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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Excellent opportunity to learn

The building is a thing of beauty. Very interesting construction. We were delighted to be greeted... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kingston, Canada
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Ideal for the family and very interesting

Learned so much about the culture of our the earlier years of our area told in a very interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barb P
Osoyoos, Canada
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The Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre is a 9,000 square-foot interpretive centre that exhibits 2 films, the Inkameep Day School Art Collection, indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits, a 1.5 km walking trail, and reconstructed traditional Okanagan...more
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1000 Rancher Creek Rd | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
+1 250-495-7901
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All reviews snake show first nations gift shop metal sculptures short movie walking trails beautiful building guided tour indian band nice walk on display nk mip well worth the visit off season wine tasting snakes rattlesnake
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The building is a thing of beauty. Very interesting construction. We were delighted to be greeted by Derek who took the time to explain that not all Indigenous people are the same. He was so knowledgeable and generous sharing his knowledge and time. We came...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned so much about the culture of our the earlier years of our area told in a very interesting and educational way. Go back in time on an exclusive tour and museum with full feature movie and entertainment. This adventure takes all day to really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barb P
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

If you love history, if you love the land and enjoy beautiful and artistic things .. well you need to share a visit here. First the gentlemen/host was phenomenal, very passionate and so knowledgeable about the land. I learned so much in the short two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We had visited once before in August, this time cooler weather allowed us to do the full desert loop, well worth it. A display of children’s art from decades ago was excellent in quality and presentation. An excellent job of telling the Osoyoos’ band story.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

We walked up from Osoyoos and explored the museum and desert trail. We loved the metal sculptures which illustrated the First nations traditional way of life (and the rattlesnake on view). Wonderful scenery and interesting signs explaining the use of the various plants etc. Then...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike P
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We found the walk and the film at the cultural center very informative, interesting and thought provoking. I’m glad we did the walk in October because I think it would be very hot in the summer!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

This place was well worth the visit. I especially enjoyed walking on the trail behind the center and learning about the First Nations people who first made their homes in this beautiful area and continue to do so. I also loved the gift shop and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lindarea2018
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Loved the history of the Nk'Mip Indians...the schooling, the desert, the precious stones, etc. It sure brings into perspective what eons ago were like. Very interesting and informative...LOVED IT!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken R
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Spent an hour and a half visiting this centre. Saw the displays and one of the videos plus did the walk which has lots of informative signs. Would not like to do on a hot day as very little shade.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Les B
Reviewed September 26, 2018

First off, the architecture of the building is fabulous as it is unobtrusive and blends into the landscape. I liked the introductory movie a lot as I did the beadwork and art on display. Interesting info also about school. The trails are nice and I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thank you for your review. First thank you for admiring the world famous architecture of the Cultural Centre and our exhibits which are an important part of our history here in Osoyoos. Second, our gift shop does have many different nations' giftware however, there is...More

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April 14, 2018|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
Good morning. Typically we are open in October, however admission would be by donation unless other wise specified.
Les B
February 1, 2018|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
Good morning. The Centre (as well as Osoyoos in general) winds down slowly around this time. There wouldn't be any guided tours or extra programs like we would during the summer months but it does give the opportunity to... More
February 27, 2017|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
Marketing Manager Derek Bryson here, the Centre hasn't decided the summer schedule but typically we've been open starting at 9:30am until 5:00 or 6pm. We will be updating the website once we can nail down a more exact time... More