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We are open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm (Closed Monday)

Tuesday November 29 – Museum, Gift Shop open, however the Thunderbird Cafe will be closed.

For updates on closures visit: slcc.ca/visit

Online Shopping is available at slcc.ca/shop
For up-to-date hours and closures please visit slcc.ca/visit

SLCC is a proud member of the
Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada 

Remote conversations with Squamish Nation & Lil’wat Nation Influencers

Unable to make it to Whistler? Explore our Cultural Centre virtually:

Tour

Take a Tour

Friendly Cultural Ambassadors from both the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations provide guided tour experiences on the hour, every hour, 10am – 4pm.

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Events at the SLCC

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is frequently a host venue for community events, seminars and workshops. Click here to learn more about upcoming SLCC-hosted events.

Retail

Whistler’s Largest First Nations Shop

Visit our Gift Shop in person during our regular operating hours or Shop Online for Pacific Northwest First Nations merchandise.

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Thunderbird Café

This indigenous inspired eatery features unique menu items such as a smoked salmon bannock panini, and venison chili.

EXPERIENCE THE MUSEUM

HOURLY GUIDED TOUR

Experience guided tours through the museum with one of our knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors, complete with a welcome song, short film and craft activity.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Visit with your school group and learn about the Squamish and Lil’wat Nation’s rich culture and traditions, from ancient times to modern day.

GROUP TOURS

Group tours are available for groups of 10+. Work with our Sales Team to incorporate craft workshops, cultural performances, and dining options into your group’s unique experience.

PUBLIC EVENTS

Participate in a dynamic range of community engagements including cultural presentation, workshops, film screenings, lectures, book launches, yoga fundraisers and much more.

CAFÉ

Take your taste buds on a journey in our Thunderbird Café and enjoy our boutique menu selection of affordable daily specials with a First Nations twist.

GALLERY + GIFT SHOP

Discover our unique selection of merchandise ranging from handcrafted works of art, to home accents, clothing and accessories, jewellery, books and souvenirs.

VENUE RENTALS

Experience our exquisite venue for grand scale celebrations and memorable weddings, evening galas, corporate events and intimate gatherings.

CATERING

Choose from a delightful selection of culinary experiences delivered by our own in house catering company, or one of our preferred catering partners.

EXHIBITIONS

View both permanent and temporary exhibitions which showcase the many aspects of the Squamish and Lil’wat cultural history, traditions and practices from ancient times to modern day.

WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE

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Come and Enjoy Exhibitions, Events, and Programs at Whistler’s Immersive Indigenous Cultural Centre

 

Welcome to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, which has been built on sharing cultural knowledge to inspire respect and understanding amongst all people. We are a cultural centre in Whistler sharing meaningful experiences, educating all, and lifting our distinct Squamish and Lil’wat ways. We hope that by visiting our cultural centre, you will embrace our vision and live by it.

We celebrate our Squamish and Lil’wat culture, grounded in rich, ancient traditions, and continue growing and evolving in a modern world. We continuously host exhibitions, events, and programs to experience our traditional cultures and proud heritage.

Explore Tourist Attractions in Whistler

If you want to explore the finest tourist attractions in Whistler, and an authentic Indigenous experience, there is no better place than the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. We invite everyone to experience guided tours through the museum with one of our knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors, complete with a welcome song, short film.

Our friendly Cultural Ambassadors from both the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations provide guided tour experiences on the hour, every hour, from 10 am to 4 pm. It’s an experience you won’t forget and is guaranteed fun and a unique learning experience for the entire family.

A Centre in Whistler to Bring Everyone Together

The Squamish Lil’wat Culture Centre is a large world-class, award-winning multi-purpose facility perfect for hosting events in Whistler. Whether you’re a senior, with family, friends, or want to explore on your own, you will find an enriching opportunity to immerse yourself in an inspiring facility and engage in authentic Indigenous culture. We, the Squamish and Lil’wat people, proudly invite you to learn about our rich and unique cultures.

Our people have lived on this land forever, and our history and culture are deeply connected to it. You should come and hear our stories, see the forests, rivers, and mountains from our eyes, making it not only one of the best tourist attractions in Whistler but a deeply enriching experience. We have wheelchair accessibility at our cultural centre as we want our guests to experience and learn about our culture.

Explore, Dine, and Shop at Our Cultural Centre in Whistler

We guarantee your visit to Squamish Lil’wat Culture Center in Whistler will be one that you remember forever. At the Thunderbird Café, you can discover our unique styles of modern First Nation cuisine, such as venison, bannock, and salmon.

There is also a gallery and gift shop, where you can discover our unique selection of authentic Indigenous First Nations merchandise ranging from home accents to handcrafted artworks, baskets, pottery, jewelry, books and souvenirs, and clothing and accessories.

Want to learn more? Sign up to be the first to know about upcoming exhibitions, events, and programs happening at Whistler’s immersive and authentic Indigenous Cultural Centre.

We Host the Best Events in Whistler

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre invites everyone looking for public events in Whistler to participate in a dynamic range of community engagements, including cultural presentations, workshops,  fundraisers, book launches, lectures, film screenings, and more. We are a frequent host venue for workshops, community events, in Whistler to encourage more public participation. For private events, our spectacular venue offers three distinct venue spaces within one facility to create the perfect backdrop for your unique event, for corporate meetings, conferences or weddings.