• Beautiful Spaces & Winter Feast at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

     
    POSTED February 14, 2022
     
  • Beautiful Spaces & Winter Feast at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

     
    POSTED February 14, 2022
     
  • Beautiful Spaces & Winter Feast at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

     
    POSTED February 14, 2022
     
  • Beautiful Spaces & Winter Feast at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

     
    POSTED February 14, 2022
     
  • Beautiful Spaces & Winter Feast at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

     
    POSTED February 14, 2022
     

Groups and individual travelers can spend Friday evenings in Whistler with the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) Spo7ez Performance Team throughout the winter. Experience a culinary journey that blends traditional ingredients with modern plates while SLCC's cultural ambassadors dressed in regalia share songs and stories from Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation. To learn more about these two distinct cultures, visit the Great Hall and exhibits and watch a 15-minute film to delve deeper into their stories, shared territories and heritage. 

The centre is located on the shared traditional territories of the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations in Whistler’s Upper Village and has three distinct event spaces with outstanding views available for rent. 

Great Hall on the main level accommodates up to 300 for a reception or 150 for a sit-down dinner. Weavings, canoes, carvings and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Lost Lake and Garibaldi Mountain Ranges are sure to impress guests. Great Hall rental includes the 78-seat Theatre.

The 5,000-square-foot Mezzanine Patio has 2,500 square feet of retractable awnings, and a fire pit provides ambiance for after-dinner drinks and storytelling as well as pre-event conversation.

Istken Hall is a round room with wraparound windows that can be used in combination with the neighboring cafe/lounge space. Istken Hall, Longhouse and the Theatre work well for meetings by provide inspiring space for collaboration and creativity.

Turn any occasion at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre into something really meaningful with cultural enhancements like performances, an indigenous-inspired feast through the in-house catering team, and workshops where attendees learn how to make dreamcatchers, wool woven pouches, small drums, cedar paddle rattles or beaded earrings.

Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana, has named Molly Smith and Kristen Snavely co-general managers of the all-inclusive luxury property situated in the Bitterroot Valley. Smith is returning to Triple Creek Ranch after a brief hiatus. Previously serving as GM for four years after working her way up from pastry chef, she has since perfected her skills at The Inn at Hastings Park in Massachusetts, another Relais & Châteaux property. 

 

With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.  

 

The latest addition is the availability of Spanish-speaking guides. 

Based in Boulder City, Nevada, Evolution Expeditions has been running kayak tours since 2006. Today, the outfitter offers fully customizable tours that can include hiking for groups of up to 60 guests, whether it’s a half-day break from meetings or a full day expedition.