Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) is the first centre of its kind in Canada. Two nations came together to celebrate and share their cultures with the world while creating meaningful employment opportunities for members of both the Sk̲wxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation, Coast Salish) and Líl̓wat7ul (Lil’wat Nation, Interior Salish) Nations. Designed to evoke the form of a Squamish Longhouse and Lil’wat Istken (earthen dwelling), the SLCC embodies the spirit of partnership between two unique Nations who wish to preserve, grow, and share their traditional cultures.

Knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations share their cultural teachings with guests during the hourly guided tour. Offered on the hour, every hour, 10am – 4pm Tuesdays – Sundays, the guided tour experience includes:

                                         • A traditional welcome song
                                         • Fifteen minute film
                                         • Exhibit tour
                                         • Cedar-rope bracelet making activity

The gift shop and café can be accessed without paying the admission fee to the Centre – making it the perfect place in Whistler to pick up a memorable gift.

Visit our website:  www.slcc.ca

 
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Directions

 The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is located in the Upper Village at 4584 Blackcomb Way.

Limited parking is available onsite; additional parking is available along Blackcomb Way and in the Day Lots.

From Vancouver:
Take Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 from Vancouver
Take BC-99N and follow to Lorimer Rd in Whistler
Turn right on to Lorimer Rd and follow to Blackcomb Way - turn right.


Hours and Dates of Operation

Winter Hours (October 15 – April 15): Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm (closed Mondays)

Thunderbird Café open 10am – 4pm

Gift Shop open 10am – 5pm

Summer Hours (April 16 – October 13): Daily 10am – 5pm

Thunderbird Café open 10am – 4pm

Gift Shop open 10am – 5pm
 


Contact

Phone: 1-866-441-7522
Website:  slcc.ca
Address: 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC Canada V0N 1B4

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