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Whistler, Historic & Heritage Sites
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If you are looking for something cultural to do next time you visit Whistler, check out the new Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. The new Aboriginal museum showcases the local Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations through Native art, awesome exhibits and engaging performances, like the Cheif Jimmy Jimmy dance. You also get to view a spectacular 15 minute movie in HD and make a craft with real cedar bark in the upstairs gallery. The building is amazing, over 30,000 square feet with floor to ceiling windows revealing panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and forest. You can be inside warm and dry while still be able to appreciate the beautiful nature that Whistler has to offer. The Squamish and Lil'wat hosts are super friendly and genuine and provide interesting guided tours of the exhibits. The cafe has a modern indigenous menu like the Mountain Hoagie with bison salami, arctic muskox and wild boar prosciutto. They also have more familiar foods like salmon chowder and a variety of salads. The gift shop is staked with incredible Native art, carvings, moccassins, clothing etc. This place is a major addition to Whistler and a must see! It is so unique.