Thunderbird Café

Discover our Indigenous-inspired menu selection of affordable daily specials made with fresh local ingredients, and featuring Spirit Bear Coffee. Located in our admission-free area, guests enjoy a comfortable and interactive environment while being served by our experienced Café Ambassadors. Our regular daily specials include Bannock Tacos, Venison Chili and Salmon Chowder.

Located on our lower level adjacent to our Gift Shop, guests are welcome to visit the Thunderbird Café without purchasing admission to the Museum.

The Thunderbird Café also offers free wireless internet, making it a perfect place to work remotely, have a casual business meeting, or a catch up with friends and family.

Regular Cafe Hours:
Thunderbird Cafe: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm (Closed Monday)
To see early closure notices see slcc.ca/visit

Thunderbird Café Menu


  • Bannock Taco (The Local’s Favorite) $17
    Fresh traditional bannock topped with venison chili, cheddar cheese, salsa, sour cream and green onions.
  • Cedar Plank Squamish Salmon Chowder $11
    Served with fresh traditional bannock.
  • Homemade Lil’wat Venison Chili $14
    Topped with cheese, sour cream, green onions and served with fresh traditional bannock.


  • Smoked Sockeye Salmon  Grilled Panini $17
    Smoked sockeye salmon, spinach, red onions & crème fraiche on a grilled traditional bannock bun. Served with a side salad dressed in a wild blackberry maple vinaigrette
  • Daily Sandwich Special $10-15
    Served with a side salad dressed in a wild blackberry maple vinaigrette


  • Fair Trade Spirit Bear Coffee $3
  • Americano $4
  • Cappuccino $4
  • Café Latte $4
  • Espresso $3.50
  • Hot Chocolate $4
  • Organic Teas $3.50
  • Coconut, almond, oat, skim and homo milks available; prices vary

Canned & Bottled

  • Juice and Iced Tea $4


  • A selection of pastries and sweets are baked fresh daily $3 – $5

(For groups up to 24 people)

If you’re planning a visit with a group of 24 or less, and are interested in joining us for a luncheon in our busy Thunderbird Café, let us know you’re coming so that we can arrange lunch vouchers to give your group. To arrange the details for your special visit email sales@slcc.ca.

(For groups of 25 or more)

Our Thunderbird Café & Catering provides a variety of lunch options for groups of all sizes, and private dining areas can be arranged. We require a confirmed number of guests 14 days prior to all group lunches. To book your luncheon contact us at sales@slcc.ca.


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

Cultural Ambassador dancing with the Spo7ez Performance Team


Learn about upcoming events either at or hosted by the SLCC – free, ticketed, on-site, and off-site.

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.