The Squamish and Lil’wat Nations built our Cultural Centre to house and showcase our art, history and culture. Our vision is to share our culture with the community and visitors of Whistler in a meaningful and authentic way.
Join us for an hourly guided tour with one of our First Nations Ambassadors that includes a welcome song, captivating film and fun craft activity takeaway. Learn the meaning behind legends, carvings, art, songs and ceremonies. Experience the centre and have fun trying on some traditional regalia, play a drum, and discovering our interactive exhibits. Visit our Gallery and Gift Shop and enjoy lunch in the Thunderbird Café.
To accommodate all guests of Whistler who visit the Centre, we have translated our exhibit map into 8 different languages. We have also developed a self-guided English audio tour so guests can wander through the exhibits and art galleries at their leisure. Our Squamish and Lil’wat Ambassadors are always close by for questions and inquiries.
Our Cultural Centre is wheelchair accessible and we have one wheelchair onsite available for guests to use. If needed please contact us prior to your visit or ask for the chair at our admissions desk.
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Please note: For groups or scheduled programs please contact: 604 964 0997.
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.
Canadian & Washington State Resident and Locals Pass: Purchase 1 admission at regular price and receive a pass valid for one year. Accompanying guests receive 50% off admission rate. Receive 10% off of all Thunderbird Gift Gallery purchases (excluding consignment art pieces).
Local is defined as resident of British Columbia. Pass expires one year from date of admission purchase.
|Senior (65+) + People with Disabilities||$13.50|
|Students (13 – 18)||$5.00|
|Child (6-12 yrs.)||$5.00|
|Senior (65+) + People with Disabilities||$20.00|
|Students (13 – 18)||$20.00|
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is located in Whistler, BC Canada, on Blackcomb Way (4584) and Lorimer Road right across from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in the Upper Village.
From Vancouver: cross the Lion’s Gate Bridge, take the West Vancouver exit, turn right on Taylor Way, take Highway 1 exit west, take Highway 99 (Sea to Sky) exit north to Whistler, British Columbia. Turn right off Hwy 99 at Lorimer Road exit into Whistler Village. The Centre is located at the “T” intersection 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.
Once you arrive in Whistler British Columbia, drive to Lorimer Road and, before approaching the Cultural Centre, turn right into Skiers Lot #4. The Centre is just east, across the bridge from the parking lot. There is a designated loading and unloading area, several handicap spaces and bus drop-off.
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.