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Hourly Guided Tours

Unique to the SLCC, join an Ambassador for one of our hourly guided tours on the hour Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 4pm. Included with Museum Admission, the hour-long experience includes:

  • A hand drum welcome song
  • Inspiring fifteen-minute film
  • Guided exhibit tour by Cultural Ambassadors from Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation

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.

The What We Treasure tour is offered throughout the year, and in the summer of 2022 is substituted at the following times with:

  • Paddling through the Nations Tour at 11 am, and 3 pm (Wednesday – Sunday)
  • Interpretive Forest Tour is offered daily at 1 pm (Tuesday – Sunday)

 

 

For more information on visiting the SLCC, and up-to-date hours and early closures, please visit slcc.ca/visit/plan-your-visit.

 

 

WHAT WE TREASURE TOUR
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Part of the Canadian Signature Experiences, our What We Treasure tour is a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience found only in Canada.

Tuesdays through Sundays – Hourly* from 10 am – 4 pm, with the last tour starting at 3 pm.

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, short film, and exhibit tour. *What We Treasure Tour will be replaced by the Paddling through the Nations Tour at 11am and 3pm on Wednesdays – Sunday until Sept 4th, 2022.

 

PADDLING THROUGH THE NATIONS TOUR (COMMUNITY RECONCILIATION CANOE)

Wednesdays through Sundays – 11 am, and 3 pm (In place of the What We Treasure Tour)

Guided by an SLCC Cultural Ambassador, guests will be welcomed with a drum song, and hear storytelling of historic canoes from both the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation and then be introduced to the Community Reconciliation Canoe – Salish summer carving project, an interactive carving session with a carver, and a chance for guests to carve* the canoe and bring their cedar shavings home. *Younger guests can sign their names on one of six paddles being carved to accompany the canoe.

To learn more visit slcc.ca/community-reconciliation-canoe/

 

INTERPRETIVE FOREST WALK

Tuesdays through Sundays – 1 pm (In place of the What We Treasure Tour)

This tour begins with a traditional welcome song inside the Cultural Centre followed by a fifteen-minute film. Afterward, 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.

If you would like to prebook a private tour for your group of 10+, please inquire in advance via tours@slcc.ca.

 

What We Treasure Tour Rates

Admission Rates Retail Group
Adults $20.00 $18.00
Child (6-18 yrs.)  $7.00  n/a
Child (0-5 yrs.) $0.00  $0.00
  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
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).

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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#SLCCWedding

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