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VISIT WHISTLER’S FIRST NATIONS’ CULTURAL CENTRE

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.

What’s included in your admission:

  • Access to three galleries displaying historic and contemporary artifacts from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations
  • The signature What We Treasure guided tour, offered on the hour, every hour, 10am – 4pm, daily, featuring:
    • A traditional welcome song
    • Fifteen minute film
    • Exhibit Tour
    • Cedar-rope bracelet making activity

 

Available in the admission-free zone:

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

Custom tours are available for groups of 10+; visit slcc.ca/group-tours for more information.

Hours

Summer Hours: Open daily from 10am to 5pm

 

Upcoming Early Closures:

  • We will be closed all day Thursday, May 23.
  • Friday, May 24, we will be open 10am  – 4pm.

General Admission Rates

Adults $18.00
Post Secondary Student $13.50
Students (13 – 18) $5.00
Child (6-12 yrs.) $5.00
Family Pass** $42.00
  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 $25.00
Post Secondary Student $20.00
Family Pass $58.00
Couple $40.00
  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 and 15% savings on Thunderbird Cafe purchases. 

Purchase a Membership valid for one year and enjoy unlimited free admission for a full year and half price for your guests throughout the year.  You will also receive a 15% savings in the Gift Shop and Thunderbird Café, and a newsletter with special offers and invites to events.

Landsea Tours

This is the best way to explore the “Sea-to-Sky Highway” take a guided tour from Vancouver to Whistler. Stop at some of the most beautiful lookouts with knowledgeable and friendly guides. A Landsea Tour includes admission to the SLCC. Visit their website for more details and watch their video all about their tours.

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.

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.

OPEN HOURS

Tuesdays - Sundays 10am - 5pm.

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.

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Tours

Knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors share their cultural teachings with guests during our hourly guided tour; for additional group tour options, visit our Group Tours 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.

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