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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center (SLCC)
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center (SLCC)

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center (SLCC)

4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

The Basics

The best way to enjoy the SLCC is on a guided tour, which is offered hourly. Enjoy a traditional welcome song and a short film before touring the exhibits to see exquisitely crafted masks, instruments, and tools. Learn to make your own indigenous crafts, go on a forest walk, and hear ancient stories, myths, and legends from First Nation ambassadors. At the gift shop you can browse for unique gifts, including original aboriginal artwork. Enjoy traditional and fusion dishes at the Thunderbird Café.

Whistler Village is a popular day trip from Vancouver, and many tours include a stop at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center, along with other sites such as Shannon Falls. Depending on the season, activities such as ziplining, snowmobiling, or ATV riding can also be included.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Guided tours with First Nations ambassadors are available hourly, on the hour.

  • Self-guided English audio tours are also available.

  • The SLCC is wheelchair accessible.

  • Both the gift shop and café can be visited without having to pay the admission fee.

  • Full-day tours from Vancouver can last upwards of 10 hours.

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How to Get There

The Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Center is located across from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, in Upper Whistler Village. From Vancouver, it’s about a 2-hour drive along Highway 99 (Sea to Sky Highway). Shuttle services are also available between Whistler Village and Vancouver and Vancouver airport.

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When to Get There

The Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Center is open daily, except from October to April, when it is closed on Mondays. Expect to spend one to two hours here, longer if you plan to dine at the café or take a class. The center also offers different workshops and exhibits throughout the year. Check the schedule for the latest offerings.

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Art and Culture in Whistler

Those looking for more art and culture in Whistler Village can also check out the Audain Art Museum, the Whistler Museum, the Maury Young Arts Center, and the Whistler Public Library, which are all located within walking distance of the SLCC.

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