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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Telaysaht, Aerienna, is of the Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh Nation, and she graduated from the AYA Program in 2017. She has a passion for dancing and learning our songs, and she finds inspiration in her work as she continues to learn more about our cultures while sharing them with others, from every culture. Telaysaht chose to be photographed with K̲álka̲lilh because she grew up listening to the legend about the giant woman in the forest (another favourite story of Telaysaht’s is ‘Raven stole the sun’). Currently, her focus is on learning more about our relationship with our land’s flora and fauna, including their medicinal uses. One of her favourite memories of is of her Elders showing her the old travel routes and villages of generations past in Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh territory. Telaysaht’s future goal is to be the best role model possible for her baby. Explore Telaysaht and twenty-four other AMBASSADOR stories in Gallery 3 until March 2020. #SLCCWhistler 📷 : @Loganswayzephoto . . . . . . . . . . . #Squamish #Worklove #IndigenousBC #Destinationindigenous #IndigenousBrilliance #IndigenousCanada #FirstNations @Gowhistler #environmentalportrait #ArtsWhistler #Culturesavesliives #LittlethingsWhistler #SuperCulturalBC #Storytelling
📋 @bluevioletevents during one of their favourite moments: just before the ceremony, looking out for key details to make everything just so 👌 #slccwedding 📷: @leahkathrynphoto . . . . . . . . . . #itsallinthedetails #whistlerweddingplanner #weddingwednesday #whistlerwedding #pnwwedding #instawedding #realweddings #destinationwedding #pnwbride
#ClosedonMondays | come back Tuesday for Thea's #Amazeball Brownies at the Thunderbird Cafe. 🤤 #SLCCWhistler 📷: @thealynn8 . . . . . . . . . . . . #worklove #brownies #cafe #littlethingswhistler @gowhistler
Uriah is of the Lil’wat Nation, and she graduated from the AYA Program in 2014. Uriah attended Pemberton Secondary School and her favourite class was art; she continues to paint in her free time. She specializes in painting landscapes that she connects with while out hiking and biking in the nearby mountains. Her favourite hike is to a local spot called “the second lookout” with her friends. Currently she strictly works with water colours. Uriah’s future goals are to continue to work for her community to make it a better place and bring awareness of her community to others. Uriah finds inspiration in her mother’s strength. Visit the AMBASSADORS exhibit in Gallery 3 to explore Uriah and other's AMBASSADORS stories further. #SLCCWhistler 📷: @loganswayzephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . #Worklove #IndigenousBrilliance #Destitnationindigenous #IndigenousBC #IndigenousCanada #Indigenous #FirstNations #Lilwat #CulturalCentre #Culture #FirstNationsArt #Culturesaveslives


 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


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

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