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Plan Your Visit

We, the Squamish and Lil’wat people, proudly invite you to learn about our rich and unique cultures.

Our people have lived on this land forever — our history and culture are deeply connected to it. Come and hear our stories, see the mountains, rivers, and forests through our eyes.

Hourly Guided Tours

Unique to the SLCC, join an Ambassador for one of our hourly guided tours on the hour 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
What We Treasure Tour
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Tuesdays through Sundays – Hourly from 10 am – 5 pm, with the last tour starting at 4 pm*.

Experience our signature tour, “What We Treasure”, delivered by Cultural Ambassadors who share their own stories and first-hand cultural experiences. Part of the Canadian Signature Experiences, our What We Treasure tour is a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience found only in Canada. 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.

Occasionally we close early for private events, please see upcoming early closures below.

SPECIALTY TOURS
INTERPRETIVE FOREST TOUR

Tuesdays through Sundays at 3 pm – Seasonally available from May through to early October. 

This tour begins with a traditional welcome song inside the Cultural Centre followed by a short 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.

 

WHAT WE TREASURE TOUR WITH INTRODUCTION TO UNCEDED EXHIBITION

Saturdays and Sundays 1pm, until Oct 8, 2023

Join our feature tour this summer, hosted by a Cultural Ambassador with a welcome drum song, short film, guided tour of the Great Hall and introduction to the Unceded Exhibition. Guided tour included with Museum Admission.

 

Admission and Hours

Regular Hours of Operation: 

Museum and Gift Shop: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm (Closed Monday)
Thunderbird Cafe: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm (Closed Monday)

The SLCC will be closed from Sunday September 24 to Friday September 29 for unexpected and urgent building repairs, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

We will OPEN on Saturday, September 30, 10 am to 5 pm for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The Gift Shop is available for online purchases at slcc.ca/shop

Upcoming Early Closures:

Wednesday, October 4th – Museum closing at 4 pm, last tour at 3pm, Gift Shop and Café closing at 4pm.
Sunday, October 8th – Museum closing at 2pm, last tour at 1pm, Gift Shop and Café closing at 2pm.

Regular Admission Rates

Adults $20.00
Child (6-18 yrs.) $10.00
Child (5 under) $0
Family Pass** $45.00
  1. Rates are subject to 5% GST and are quoted in Canadian Funds
  2. Rates subject to change
  3. Admission is free for members of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation upon presentation of a valid Status Card
  4. ** Family Pass includes admission for two adults and two children (6-18), each additional child receives 15% off applicable admission
  5. Admission for the last hour of the day (4pm – 5pm) is 50% off.

Annual Membership Rates

Adults $38.00
Family Pass $75.00
Couple $50.00
  1. Rates are subject to 5% GST and are quoted in Canadian Funds
  2. Rates subject to change
  3. Admission is free for members of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation upon presentation of a valid Status Card
  4. ** Family Pass includes admission for two adults and two children (6-18), each additional child receives 15% off applicable admission
  5. Membership gives you free admission for a year and half price for your guests. get 20% savings on Gift Shop purchases (excluding books and consignment inventory) and 15% savings on Thunderbird Cafe purchases, plus invites to exclusive Member Events.
OPEN HOURS

Regular Hours of Operation are Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm (Closed Monday). See Early Closure notices above under Admission and Hours.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY

Our Cultural Centre is wheelchair accessible and we have wheelchairs onsite available for guests to use. Please contact the SLCC prior to your visit or ask for the chair at our admissions desk upon arrival.

LANGUAGE MAPS

Exhibit maps are available in French, Chinese, Dutch, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Request your copy at the admissions desk upon check in.

Location

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is located in Whistler, British Columbia, at 4584 Blackcomb Way in Whistler’s Upper Village.

Directions

From Vancouver: take Highway 99 (Sea to Sky) north to Whistler. In approx. 100 kms, turn right off Hwy 99 at Lorimer Road into Whistler Village. The SLCC is located at the corner 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

Limited parking is available onsite off Blackcomb Way; additional parking is available along Blackcomb Way (2 hours max street parking) and in the Day Lots.

Tours

Knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors share their cultural teachings with guests during guided tours; visit our Group Tours page for more information.

Thunderbird Cafe Ambassador presenting Salmond Chowder and Bannock

Thunderbird Café

Discover our unique style of modern First Nation’s cuisine such as bannock, salmon and venison. Visit the Thunderbird Café.

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.

Weddings and Events

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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