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“Definitely worth a visit - the cafe is a must”

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 visiting the many displays and artifacts on display. Guests enjoy a cultural performance of drums and song as well as the chance to learn, hands-on, an indigenous craft. The facility is designed to evoke a traditional Squamish longhouse and a Lil'wat Istken (pit house) and is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. Designed to preserve and renew local First Nations' cultures and to share these living cultures with the world; the experience includes Class A museum space to house rare artifacts, a gift gallery, a cafe and an 80 seat HD theatre.
Reviewed January 5, 2012

We were lucky to time our visit with one of the tours that are offered. Our guide - Thunder - was really good and as expected very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the visits to the two dwellings outside and trying to imagine so many people living in them. For our sons the highlight of the tour was trying the various drums and animal skins.
At the end of the tour we lunched at the cafe in the centre. This was excellent. Between us we tried a seafood soup, salmon bannock and Indian taco. These were really good, particularly the bannocks.
The gift shop is also good with many quality souvenirs.
If you are in Whistler and want to understand how the original inhabitants lived in this beautiful part of the world we recommend that you visit the centre.

Thank Snorlaxxl
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Great experience and lots of interesting information on the local native culture. A must do for both locals and tourists.

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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Definitely worth stopping off at.You can even try a bungee jump if you are up for it. Waterfalls are splendid.

Thank holidays4all
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

Enjoyed our trip to the cultural center. They have very informative exhibits. We were with our little ones so we did not see the movie or take part in the tour. Great option for adults or children of most ages.

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Reviewed December 24, 2011

We had a great tour guide who was related to several of the people shown in the museum and showed a genuine interest in the history of the Squamish and Lil'wat people. It was also good value as the entrance fee was donation only - so you could choose what to pay.

Thank Spuriosity
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