• 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.

Recently, I wrote about Santa Fe, New Mexico’s new Sky Railway, which made me think about all the train tie-ins for groups in the U.S. Mountain West and western Canada. Several tourist trains offer special events that groups can tag onto and allow private rental of train cars, and there are venues and museums that celebrate the railroad’s front-and-center place in the development of the West.

 

The slopeside Viewline Resort Snowmass has reopened in the heart of Snowmass Village after a $40 million refresh. Previously known as The Westin Snowmass, this prominent property for meetings and events was purchased in December 2020 and has relaunched with a new name, elevated interior and exterior, and enhanced culinary offerings and guest programming.

 

Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Hotel Drover, an award-winning Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, focuses on simple pleasures and genuine hospitality. Kick-off your boots and stay awhile with 200 rustic-luxe rooms and suites. When ready, grab a hand-crafted cocktail or cold beer and wander outside to The Backyard at Hotel Drover, an outdoor oasis, with creekside seating, outdoor games, and seasonal live music.