Starting Sunday, December 15 is another exciting season of our First Nations Winter Feast program.
Join the Cultural Centre after hours for a culinary journey that blends traditional ingredients and food preparation with modern plates while Nation members in regalia share songs and stories from their journey along the Pow Wow circuit.
To delve deeper into specific Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation culture, join a docent in the Great Hall for a guided tour and film about our shared territories and living heritage.
Doors open at 5.15pm with an optional guided tour at 5.30pm; cultural sharing begins at 6.10pm, and guests are seated for dinner at 6.15pm.
Comprised of locally-sourced ingredients and Indigenous-inspired plates.
V – vegetarian
VE – vegan
GF – gluten free
DF – dairy free
|Teen (13 – 18)||$65|
|Children (12 – 6)||$37.50|
|Infants/Toddlers (0 – 5)||Free|
|Youth (13 – 18)||$65|
|Children (6 – 12)||$37.50|
|Infants/Toddlers (0 – 5)||Free|
All prices are subject to 5% GST and are quoted in Canadian Funds.
Squamish and Lil’wat Nation members receive 30% off.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, the feast includes a variety of gluten-free options and all food stations are labelled accordingly.
Yes, in addition to an apple cider and water station 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.
Cultural Sharing is the act of inviting a greater connection between our team and our guests. Rather than considering our team ‘performers’ where we are on display, we use the term ‘cultural sharing’ to represent the connection we want to create between ourselves and our visitors.
SLCC Cultural Ambassadors lead the optional guided tour, share a welcome song, and guide guests to their seats. Throughout dinner cultural sharing is by Daniel Wells, Jenn Wells, and Alex Wells. You can see some examples of the Wells work here.
Doors open at 5.15pm with an optional guided tour starting at 5.30pm.
The Gift Shop will be open throughout dinner service, until 9.00pm.
The Great Hall bar opens at 5.15pm for guests looking to purchase a beverage before the optional tour starts, or for guests interested in mingling and perusing on their own.
Last call on the bar in the Istken Hall is 8.45pm, last drink served at 9.00pm.
Guests are welcome to explore the exhibits throughout dinner, until closing at 9.00pm.
5.15pm: Doors open
5.30pm: Optional guided tour begins at Welcome Figure
6.10pm: SLCC Cultural Ambassador shares 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: Opening introduction and blessing; tables called up individually to visit food stations.
6.55pm: Wells Family share 15 minute program
7.20pm: Wells Family share 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
Doors open at 5.15pm.
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.
Food stations will be closed at 8.00pm.
Yes, we welcome families of all ages, shapes and sizes!
Yes, coat check is located on the main level next to where guests check in for the feast, in the Great Hall.
There are some 2-tops and 4-tops, but the majority of seating is family-style.
Yes, there is an elevator for guests ease of access between the Cultural Centre’s three levels.
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.