Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation have coexisted respectfully as neighbors in the Sea to Sky corridor since time immemorial. They have thrived on the bounty of the ocean, rivers, and land — living in close relationship with the world around us. These two distinct cultures are grounded in rich and ancient traditions, which continue to grow and evolve.

Join a Cultural Ambassador on a guided tour, share in their stories, and experience an overview of the traditional way of life of both Nations at the Squmaish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. On the tour you’ll experience a welcome song, enjoy an inspiring film, and create your own cedar rope craft to take home as a keepsake.

If all this culture makes you hungry, the Thunderbird Cafe offers a menu with a modern First Nations twist, and if your handmade craft skills weren’t quite what you hoped, they also have a fantastic gallery and gift shop.

Must See:

One of the most stunning features inside the longhouse inspired building is the 40-foot Salish hunting canoe, honed by master carvers from a single cedar tree. If you’re visiting in the summer months check their website for information on their seasonal forest walk tours and outdoor Tuesday summer barbeque nights.

Our Tips:

Try the traditional Bannock Bread at the Thunderbird Cafe, and if you’re looking for a unique gift to take home make sure to stop by their shop that specializes in authentic, handcrafted Northwest Coast First Nations merchandise.

Upcoming Events

For all upcoming arts and culture, events check out our What’s On page, below is what’s happening at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre…

Jan 10 @ 12:00 am – May 31 @ 11:59 pm
12:00 am
ORGANIZATION: Salt Spring National Art Prize DEADLINE: May 31, 2019 CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION: The Salt Spring National Art Prize offering $40,000 in awards, one of Canada’s largest visual art prizes! Submissions for the 2019/2020 SSNAP awards begin on January … Read More
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 | 6-8pm | Location TBA A fun introduction to improv games and techniques to help enhance overall acting (and life) skills with Angie Nolan. whistleractorsphere.com     Photo Credit: Pixabay.com
TBA
12:00 am
January 6 – 28, 2019 | Brackendale Art Gallery, Brackendale The 33rd Annual Winter Eagle Festival is a month-long celebration of the bald eagles which congregate in the area from mid- November to early February. The official Eagle Count is … Read More
Brackendale Art Gallery
12:00 am
On now – January 28, 2019 Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection presents a selection of outstanding contemporary art by Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander artists. Since the 1960s, artists from these communities have … Read More
Audain Art Museum
12:00 am
Come down to the FOYER Gallery in the Squamish Public Library to see the monthly rotating art exhibit and sale! Jan 8 – Feb 4 On the Walls: Elizabeth Kerr presents ‘Imagine My Life’ in black & white photography In … Read More
FOYER Gallery in the Squamish Public Library
Jan 15 – Dec 31 all-day
12:00 am
20th year anniversary with monthly draws for the first 20 people tattooed each month, as well as a 20th anniversary party! Watch for new T-shirt, toques, caps, stickers, etc. designed by all three of Black Ohm artists; Dave “PEPE” Petko, … Read More
Black Ohm Tattoos
Jan 15 2019 – Jan 5 2020 all-day
12:00 am
The site of the Britannia Mine Museum is itself an exhibit – between the historical machinery and heritage building, there is plenty to see and do. The museum’s permanent exhibits also offer further insight into the social history of local … Read More
Britannia Mine Museum
12:00 am
Ongoing | Squamish Lil’wat Cultrual Centre The Squamish and Lil’wat Nations built our Cultural Centre to house and showcase our art, history and culture. Our vision is to share our cultural knowledge to inspire understanding and respect amongst all people. … Read More
Squamish Lil'wat cultural centre
12:00 am
Art Opening: Through The Looking Glass: An ARTventure December 8, 2018 – January 27, 2019 | Free Admission |The Gallery at Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler Have you ever wondered what the story behind a painting is? Not just the … Read More
Maury Young Arts Centre
Jan 15 2019 – Jan 6 2020 all-day
12:00 am
Ongoing | Whistler Museum, Whistler The Whistler Museum tells Whistler’s stories from fun-loving pioneers, to the creation of Whistler Blackcomb, to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Whistler Museum
Jan 15 – Apr 30 all-day
12:00 am
Celebrating the wild and sacred nature of Canada. Visit Mountain Galleries to explore artworks inspired by Canada’s landscape and our artists’ adventures. Mountain Galleries has supported Canadian artists for 26 years.
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont
Jan 15 @ 7:00 am – Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm
7:00 am
The Ferry Building Gallery is pleased to showcase original acrylics by Alli van Gruen in the Lower Atrium of the West Vancouver Municipal Hall
West Vancouver Municipal Hall
9:00 am
Fun. Fabulous. Uplifting. Magical. These are just a few of the ways that parents describe Music Together. Each week in Music Together classrooms around the world, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, big kids—and the grownups who love them!—gather to make music as … Read More
Myrtle Philip Community Centre
Jan 15 @ 3:30 pm – Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm
3:30 pm
This five month performing arts development program will set a new standard for kid’s theatre in Whistler, and further elevate the cultural heartbeat of our community. STAGE 1 Improv & Ensemble Training – (4 weeks – 2hr/week) – $15.00/hr = … Read More
Maury Young Arts Centre
12:00 am
Self-Guided | Throughout the Seat to Sky Corridor Self-Guided. Want Whistler arts and culture at your fingertips? Discover public art, galleries, and the Cultural Connector. Arts Whistler’s Culture maps are a catalyst for creative discovery. Explore the digital map or … Read More
Whistler
Jan 16 all-day
12:00 am
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3pm | Fridays, 3pm, 5:30pm and 7:00pm Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 3pm Knowledgeable and friendly docents will provide visitors with an introduction to the Audain Art Museum and the treasures that are housed within its picturesque … Read More
Audain Art Museum
9:00 am
Fun. Fabulous. Uplifting. Magical. These are just a few of the ways that parents describe Music Together. Each week in Music Together classrooms around the world, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, big kids—and the grownups who love them!—gather to make music as … Read More
Myrtle Philip Community Centre
Jan 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
3:00 pm
Mondays & Wednesdays | 3-6pm | Whistler Olympic Plaza, Whistler Whistler knows how to après and now the whole family can celebrate a great day on the slopes with even more fun at the Olympic Plaza. Parents can share stories … Read More
Whistler Olympic Plaza
Jan 16 @ 3:30 pm – Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm
3:30 pm
This program is a weekly after school gathering for kids aged 7 and up and will run for 9 consecutive weeks until March break. Each week, we’ll begin with a group warm-up designed to generate and develop team mentality & … Read More
Maury Young Arts Centre
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
January 9 – April 24, 2019 Wednesdays | 6-8pm | Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler | 16+ Drop-In $15 | Punch Pass (4 classes) $48 | Arts Whistler member $44 Improve your figure drawing skills by emulating the human form … Read More
Maury Young Arts Centre
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019 | 6-8pm | Location TBA An introduction to acting techniques, scene study and character development with Angie Nolan. whistleractorsphere.com
TBA
Jan 16 @ 6:15 pm – Mar 13 @ 8:30 am
6:15 pm
Are you willing, wanting, or scared sh!^less to step into a conversation not typically had? This is a 9 week commitment guaranteed to transform how you relate to yourself…and the world. Learn and practice the art of improv!   Beyond … Read More
Maury Young Arts Centre
12:00 am
Every Thursday and Sunday | 5:45pm | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler From December 13, 2018 to April 18, 2019, the First Nations Winter Feast & Performance will feature a Northwest Coast inspired menu, Indigenous World Winery wines and craft … Read More
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Jan 17 all-day
12:00 am
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3pm | Fridays, 3pm, 5:30pm and 7:00pm Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 3pm Knowledgeable and friendly docents will provide visitors with an introduction to the Audain Art Museum and the treasures that are housed within its picturesque … Read More
Audain Art Museum
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
Thursdays | 11am-12:30pm | Whistler Public Library, Whistler Make new friends! Parent-Infant Drop-In provides an opportunity to develop a supportive social network with other parents of young babies. Guest speakers will present parenting information on a variety of topics. This … Read More
Whistler Public Library
5:45 pm
The First Nation Feast is back for the winter season. Every Thursday and Sunday at 5.45 pm from December 13 to April 18, the First Nation Winter Feast will feature a Northwest Coast inspired menu, Indigenous World Winery wines and … Read More
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019 | 6-8pm | Location TBA A fine tuning class for experienced actors looking to learn more and hone skills for film and television acting with Angie Nolan whistleractorsphere.com   Photo Credit; Pixabay.com
TBA
6:00 pm
Thursdays 6:00pm to 8:00pm Teens will sing, dance, act and do improv preparing for the March 10th show
Maury Young Arts Centre
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
January is a time for renewal, rejuvenation, and reinvention. In this workshop you will take all of your ideas, thoughts, dreams and wishes and create a vision board that lets you have fun while creating what you want for yourself … Read More
Whistler Public Library
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Thursdays | 6-7:30pm | Myrtle Philip Community School, Whistler Whistler Youth Community Band is open to students from any school in grade 5-12, we are also actively looking for beginners to join our group. The band happens every month, and … Read More
Myrtle Philip Community School

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