Squamish Lil-wat Cultural Centre

squamish lil-wat cultural centre

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is an award-winning Aboriginal Museum in Whistler, which features the living cultures of the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations. Meet with Squamish and Lil’wat people in this gorgeous forest and mountain setting, and experience their culture through exhibits, artwork, carvings, textiles, food, language, music, interactive activities, and engaging performances.

This is the only centre in the world which shows how two distinct First Nations can share land, knowledge, and cultural habits in a way that supports each other. The range of activities for each family varies. Guided tours are offered daily for those who want to learn the most of what the museum is about. Witness singing and drumming performances, watch a 15-minute film on the history of the two First Nations, engage in craft workshops, or dine in their indigenous cafe.

The exhibits tell of their long history in this area, their accord with the land, and all that lies within. Travel through time and get a glimpse of this region through the magic of film in an 80-seat theatre, and capture the moment to join in song and dance.

The Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre is located just steps from Whistler Village on Lorimer Road, be sure to check it out! They have an awesome gift shop which showcases local artwork from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. Purchase charming original artwork from up and coming local artists such has hand-carvings, a piece of unique jewellery, ceremonial masks, or cedar baskets. Have a bite at the restaurant downstairs which features First Nations food with music.

There is no other museum in Whistler like it.

Admission is included as part of the Whistler & Shannon Falls Tour. Ask your Tour Guide for more information!

**Please note the museum is closed on Mondays for the winter season.