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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 October 30, 2012

There were very interesting displays here! Spend some time reading and looking at the various artifacts. The presentation of historical artifacts and the guided tour were very well done. Try some delicious warm bannock and make a bracelet from cedar. The longhouse was closed when we attended, but we will return to see it !!!

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

So how do you build a canoe? You can find out here. There are a lot of holes in the exhibits--no information about dwellings, for instance--but they make up for it by explaining how things were made and displaying the tools. The building is beautiful with soaring windows and totems.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Entered when they were having morning circle which was a treat! Staff was very friendly. Well laid out, educational, and beautiful exhibits. Could have stayed another hour.

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

This centre gave us a really good insight into the First Nations of the area. There are escorted tours beginning with a welcome song and finishing with a craft experience, we made cedar bark bracelets. It is a beautiful new building, very clean and full of artwork and artefacts.
You can walk round on your own and also visit the shop and cafe. We had a tasty bowl of salmon chowder.
The only problem is that you have to park on the central car parks - lot 4 is best. This was a problem for us as we went straight there when we arrived and did not know the area. There is a drop off point and a couple of disabled spots but everyone else has to take the short walk.

Thank ChesterWP
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We came with a group and had breakfast here at 8am which was quite good, no shortage of food.
Our guide was very interesting and well informed. (The best part wa swhen we were all designated as whales, wolves and eagles and got to participate in a dance with the movements and the sounds - have not laughed so much as myself and others for ages!)
We were on a fairly tight group timeframe but still left the Centre with more information than we expected and a better understanding of how the Squamish people had lived and fitted in to current modern life. Very interesting and well worth a guided visit.

Thank Kerry1G
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