Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Osoyoos: Hours, Address, Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
About
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 village, and (visitor favourite) interpreter hosted programs which boast a fun filled experience for all ages! The centre is also an architectural marvel, and was built from local, sustainable materials.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Ontario, Canada1,146 contributions
Worth the stop for educationninside and out.
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Took the motorcycle from Rock Creek to this gem as our first stop. Very classy and professional. Learned about the private schools that existed on top of residential schools. Learned about a positive teacher who was removed by the government because of his teaching methodology.

Interactive learning both inside and outside. Bring water for your small hikes outside and suitable footwear etc.

Friendly, very educational staff with the cultural centre itself being very professionally built in the decor of the area.
Written July 18, 2021
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Raina D Lutz
1 contribution
Beautiful experience
Jul. 2021
Beautiful experience and loads of education for locals and travelers alike. Kind and well-versed staff for the interactive activities.
Written July 17, 2021
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FarFlungStarling
Qualicum Beach, Canada997 contributions
Gorgeous Desert Setting
Jul. 2021 • Couples
It was exceptionally hot and smoky on the day we visited so we were unable to enjoy the outdoor exhibits and desert trails. Inside there are several “movies” one in a traditional “pit” viewing area and the other is theatre style. Both enjoyable and educational. The displays are interesting but somewhat limited. There are a few snake a insect displays but as always it’s like finding Waldo to spot them. There is a very nice gift shop and the building itself is really beautiful inside and out and is accessible by ramps. Two “senior” admissions was $27.30.
Written July 14, 2021
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Tyler231
Vancouver Island, Canada2 contributions
Great experience.
May 2021 • Couples
Although the property was beautiful and the cultural centre provided an in-depth educational experience, the staff were my favourite part. Specifically, a gentleman named Derek, in the cultural centre. Derek was informative and helpful and went out of his way to speak with us and answer questions we had. This was a fantastic experience and I suggest it to anyone in the area. Thank you Derek for your time and hospitality.
Written May 3, 2021
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Lim Limt!! Thank you, for your incredible review of our Centre. We are very pleased to share our stories with guests and always hope for a positive interaction in our building. We hope you come back again and revisit our Centre when we are doing tours and snake shows!
Written May 6, 2021
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Love the beach
SICAMOUS96 contributions
Very Informative
Mar. 2021 • Couples
We visited the cultural centre on a quiet day so had the place to ourselves. We learned a lot by watching the films first as suggested by the curator and then doing the trail. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. Make it a stop on your list of places to visit while in Osoyoos.
Written March 23, 2021
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Edward K
Toronto, Canada39 contributions
Worthwhile visit
Nov. 2020
My wife and I were greeted by a knowledgeable host who was pleased to share information with us. The Centre is well laid out and provides a good half day immersion.
Written December 18, 2020
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada1,765 contributions
Be Early
Oct. 2020
We drove down from Kelowna and made a few stops along the way. By the time we arrived; it was a bit late to visit the site and do the walk. Disappointed. Better plan ahead next time.
Written December 2, 2020
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rharris665
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
A Great Learning Experience
Nov. 2020
Very informative with lots of neat treasures. If you're in Osyoos I would highly recommend visiting this centre
Written November 21, 2020
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TOby9992013
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
Worth the visit
Sep. 2020
We were very impressed with the centre. The history of the people as presented was informative and interesting. The desert walk was easy and you could walk at your own speed, there was covered seating in places where you could linger and enjoy the views.
Written September 29, 2020
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G Hall
3 contributions
Awesome place to see
Sep. 2020
Even though we didn't take the trail as it was too hot it was well worth the trip to see this place. They have a very nice store as well as friendly staff.
Written September 22, 2020
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  • Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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