School Groups

GENERAL SCHOOL GROUP INFORMATION

The SLCC’s Cultural Ambassadors welcome school groups of all ages for guided tours, where students will learn about the traditions and rich history of the Squamish and Lil’wat peoples and how they have inhabited the Sea to Sky corridor in British Columbia from ancient times to modern day. Tours are delivered by Aboriginal Ambassadors 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 and Lil’wat Nations who share this land.

The Squamish and Lil’wat cultures are grounded in rich, ancient traditions, and continue to grow and evolve in a modern world. A powerful message that resonates with all teachers interested in identifying how geography affected the culture and beliefs of the local First Nations communities. Students will witness oral history in action.

We align our Tour Presentation with the British Columbian School Curriculum from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Ask us how we can customize your experience to fit your lesson planning! Choose from one of the following custom tours that fit your class studies.

Please plan for at least 1 hour for our Feature Tour experience ‘What We Treasure’ – allowing additional time for arrival and coat check.

TOUR – WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN?
Exhibit Where Are The Children

The SLCC is honoured to host this traveling exhibit that showcases a ground-breaking archival photo exhibition of the students that attended residential schools and its legacy.  Students will be introduced to the topic of Residential School and encouraged to begin conversation of the impact this government program has had on Canadian society.

School Group Rate
Admission Rates Retail
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 – 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.

School Group Rate
Admission Rates Retail
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 – 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 Tour, students will view artifacts and hear stories of the ancient traditions and current lifestyles of the Squamish & Lil’wat peoples.

School Group Rate
Admission Rates Retail
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 – 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.

School Group Rate
Admission Rates Retail
Student – Kindergarten – Grade 12 $10
Post-Secondary Student $18.50
  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 – 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.

School Group Rate
Admission Rates Retail
Student – Kindergarten – Grade 12 $8
Post-Secondary Student $16.50
  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

Extend our Feature Tour with a selection of options including:

  • A curated visit through our feature exhibition “Where are the Children”
  • A self-guided of our “Outdoor Forest Walk”
  • An Ambassador guided tour of our “Outdoor Forest Walk” (additional charge)
  • An interactive craft activity (additional charge)
  • We also encourage students to revisit some of the artifacts and exhibits that caught their attention on the tour
  • A Scavenger Hunt to assist reviewing museum content
  • A visit to our amazing Café and Gallery & Gift shop is also a must!
  • Let us know if your class requires a location to enjoy their own packed lunches, we can provide space for dining
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS – CRAFT ACTIVITIES

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 First Nations Ambassador who will share with you the stories behind the craft. Check out our options.

Please note that costs and times quoted below are in addition to tour rates and times.

CULTURAL JOURNEY EDUCATIONAL KIT

Bring First Nations studies to your classroom with one of our educational kits. The Cultural Journey Educational Kit provides a variety of resources to assist you with your lesson planning: including cultural objects, learning materials, and audio visual material.

SLCC Summer Brochure

Brochure

Click here to download our fall 2016 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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