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he Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre resides on six-acres of beauty near the Fitzsimmons Creek in the Upper Village of Whistler, BC. Conveniently located across from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and the Four Seasons Whistler visitors to this gem of a mountain get-away will enjoy visiting this exciting destination and take a breather from the hustle of the Village. The Centre showcases the history, art, and heritage of the Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations through incredible drumming performances, guided tours of the museum, interactive, contemporary and outdoor exhibits, and craft workshops such as cedar grass bracelet making. The main feature, The Great Hall, captures the spectacular mountain and forest views through curved glass plank walls. Showcasing hand-carved cedar welcome figures, pictograph-embossed boulders, massive spindle whorls, and a series of cedar canoes, some which are suspended from the hall's soaring ceilings.

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Unique to Whistler, the Ă?stken Hall is a stunning circular glass room with a natural cedar wood interior that makes it a breath-taking location for events, especially for those seeking a unique wedding venue.

Before the opening of the SLCC, Squami and Lil'wat culture 84 had been virtually invisible in Whistler, even though artifact dating from 25,000 years ago have been discovered and dated.

The three-storey facility also features specialized meeting spaces, a museum, multi-media theatre, an expansive patio overlooking Blackcomb Mountain, gift shop with authentic Squamish and Lil'wat art, and a cafe.

The Squamish Nation are the original inhabitants of the tract of land starting i Vancouver's Stanley Park, across to No and West Vancouver, over to the Gibson area, and up to Squamish, and Whistler.

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Folio.YVR ☆ Issue 4/5 ☆ Luxury Lifestyle Magazine ☆ Vancouver, BC ☆ July/August 2019