Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
"The Squamish and Lil’wat Cultural Centre is a family-focused centre where you may discover the legends, people, art, history and culture of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations. Feel your heart beat in time to the drum as you're welcomed in traditional song by people from the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations -- Look around in wonder at the bold art and beautiful cultural artifacts -- Learn about the traditions of the ancient Salish people through their songs and stories -- Hear stories which have been passed down through generations, like the tale of how thunder and lightning were made by a majestic bird and a killer whale -- Listen to your guide and discover the importance of the cedar tree and the significance of the mountains, sea and rivers to the Salish people -- Gather round a hand-carved journey canoe and marvel at the craftsmanship. Discover how hot rocks and steam were used to strengthen these magnificent boats -- Create a cedar bark bracelet inside a traditional Squamish longhouse -- Wander along a short interpretive trail that passes through a stand of old-growth forest in the Upper Village -- Explore the gallery and gift shop -- Take home a piece of authentically-crafted BC aboriginal artwork -- Taste delicious First Nations-inspired cuisine at the Thunderbird Cafe. Savour a bowl of salmon chowder or bannock with venison chili." --
From Library Staff
Visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler. One free family pass valid for one week, for one family admission.
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