Experience a culinary journey at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre that blends traditional ingredients and food preparation with modern plates. Cultural Ambassadors in regalia share songs and stories from Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation throughout.
To learn more about our two distinct cultures, access the Great Hall and exhibits, including a fifteen-minute film, to delve deeper into our stories, shared territories, and living heritage.
Spend the evening with the Spo7ez Performance Team. Welcome, Guided tour of the Museum, Feast Blessing, Story Telling, Dancing & Farewell with a photo opportunity.
Comprised of traditional, seasonal ingredients and Indigenous-inspired plates.
Pemberton Smashed Potatoes (Vegan, Gluten Free)
Caramelized onions, garlic oil & herbs
Beet & Kale Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)
Roasted apples, cranberries, toasted pecans, homemade berry vinaigrette
Winter Ale Steamed Clams (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Nelson Faceplant Ale, bacon, roasted garlic & seaweed
West Coast Cedar Plank Salmon (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Maple glaze, citrus
SLCC INDIGENOUS INSPIRED CUISINE
Caramelized Onion & Sage Bannock (Vegetarian)
Venison Stew (Dairy & Gluten Free)
Wild mushrooms, parsnip, rosemary
Apple Crumble (Vegetarian)
Xusem Whipped Cream
Hot Apple Cider
Cash Bar (available during dinner)
Indigenous World Wine Red & White
Bottle $55 | Glass $12
Local Craft Beer, Cider & Coolers
Pop & Soda
Doors open to the Great Hall at 5:15pm. The evening winds down after 8pm, with guests invited to stay until 9pm.
Winter 2021/2022 Dates
Friday, December 17
5:15pm – Doors open to Guests, passports/ID checked
5:30pm – Cultural Ambassador invites the group to join at the Welcome Figure and sing Chief Jimmy Jimmy
5:35pm – Movie plays in Theater
5:50pm – Cultural Ambassador takes guests on a guided tour through museum
6:30pm – Guests taken downstairs to the Gift Shop / shown their seats in the Istken
6:30pm – Bar Opens in Istken
6:45pm – Opening introduction welcome song and a feast blessing from the Spo7ez Performance Team
6:55pm – Buffet Opens and tables called up individually to visit food stations
7:15pm – Spo7ez Performance Team shares 2 songs
7:25pm – Dessert served
7:45pm – Spo7ez Performance Team shares 2 songs with closing remarks and offer a photo opportunity with guests
8:00pm – Food stations close & last call at the bar and gift shop
8:30pm – Gift Shop & Bar closes
9:00am – Evening wraps up and guests leave
Our Gift Shop will be open from 6:45pm to 8:30pm, specializing in authentic and exclusive handcrafted Northwest Coast First Nations merchandise. Take home that perfect piece that commemorates your visit with us.
$79 Adult | $69 Youth (13-17yrs) | $39.50 Child (5-12yrs) | Free 0-4yrs
Maximum 110 guests for each event
This is a group experience throughout the museum, with the dinner feast in our Istken Hall. Rates are inclusive of cultural performance and dinner. Bar drinks are separate. 24hrs notice for cancellations to receive a full refund. (Thursday 5pm, the day before the Feast). Dates are transferable depending on availability, also 24hrs in advance. Bookings are only available for up to 5pm the day before the Feast. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Keeping us all healthy & safe is priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SLCC recognizes we all feel differently about the new norm. To make sure everyone feels safe when visiting our centre, we’ve developed health & safety precautions to protect guests and staff at the SLCC. All guests 12 years and older will have their covid vaccine passports and ID checked on arrival at 5:15pm. Masks are mandatory inside throughout the evening for 5 years and older, unless sat at their designated table in the Istken Hall. There will be hand sanitizer and hand washing facilities available before guests serve themselves at the buffet. A maximum of 75 guests at this event.
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is located in Whistler, BC Canada, on Blackcomb Way (4584) and Lorimer Road right across from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in the Upper Village.
From Vancouver: cross the Lion’s Gate Bridge, take the West Vancouver exit, turn right on Taylor Way, take Highway 1 exit west, take Highway 99 (Sea to Sky) exit north to Whistler, British Columbia. Turn right off Hwy 99 at Lorimer Road exit into Whistler Village. The Centre is located at the “T” intersection of Lorimer Road and Blackcomb Way across from Lost Lake Park in Whistler’s upper village (approximate driving time: 2 hours).
Please note: For groups or scheduled programs please contact: 604 964 0997.
Once you arrive in Whistler British Columbia, drive to Lorimer Road and, before approaching the Cultural Centre, turn right into Skiers Lot #4. The Centre is just east, across the bridge from the parking lot. There is a designated loading and unloading area, several handicap spaces and bus drop-off.