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very humbled by the experience had at the cultural centre. I would definately visit again if I was in the area. Great for all ages.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vikj0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful culture center for First Nations, and worth a visit. But I found the exhibits to be fairly limited so don't go expecting it to be a museum experience. I found the admission price to be relatively expensive for what the center...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wingnuts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting First Nation museum with a good overall preview film, interesting exhibits, a nice museum store and a snack bar with very tasty food.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FLDiner101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great tour of the L'il'wat and Squamish Nations cultural Centre. Very informative one hour tour of how these two indigenous nations work together to preserve and protect their land and culture. Really enjoyed the native art of canoes, totems, basket weaving, blankets, etc....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Staff were extremely helpful we had to print greyhound tickets. They printed the tickets for us. Went into the gift shop and purchased a souvenir. Staff were extremely friendly!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn D
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We booked a tour for our group and it was such a good decision. Our tour guide Bill started the tour splitting us into three groups and teaching us the dances of each - Wolf, Raven and Eagle (if I remember correctly). I was surprised...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MossnClover
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We did the tour which was $14 without tax each. The tour runs on the hour. We were given lots of information on the different tribes of people. The history and how their ways are today.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tribe68
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

To learn about the First Nations that have lived on this land for generations from those same First Nations (rather than as curated by the colonizers) is a powerful experience. But don’t worry, you won’t walk away feeling guilty, just better informed. The centre is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank boltuprightCanada
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Anyone who is interested in the fascinating history of 2 of the First Nation people should not miss this venue. The guided tour, including a short film and craft lesson is excellent for all ages. There is a gift shop which offers superb 'presents' at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lesley P
Reviewed October 19, 2018

As part of a senior's group tour of the centre, I enjoyed our tour and particularly our guide, Bill. He was so full of heartwarming stories and beautiful rich information about everything in the centre. We all got to dance to his singing and laugh...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Natalie N
July 25, 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.
April 29, 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
August 8, 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