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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
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US$170,15*
and up
Whistler Mountains and Adventures Tour Including...
Ranked #7 of 57 things to do in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
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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 28 June 2018

Our company hosted an event at this location. Interesting to see the art work and hear the stories. The building itself is lovely.

Thank threekidsplustwo
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Ambassador S, Public Relations Manager at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for your glowing review, threekidsplustwo! We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

It’s not always you get up close and personal with relics from the past and most importantly, we had a very good guide who was both interesting and could capture the attention of the young ones. Rather small but the exhibits aren’t something that you could find elsewhere.

Thank Timothy L
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We did this centre as part of a tour group but I would say its one of the better ones I have seen .Story was informative and interesting and good to see the younger generation sharing the stories of their ancestors

Thank deewubleu
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

This was very informative and engaging. The building is beautiful and the staff are welcoming and informed. We watched the video in the theatre and took the tour and also talked to some of the artists working in the centre. It was interesting and inspiring. The cafe was very good too.

Thank CalgaryBuffalo
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Very interesting learning about the First Nation. I recommend that you take the guided tour. Lots of lovely First Nation gifts to take home and a very good cafe / restaurant.

Thank JaneThePain
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