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Group Tours

Our signature ‘What We Treasure’ guided tour is included in general admission and is offered on the hour, every 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 Café. We encourage guests to revisit some of the artifacts and exhibits that caught their attention during their tour, too. For more information on our regular guided tour experience please visit slcc.ca/visit/plan-your-visit.

Custom tours are available for groups of 10+; contact tours@slcc.ca to book.

What We Treasure 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

WHAT WE TREASURE

Experience our signature tour, “What We Treasure”, delivered by Cultural Ambassadors who share their own stories and first-hand cultural experiences. Throughout this tour your group will view artifacts and hear stories that give an overview of the past and present way of life of the Squamish and Lil’wat peoples. This tour includes a welcome song, fifteen minute film, exhibit tour, and cedar rope bracelet making activity.

Tour Length: 1-1.5 hours
Group Size: 10-30
Cost: $15.30

  1. Admission rates are in Canadian funds and are subject to 5% GST
  2. Workshop is subject to staff availability
  3. Tour format will be adapted depending on season/weather

HOLISTIC TOUR & INDIGENOUS TEA OFFERING

Tea Offering

This tour begins with a welcome song, fifteen minute film and brief introduction to the Centre. Your group will visit the Salish Stroll, the Centre’s interpretive forest walk, as a Cultural Ambassador presents herbs and medicinal plants that grow in the region. Traditional teas and First Nations fried bread, bannock, are served in the latter half of the tour while Cultural Ambassadors share the healing benefits of the tea being sampled.

Tour Length: 1.5-2 hours
Group Size: 10-30
Cost: $42

  1. Admission rates are in Canadian funds and are subject to 5% GST
  2. Workshop is subject to staff availability
  3. Tour format will be adapted depending on season/weather

INTERPRETIVE FOREST WALK

Interpretive Forest Walk

This tour begins with a traditional welcome song inside the Cultural Centre followed by a fifteen minute film. Afterwards, guests visit our Interpretive Forest Trail, the Salish Stroll, where a knowledgeable Cultural Ambassador provides insight into the local flora and fauna in our shared territory. Guests will learn how the Nations used them for food, in our teas as preventative medicine, and how we transformed some into useful tools. This tour provides a glimpse of how our ancestors lived, and it showcases our intimate connection with our land.

Available from May through to October.

Tour Length: 1 hour
Group Size: 20-30
Cost: $15.30

  1. Admission rates are in Canadian funds and are subject to 5% GST
  2. Workshop is subject to staff availability
  3. Tour format will be adapted depending on season/weather

FIRST NATIONS FEAST & TOUR

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Tuesdays and Sundays from April to September, the First Nations Summer Feast & Tour features an Indigenous-inspired menu paired with breathtaking powwow performances throughout dinner service. To learn about the cultures and histories of Whistler’s first peoples, a guided tour is also included and lead by knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations.

Tour Length: 1.5-2 hours
Group Size: 10-15
Cost:

Adults (17+) $65.00
Youth (13 – 16) $25.00
Children (5 – 12) $9.00
Infants/Toddlers (0 – 4) Free
  1. Admission rates are in Canadian funds and are subject to 5% GST
  2. Workshop is subject to staff availability
  3. Tour format will be adapted depending on season/weather

Group Tours Booking Requests

Please complete the following booking request form and our friendly Sales Manager will be in touch shortly.

Please note, bookings are not confirmed until you have received a confirmation from a Sales Representative at the SLCC.

Name (first and last)*
Email*
Phone number*
Name of group*
Group size*
Preferred Tour:*
Preferred Date*
Alternative Date*
Interested in lunch options?*
Interested in interactive craft workshops?*
Please let us know if you have any special requests or certain considerations we should be aware of:
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, offered daily and included in museum admission. For more information on our signature What We Treasure Tour experience, visit our Plan Your Visit 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.

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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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Weddings at the SLCC are some of the most spectacular; learn more about our venue as your wedding location by visiting SLCC.ca/Weddings.

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