School Groups

GENERAL SCHOOL GROUP INFORMATION

The SLCC’s Cultural Ambassadors welcome school groups of all ages for guided tours, where students learn about the traditions and rich history of the Squamish and Lil’wat peoples and how they have inhabited the Sea to Sky corridor from ancient times to modern day. Students will witness oral history in action as Cultural Ambassadors proudly share their own stories and first-hand cultural experiences. Throughout the tour students will view artifacts and hear stories that give an overview of the traditional way of life of the both the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations who share this land. While the Squamish and Lil’wat cultures are grounded in rich, ancient traditions, they continue to grow and evolve in a modern world.

We align our school tour content with British Columbia’s School Curriculum from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Teachers may choose from one of the following tours to fit their class studies, and we can customize them further to fit specific lesson planning.

Please plan for at least 1 hour for our feature tour experience ‘What We Treasure’, and allow additional time for arrival and coat check.

A lunch room can be available based on request.

Bus parking is available off Lorimer Road; car parking is available off Blackcomb Way.

TOUR – WHAT WE TREASURE

Experience our feature tour, “What We Treasure”, a tour that focuses on an overview of what is important to the first inhabitants of this territory from past to present. During this one-hour tour students will view artifacts and hear stories of the ancient traditions and current lifestyles of the Squamish & Lil’wat peoples.

Tour Duration: 1 hour

School Group Rate
Admission Type Rate
Student – Kindergarten – Grade 12 $5
Post-Secondary Student $13.50
  1. Admission rates are in Canadian funds and are subject to 5% GST
  2. All Teachers and Chaperones have complimentary admission
  3. Squamish & Lil’wat Nation Members enjoy free admission

TOUR – THE REGALIA WE TREASURE

Join a Cultural Ambassador on a guided tour to discover the traditional clothing styles and regalia making art forms of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nation’s.  Witness the creative process of crafting traditional regalia with some modern approaches.  View our current regalia, masks, cedar skirts, baskets, tools and accessories.  Ask our team about the process of crafting buckskin, wood carving, obsidian knapping and sewing a button blanket inspired cape.  Finish your experience with an interactive craft activity that suits the age of your students.
The Spo7ez Workhouse is a temporary workshop exhibit that showcases the Squamish and Lil’wat Nation’s living cultures of Regalia Making. This project connects us to our past and is vital in reviving the ancient art of clothing construction from this territory.  Bring your class for an informative and interactive tour and workshop.

TOUR – THE REGALIA WE TREASURE

Tour Duration: 2 hours

School Group Rate
Admission Type Rate
The Regalia We Treasure Tour with Animal Headdress Colouring Activity (Kindergarten – Grade 4) $5
The Regalia We Treasure Tour with Deer Hide Cuff Bracelet Activity (Grade 4 – Grade 6) $13
The Regalia We Treasure Tour with Raw Hide Cuff Bracelet Activity (Grade 7 – Grade 12) $15
The Regalia We Treasure Tour with Raw Hide Cuff Bracelet Activity (Post-Secondary Student) $22
The Regalia We Treasure Tour with Salish Wool and Cedar Bracelet Activity (Post-Secondary Student) $35
  1. Admission rates are in Canadian funds and are subject to 5% GST
  2. All Teachers and Chaperones have complimentary admission
  3. Squamish & Lil’wat Nation Members enjoy free admission

TOUR – DISCOVER YOUR ANIMAL SPIRIT – KINDERGARDEN TO GRADE 4 TOUR

In ancient times animals were humans, they considered themselves brothers and sisters. Some people were known to transform themselves into animals to help one another; stories and legends about the relationships between animals and people are intertwined with our cultures. Students will be introduced to four animals found in the traditional territory of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations – Eagle, Bear, Hummingbird and Wolf.

Tour Duration: 2 hours

School Group Rate
Admission Type Rate
Student – Kindergarten – Grade 4 $5
  1. Admission rates are in Canadian funds and are subject to 5% GST
  2. All Teachers and Chaperones have complimentary admission
  3. Squamish & Lil’wat Nation Members enjoy free admission

TOUR – HUNTERS AND GATHERERS

Both the Squamish and the Lil’wat Nations are caretakers of the land, and their culture is a reflection of it. Our families came into the Whistler area during warmer months to prepare food for the long winters. In this specialty tour, students will learn how the communities of Squamish and Lil’wat people were sustained by hunting, fishing and gathering, using food as medicine for preventative care.

Tour Duration: 2 hours

School Group Rate
Admission Type Rate
Student – Kindergarten – Grade 12 $5
Post-Secondary Student $13.50
  1. Admission rates are in Canadian funds and are subject to 5% GST
  2. All Teachers and Chaperones have complimentary admission
  3. Squamish & Lil’wat Nation Members enjoy free admission

TOUR – Audain Art Museum + Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Combo Tours

This full day education program is designed to complement the BC School Curriculum through focusing on big ideas, content, curricular competencies and cross-curricular learning. These programs enable students to critically and creatively express their own identity, voice and ideas. All programs are suitable for Kindergarten through Grade 7, with custom options available for secondary school groups.

  • 10am – 1pm: Morning Session at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
  • Includes ‘What We Treasure’ tour and a one-hour lunch break.
  • 1pm – 3pm: Afternoon Session at Audain Art Museum
  • Includes ‘Copper, Cedar and Wool’ guided tour and creative expression workshop.

$10 CAD per student + GST.
All teacher and chaperons have complimentary admission.

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS – CRAFT ACTIVITIES & SCAVENGER HUNT

Consider expanding your tour experience by adding an interactive craft activity to your visit. For a hands-on experience and fun takeaway, we would like to invite your group to join us for a unique crafting workshop. Learn how to make a traditional craft with the assistance of a Cultural Ambassador who will share with you the stories behind the craft. Check out our options. Please note: costs and times quoted are in addition to tour rates and times.

School Program Booking Requests

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