$54 for a Medicine Walk and Admission for Two to Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre from Blackcomb Adventures in Whistler ($109.76 Value)

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  • One-hour tour
  • Songs & storytelling
  • Identify medicinal plants
  • Squamish & Lil’wat exhibits

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While wilderness walking tours enable adventurers to explore the forest leisurely, wilderness running tours enable adventurers to challenge bears to foot races and force trees to switch to shorter jokes. Commune with nature at a comfortable pace with today's Groupon: for $54, you get a medicine walk and admission for two to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre from Blackcomb Adventures in Whistler (a $109.76 value, including HST).

The native guides at Blackcomb Adventures lead visitors on a one-hour medicine walk through verdant Whistler, sharing their medieval-apothecary-like knowledge of ancient techniques used in harvesting the area’s flora and fauna. Walkers learn to identify medicinal plants traditionally used by the Squamish and Lil’wat peoples in cooking, healing ceremonies, and caterpillar herding. Before the start of the tour, First Nations representatives and museum staff greet guests with a traditional welcoming ceremony, priming ears for plant call identification through song and storytelling. Adventurers arrive at the tour launch site with a leisurely walk to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

Upon returning to the cultural centre, guests peruse rotating featured exhibits through independent exploration or Squamish- and Lil’wat-ambassador-guided tours. A 15-minute documentary educates museum-goers in the traditions, modern life, and poker tells of both First Nations peoples. Obedient hands are rewarded for keeping to themselves with create-your-own crafts, and patrons can visit the gift shop for ready-to-admire First Nations–made artwork. The centre’s outdoor exhibits are designed in the style of two traditional dwellings—the Squamish longhouse and the Lil’wat Istken, a semisubterranean pit dwelling. Participants should allow at least an hour for the museum.

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Customer Reviews

Killer!!! Definitely again next year!
Matt S. · October 31, 2016
Nice service. Poured rain on us an hour in.
David C. · September 21, 2016
Great place, great experience!
Marlon H. · September 13, 2016
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    Whistler

    4584 Blackcomb Way

    Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

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