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Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre

Visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre for all our family activities, purchase a family pass, which allows you and your family to revisit the centre as often as you like for a whole year. Visit our Salish Workshop and make your own mini drums, paddle necklaces, cedar bracelets and much more!

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler is an authentic Aboriginal Museum and Cultural experience. Engage in crafts, tours and cultural activities for the whole family. The Centre showcases the history, art and heritage of the Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations through drumming performances, guided tours of the museum, interactive, contemporary and outdoor exhibits, craft workshops and a spectacular 15-minute film. 

The Centre is located across from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort in the upper village. Try a variety of indigenous inspired fares in our Café such as our traditional bannock or visit our Gift Shop for authentic Native art.

Mondays are admission by donation.

WHAT YOU CAN DO AT THE CENTRE

Tour the building:
Self-guided or group tours are available. Group tours are hosted by professional Squamish and Lil'wat guides, providing a cultural context for the history, arts, and culture on display at the Centre.

View a multimedia film: A 12-minute film runs every 20 minutes in the 80-seat theatre.

Witness artists working: Artist-in-residence programs feature Salish weaving, heritage canoe carving, and cedar basket weaving.

Explore nature: The Cultural Forest Walk is a nature loop alive with indigenous plants with descriptive signage.

Outdoor Exhibits: Explore the traditional Istken and engage in the Salish Workshop crafts set up in the Longhouse.

Eat at the Café: Taste indigenous food. Take your taste buds on a journey of discovery - savor the flavor of the Nations.

Visit the Giftshop: Purchase cedar baskets, wool weavings, jewelry, carved masks - created by Squamish, Lil'wat, and other First Nations artists.

NEW EXHIBITS

Children's Activity Centre
Located at the end of the Great Hall is our Children's activity zone. Perfect for all ages, guest can loose themselves in their imaginations: play a drum, try on authentic aboriginal regalia, read books and try a craft -- Watch out for the cougar and bear

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