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Bringing First Nations food, art and language to the mountains

Whistler Blackcomb / SLCC Menu collaboration at Merlins Bar & Grill

Merlins Restaurant at Whistler Blackcomb is grateful to operate on the shared unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Lilwat7úl (Lil’wat Nation). It is a privilege to live, work, learn and play on these beautiful lands, which have been cared for by the original peoples of the land since time immemorial. Join us as we honour their language, culture and history.

Whistler Blackcomb has been working closely with us to bring Indigenous-inspired dishes from our very own First Nations chefs at the Thunderbird Cafe and Catering team at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. We raise our hands to the Food and Beverage team at Whistler Blackcomb and Merlins for listening and learning, and finding ways to bring Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Lilwat7úl language into the employee and guest experience at Whistler Blackcomb. Listen in to the language of our Nations below.

View the Merlins Menu and visit Merlins at Blackcomb Day Lodge, 4553 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Visit us at the Thunderbird Cafe to enjoy more First Nations-inspired dishes at 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, V8E0Y3

Huy Chexw (thank you) Wa Chexw Yuu (take care) – Squamish Language / Kukw`stumc`kalap (Thank-you all) – Lil’wat Language

MERLINS MENU 2022

Sx̱wí7shen / Ts̓i7/ Venison Chili

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim / Líl̓wat7úl Ucwalmicwts / English
Hearty venison chili with fire-roasted tomatoes, mixed beans and vegetables, served with Sp’áyakim̓ / Kweláw’scen / baked bannock.

In the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim (the Squamish Language) word for Deer is Sx̱wí7shen, and the word for Baked Bannock is Sp’áyakim̓


In Líl̓wat7úl Ucwalmicwts (the Lil’wat language of Ucwalmicwts) the word for Deer is Ts̓i7, and the word for Baked Bannock is Kweláw’scen


Kwu7s / Zúmak / Salmon Chowder

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim / Líl̓wat7úl Ucwalmicwts / English
West Coast Salmon Chowder with harvest vegetables, served with Sp’áyakim̓ / Kweláw’scen / baked bannock.

In the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim (the Squamish language) word for Spring Salmon is Kwu7s, and the word for Baked Bannock is Sp’áyakim̓


In Líl̓wat7úl Ucwalmicwts (the Lil’wat language of Ucwalmicwts) the word for Spring Salmon is Zúmak, and the word for baked bannock is Kweláw’scen