Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre officially opened in 2008.  The Cultural Centre is fully supported by both the Squamish & Lil’wat Nations when the 2 nations came together for a historical protocol agreement in 2001.

With the 2 nations we’ve had the opportunity to train over 400 people from the nations to obtain their First Host & World Host Certificates.  We also run the Aboriginal Youth Ambassador program yearly, where we have the opportunity to have 6 youth at a time to obtain many certificates in the Tourism Industry also to express and share their culture.

We call upon our traditional dancer’s, drummer’s & singer’s to  share with us when we have host events here at the SLCC.  We offer and host different Craft workshop’s – making dream catchers, beading, wool-weaving & Cedar weaving.  We have an excellent consignment program with our Squamish & Lil’wat artist’s to keep our Gallery & Gift Shop full at all times. 75/25 split.

Before the SLCC opened we had our Squamish & Lil’wat artist’s create the original exhibitory that we have on display throughout our Great Hall. Large monumental pieces that are in place today from the cedar carved doors, wool woven blankets, large replicas of the Spindle Whorls, large cedar root woven mats could all be seen in our Great Hall.

The SLCC is still continuing to grow!! With the completion of Cultural Journey’s Phase I & II we are now in the process of Phase III where we will have even more welcome figures placed in our Great Hall.

We are located in Whistler, The Upper Village across from the Fairmont & Four Seasons Resort, in the shared territory of the Squamish & Lil’wat Nations.

Enjoy the Walkabout Tour of the SLCC!!

You can learn more about us at: www.slcc.ca.

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