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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

4584 Blackcomb Way | Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 | Official website
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Photo info
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 3.5 (3.7)
Value: 3.5 (3.5)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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This cultural center pays tribute to the region's two First Nations native tribes, the Squamish Nation and the Lil'wat Nation. Through artwork and interactive exhibits, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is meant to represent the melting pot of the two tribal cultures. Upon entering, visitors are greeted with a song, escorted around the site on a guided tour and invited to watch a film highlighting the First Nations history and their territory surrounding the cultural center. You'll even be encouraged to immerse yourself in the culture by making traditional crafts. What's more, on-site ambassadors who are part of the Squamish or Lil'wat nations will regale you with captivating stories about the legends, ceremonies and songs of their people.

Many a visitor had positive things to say about this unique Whistler offering, noting the knowledgeable guides and enlightening displays. One TripAdvisor user called it a very worthwhile visit, adding: "Be sure and go on the guided tour, watch the film and visit the gift shop for lovely items."

You'll find the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in the Upper Village in northern Whistler. The site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter and daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. mid-April through mid-October. Admission costs $8 CAD for children 6 to 12 years old, $13.50 CAD for students and seniors and $18 CAD for adults (prices are roughly the same in U.S. dollars). For more information, visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre website.

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