The Salish Stroll, a First Nations botanical pathway, opens in Whistler Monday June 29 at 2pm

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC), Fairmont Chateau Whistler and members of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations will host a celebration and blessing honouring the opening of “Salish Stroll” on Monday June 29, from 2pm, at the SLCC.

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This ethnobotanical pathway has been designed in partnership with Fairmont Chateau Whistler and the SLCC to guide Fairmont Chateau Whistler guests and Whistler visitors into existing trails maintained and interpreted by the Centre’s Aboriginal Ambassadors. The new path from the hotel to the Whistler Aboriginal Museum provides an interpretive journey where guests can immerse themselves completely in the arts, culture and heritage of the area’s First Nations. Salish Stroll winds through the forest and is punctuated by signage illustrating the relationship the First Nations people have with Whistler’s plants and trees. It was completed at the end of April 2015.

Xusém, an aboriginal berry drink, and bannock and salmon sandwiches will be served at the SLCC after the blessing and ribbon cutting for the new pathway. At 3pm those in attendance for the ceremony are welcome to enjoy a complimentary tour of the SLCC.

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