First Nations Winter Feast & Performance

Every Thursday and Sunday at 5.45 pm from December 13 to April 18, the First Nations Winter Feast & Performance features an Indigenous-inspired menu, Indigenous World Winery wines and craft beer from local breweries. Performances will take place throughout dinner service, featuring the SLCC’s Cultural Ambassadors and the Wells Family from the Lil’wat Nation.

Menu

STARTERS

  • Baked Bannock
    With cheese and green onion
  • Spinach & Mixed Green Salad
    Spinach, mixed greens and locally-sourced fresh vegetables with in-house made blackberry vinaigrette
  • Quinoa Salad
    With fresh maple-thyme vinaigrette

DESSERT

  • Homemade Cinnamon Apple Crumble
    Served with Local Xusem Berry Whipped Cream
  • Assorted buffet mini cakes

MAINS

  • Three Sisters Butternut Squash soup
    Corn, green peas, and black beans
  • Roasted Sage Chicken
    Dry-rubbed tender chicken breast
  • Cedar Plank Salmon
    With a fresh dill maple glaze
  • Braised Bison Short Ribs
    Served at a chef-attended carving station
  • Roasted Winter Root Vegetables
    Seasonally dependent
  • Pemberton Baby Yukon Potatoes
    Seasoned with locally-sourced wild herbs

Feast Rates

Adults (17+) $65.00
Youth (13 – 16) $25.00
Children (5 – 12) $9.00
Infants/Toddlers (0 – 4) Free
  1. Rates are subject to 5% GST and are quoted in Canadian Funds
  2. Rates subject to change

First Nations Winter Feast + Performance FAQ

Pricing

How do I buy tickets?

Visit https://shop.slcc.ca/shop/tickets/feast/ or call 604.967.1281

What does the feast cost?

Adults (ages 17+): $65.00

Youth (13 – 16): $25

Child (5 – 12): $9

Toddler (0-4): free

All prices are subject to 5% GST and are quoted in Canadian Funds.

Is there a Squamish and Lil’wat Nation Member Rate?

Squamish and Lil’wat Nation members receive 30% off.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations are permitted up to 72 hours prior to feast date for a full refund. Anything cancelled less than 72 hours in advance is non-refundable.

Is there a minimum guest count required to run the feast?

Should a feast have less than thirty (30) guests confirmed 24 hours in advance, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre reserves the right to cancel the feast. Should this situation occur, guests will be notified via phone and/or email to either be reimbursed in full, or rescheduled to a later feast date if available.

Food

Is it vegetarian / vegan friendly?

Yes, the menu includes veg-forward options that do not have any animal or animal by-product ingredients. Vegan and vegetarian-friendly items include our fresh salads, roasted vegetables, potatoes and dessert.

Are there gluten free options?

Yes, the feast includes a variety of gluten-free options and all food stations are labelled accordingly.

Is there bar service?

Yes, in addition to flavoured water stations there is a bar offering soft drinks, juice, beer and wine for purchase. We accept cash (Canadian and American), debit, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Entertainment

Who are the performers?

SLCC Cultural Ambassadors perform a welcome song and guide guests to their seats. Throughout dinner performances are by Daniel Wells, Jenn Wells, and Alex Wells. You can see some examples of the Wells performances here.

What else can I/we do at the SLCC?

The gift shop will be open throughout dinner service and until 9.00pm.

The bar will be open at 5.45pm and last call will be 8.45pm, last drink served at 9.00pm.

For guests wishing to explore the museum, a docent will be stationed in the Great Hall to answer any questions inquisitive minds may have.

Timeline

What is the evening timeline?

5.45pm: Doors open

6.10pm: SLCC Cultural Ambassador presents a Welcome Song in front of the Welcome Figure in the Great Hall (main level)

6.15pm: SLCC Cultural Ambassador brings guests downstairs to Istken Hall

6.20pm: Guests shown their seats.

6.30pm: Performance Team provides opening introduction and blessing; tables called up individually to visit food stations.

6.55pm: Performance Team performs 15 minute program

7.20pm: Performance Team provides 10 minute program, closing remarks and photo opportunity with guests

8.00pm: Food stations close

8.45pm: Last call at the bar

9.00pm: Gift Shop & Bar closed.

When do doors open?

Doors open at 5.45pm.

What if I/we arrive late?

We strongly encourage guests to arrive by 6.00pm at the absolute latest. If guests will be arriving later please call in advance. Entry after 6.20pm will not be permitted.

When does food stay out until?

Food stations will be closed at 8.00pm.

Other Important Questions

Is this family friendly?

Yes, we welcome families of all ages, shapes and sizes!

Is there coat check?

Yes, coat check is located on the main level next to where guests check in for the feast, in the Great Hall.

What is the seating format?

There are some 2-tops and 4-tops, but the majority of seating is family-style.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, there is an elevator for guests ease of access between the Cultural Centre’s three levels.

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.

SLCC Summer Brochure

Brochure

Click here to download our brochure where you’ll discover our Sea to Sky highway cultural Journey map.

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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