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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler

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Visit Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre for a look into the heritage and history of the First Nations in the area. The center is dedicated to preserving the culture of Squamish and Lil’wat indigenous people, and highlighting their distinctions and shared practices. On a guided tour, accompanied by a First Nations cultural ambassador, you’ll visit an authentic building that combines Squamish longhouse and Lil’wat pit house styles, while the guide imparts interesting stories and facts. See traditional performances, view local art and relics, sample indigenous food, attend workshops, and enjoy the scenic mountain views. Take a look at our Whistler trip builder tool to schedule your visit to Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Great experience and the guide was excellent. She explained about the different canoes, totem pole and weaving techniques. All in all an short great synopsis about aspects of the history of the... 
    Great experience and the guide was excellent. She explained about the different canoes, totem pole and weaving techniques. All in all an short great synopsis about aspects of the history of the...  more »
  • make sure you arrive close to the hour so you can catch the tour as this provides you not only with many highlights and personal stories but also a chance to ask questions. Wonderful example of... 
    make sure you arrive close to the hour so you can catch the tour as this provides you not only with many highlights and personal stories but also a chance to ask questions. Wonderful example of...  more »
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  • A beautiful place to showcase two nations. There are guided tours, but I showed up close to closing so I just walked around. I was able to listen to the tour guides and they are knowledgeable. The gift shop definitely has something for every visitor. I would have tried the food at the restaurant, but they already shut down. I will definitely be back!
  • I truly loved this museum and cultural center. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and proud of their heritage. The exhibits are engaging and detailed, set in a beautiful facility. Their new exhibit upstairs about medicine covered everything from nutrition practices, emotional and spiritual health, and the toll of illegal food testing performed on indigenous children. I found this exhibit, and how it came to be, to be the most powerful. Thank you for all you do to educate the community and tourists.

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