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Honor Local Heritage at These Awesome Attractions

June 30, 2022

Canada Day is right around the corner! On July 1, Whistler will celebrate everything that makes Canada so special. But Canada Day isn't the only day we're celebrating in Whistler! Here are a few of our favorite local attractions that honor our heritage all year long! 


Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre contains cultural exhibits that revolve around the Squamish & Lil'wat Nation. Ambassadors from both the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations provide guided tour experiences hourly, and educational events frequently take place! This amazing museum is an outstanding resource for learning about the history of the region. 

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre will also be leading many of Whistler's Canada Day celebrations on July 1, 2022. For more on these events, see: https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/local-news/resort-municipality-of-whistler-announces-canada-day-festivities-5515093

Whistler Museum

The Whistler Museum is a great place to learn about Whistler's history, from its days as rugged wilderness to the creation of the world-class resort! The museum chronicles stories from Whistler over the years. 


Whistler Mountain Inukshuk

The Whistler Inukshuk is a sculpture originally designed for the 2010 Whistler Olympics. The structure is based on traditional inuksuit (the plural form of the word) from Inuit culture. While the exact use is unknown, it is thought that these structures were used for navigation. Today, it is one of the unofficial symbols of Canada. The Whistler Inukshuk is a perfect photo spot!

What's your favorite heritage or cultural site in Whistler? Tell us in the comments!

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