We are open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm.
Alison speaks with Mayor Jack Crompton about her role as the curator of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center Curator...02 June, 2022
May 5th is the National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people....03 May, 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.