Vancouver - Whistler Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Rail Tour
Available May - October 2012
Travel by rail on a breathtaking three hour train trip between North Vancouver and Whistler. Enjoy a traditional Native Cuisine Feast and return to Vancouver the same day by rail.
Talking Totem Tours Vancouver - Whistler Railtour
2012 Net Rates per person: MAY - October
Departs From: North Vancouver
transfers included to the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Rail Tour
Number of Guests: Maximum 56 guests for group tour
10 hour coast classic railtour from $279
10 hour deluxe dome railtour from $470
Visitors from all walks of life have been invited to the premier mountain resort of Whistler, British Columbia, to share in the celebrations of the Skwxwu7mesh Lilwatul at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre . Designed in the forms of a Squamish Longhouse and developed by the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations, the building is a world-class cultural and interpretive centre located in Whistler, the host community for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.
The guided tour at the Squamish Longhouse style venue will provide an exceptional opportunity to meet First Nation people practicing their culture and witness the traditional music, art, filmed dance performances, drumming and a feast of Traditional West Coast Cuisine.
Your guide will escort you as you board the train in North Vancouver and travel through the traditional hunting corridor of the region's First Nations peoples to the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, BC.
This Centre, filled with mystical creatures, legends and history, invites all visitors on a journey; a journey through their territories to experience their art, culture and history. The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation welcomes you to visit their territories.
Morning rail Vancouver Departure: Includes Breakfast omelet, toast, fruit cup and coffee
Motorcoach pick-up & drop-off from downtown vancouver for Rail tour to Whistler
- Guided tour of Squamish & Lil’wat cultural centre
- Traditional native cuisine lunch feast
- Morning rail Vancouver Departure: Breakfast omelet, toast, fruit cup and coffee
Afternoon Lunch at venue:
Traditional First Nation Cuisine featuring only indigenous ingredients.
A choice of Dinginess crabcakes, local seafood hot pot, cedar planked wild salmon, roasted halibut & clams, grilled Pemberton vegetable salad, rotisserie venison & wild blueberries, salad of roasted Pemberton beets, Salt Spring goat cheese and balsamic vinegar; a smoked-salmon-and-bannock panini
Afternoon rail tour Whistler departure
High Tea English style with finger sandwiches, fruit scones, devonshire cream cakes, teas on afternoon train returning to North Vancouver. Bus transportation to hotel or airport.
add: $172 - $329 deluxe
add: $91 - $161 standard
The overnight tour package offers unsurpassed luxury and comfort in a distinctive hotel setting nestled at the foot of Blackcomb and Whistler mountains.
The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is within walking distance to the condo - style rooms and 3 blocks to Whistler village.
Ask us about arranging hotel pick-up, accommodations and guided tours that will allow you to take full advantage of your visit to Whistler.
Squamish and Lil'wat Nations
The Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and L’il’wat7úl (L’íl’wat Nation) have co-existed respectfully as neighbors since time immemorial. For thousands of years, members of both Nations inhabited a shared village near Whistler known as Spo7ez.
In March 2001, the Squamish Nation and L’íl’wat Nation jointly signed a historic protocol agreement committing them to continued cooperation in matters of cultural and economic development, and co-management of their shared territory. The only one of its kind in Canada, this agreement affirms the Nations’ shared heritage and profound desire to work together harmoniously.
In an unprecedented cooperative venture, the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation have created the Squamish L’il’wat Cultural Centre in the premier mountain resort of Whistler, British Columbia, a host community for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games.
The Squamish L’íl’wat Cultural Centre project embodies the spirit of partnership between the Squamish Nation and L’íl’wat Nation, their shared values around preserving and sharing their traditional cultures. The Centre represent two Nations on a Shared journey.
The inspiration of the building comes from a Squamish Longhouse and a L’il’wat Istken. The 30,400 square foot complex was created by both Nations to share their culture with the world. Two Welcome Figures greet visitors from around the World and a series of pictographs surround the Centre displaying markers made by the Nations.
A gift gallery representing local First Nations artisans is on the lower level with the restaurant.
Contact Talking Totem Tours if you want to have an exhilarating cultural experience.
Talking Totem Tours
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