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Spo7ez Winter Feast

A Group Dining Experience Unlike Any Other

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.

Cultural Performances

Spend the evening with the Spo7ez Performance Team. Welcome, Guided tour of the Museum, Feast Blessing, Story Telling, Dancing & Farewell with a photo opportunity.

Feast Menu

Comprised of traditional, seasonal ingredients and Indigenous-inspired plates.

THE MEADOW

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

THE OCEAN

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

DESSERT

Apple Crumble (Vegetarian)

Xusem Whipped Cream

DRINKS

Hot Apple Cider

with spices

Drinks Menu

Cash Bar (available during dinner)

Indigenous World Wine Red & White

Bottle $55 | Glass $12

Local Craft Beer, Cider & Coolers

$9

Pop & Soda

$4

Winter Dates

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

Friday, January 7

Friday, January 14

Friday, January 21

Friday, January 28

Friday February 4

Friday, February 11

Friday, February 18

Evening Timeline

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

Gift Shop

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.

Price

$79 Adult | $69 Youth (13-17yrs) | $39.50 Child (5-12yrs) | Free 0-4yrs

Maximum 110 guests for each event

The Fine Print

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 banquets@slcc.ca.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Procedures for the SLCC

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 110 guests at this event.

Private Feast Booking Inquiries

    Name (first and last)*
    Email*
    Phone number*
    Cultural Performance*
    Group Size*
    Type of Event*
    Preferred Date*
    Alternative Date*
    Additional Comments:
    Location

    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.

    Directions

    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.

    Parking

    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.

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    Tours

    Knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors share their cultural teachings with guests during our hourly guided tour; for additional group tour options, visit our Group Tours page.

    Thunderbird Cafe

    Thunderbird Café

    Discover our unique style of modern First Nation’s cuisine such as bannock, salmon and venison. Visit the Thunderbird Café.

    Gift Shop

    Gallery & Gift Shop

    Discover our unique selection of First Nations merchandise ranging from handcrafted works of art, to home accents, clothing and accessories, jewellery, pottery, baskets, books and souvenir merchandise. Visit the Gallery & Gift Shop.

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