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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This Sunday we'll be at the 2nd annual Sea to Sky Wedding Show at the @cnrhcc. Pop by our booth to learn more about hosting your wedding in one of our stunning spaces, such as the Great Hall (pictured here), the Istken Hall, on the Mezzanine Patio, or a combination of all three! #SLCCWedding | #SeaToSkyWeddingShow | #WhistlerWedding 📷: @taralillyphotography 📋: @blisswhistler
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Moody is of the Lil’wat Nation and he graduated from the AYA Program in 2013. Moody’s first job was here at the SLCC, and his goal is to become the Manager of the Conference Services Department. Moody is inspired by his mother, her adventurous nature, and her drive to continue learning new skills. Moody grew up travelling with his family and they continue that family tradition, whether across seas or cross-continental. During their last road trip to California they stopped at the Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota and the Little Bighorn battlefield where he was able to share facts with his family about the historical relevance of these landmarks (he had just finished learning about them in school). Moody is photographed in the stairwell between the main level and the mezzanine: his iconic smile and moment of transition represents the role he plays during events. Learn more about Moody and our inspiring AMBASSADORS on display in Gallery 3 until March 2020. 📷: @loganswayzephoto. #SLCCWhistler . . . . . . . . . #WorkLove #SuperNaturalBC #BeautifulBC #ExploreBC #IndigenousBC #IndigenousCanada #Indigenous #FirstNations #SuperCulturalBC #GoWhistler #Whistler #LittlethingsWhistler #OnlyInWhistler #CulturalCentre #Culture #art #firstnationsart #reconciliation #culturesaveslives #truthandreconciliation #artswhistler #environmentalportrait
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Loving these winter weddings | Tis the season! Location: Mezzanine Patio 📷: @leahkathrynphoto 👗: @bhldn 💄: @ninaduva 📋: @blisswhistler #slccwedding #whistlerwedding
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A beautiful design that made the Iskten Hall cozy, intimate, and stylish for a boho wedding. 📋: @BlueVioletEvents 📷: @sararogersphotography #SLCCWedding

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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