Group Tours

General Group Tour Information

Guided tours are offered every hour, on the hour, daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm. We recommend allowing one hour for the tour experience itself, and additional time if you would like to peruse our gift shop or eat at our Thunderbird Cafe. We encourage guests to revisit some of the artifacts and exhibits that caught their attention during their tour, too.

Tour Experience Overview

Tours are delivered by Indigenous Ambassadors from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations who share their own stories and first-hand cultural experiences. Throughout the tour your group will view and experience artifacts and stories to give an overview of the traditional way of life of the both the Squamish & Lil’wat Nations who share this land.

Admission Includes:

  • Traditional welcome song
  • Informative fifteen minute film
  • Guided tour of permanent and temporary exhibits
  • Optional cedar bracelet craft activity

Group Tour Rates

Admission Rates Retail Group
Adults $18.00 $15.30
Students (13-18)  $5.00  $5.00
Child (6-12 yrs.) $5.00  $5.00
  1. Admission rates are in Canadian funds and are subject to 5% GST
  2. Group rates are offered for groups of 10+ people
  3. Squamish & Lil’wat Nation Members enjoy free admission
Add-on Group Tour Experiences

Holistic Tour and Indigenous Tea Offering

Tours begin with a welcome song, inspiring film and brief introduction to the Centre. Next, guest will join a Holistic Cultural Ambassador on an interpretive forest walk where the flora and fauna of the region are identified and discussed. Guests will then be invited to sample traditional teas while interacting with our Ambassador through stories and legends about our traditional territory and how the local flora is used for medicinal purposes. Guests will leave with a tea sample and information booklet to take home and enjoy.

Recommended Age: 14+ Years
Additional Time Required: 1.5-2 hours
Group Size: 10-30
Cost: $42

* Workshop is subject to staff availability
* Tour format will be adapted depending on season/weather

Interpretive Forest Walk

Recommended Age: 14+ Years
Additional Time Required: 1.5-2 hours
Group Size: 10-15
Cost: TBD

Join one of our knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors on a 30 minutes tour through our interpretive forest walk. This tour provides a glimpse of how our ancestors lived, by exploring the cultural practices and traditional knowledge of the diverse flora and fauna in the region. Your cultural guide will provide insights into our connections with the earth and the beauty of our surroundings, giving participants a sense of the richness of our shared territories. Many of the plants that are considered to be current day weeds or nuisance plants, were food and resource materials for the local indigenous people. Plant species are identified and discussed pertaining to use medicinal purposes and food preparations. This tour is a perfect addition to a regular tour experience for a group wishing to extend their stay with us.

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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