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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 Hours of Operation are Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm (Closed Monday). See Early Closure notices above under Admission and Hours.
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.
Exhibit maps are available in French, Chinese, Dutch, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Request your copy at the admissions desk upon check in.
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is located in Whistler, British Columbia, at 4584 Blackcomb Way in Whistler’s Upper Village.
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.
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.