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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

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Address: 1000 Rancher Creek Rd | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-495-7901
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The Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre is a 9,000 square-foot interpretive...

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.

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A walk to remember

We visited the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Center for the second time...the first being 7-8 years ago...and we were very pleased to see it had only improved over the years. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
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prince albert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Center for the second time...the first being 7-8 years ago...and we were very pleased to see it had only improved over the years. The cultural center had expanded greatly and was very interesting! We didn't take in the film presentations as we were eager to get out into the desert interpretive walk and so... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the NK'Mip Cultural Centre when you're in Osoyoos! It's a treasure trove of info about the Osoyoos people - past and present - and is simply fascinating. The interpretive trail is a must, and be sure to wander up to the Chief's Lookout: gives you a breathtaking view of the Osoyoos valley. And the fact that it's a... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We really enjoyed the personal tour that started at 10 am. Friendly guide with good knowledge of the history and flora of the desert surroundings. Worth the $12 cost.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Worth the 12 dollars as there was lots of well presented information and a great walk through the desert with useful little signs describing the plants and what they did with them. Metal sculptures and reconstructed teepee s, pit houses etc helped bring things to life.

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Thank MackerelSkies
Chilliwack, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Beautiful building, walking trails, and scenery. The interpretive centre left much to be desired. Very small given the overall size of the building, and few artifacts on display. One of the walking trails and two of the outdoor structures were closed for construction, the outdoor microphones on the displays didn't work. Some of the trail guide boards were very faded,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Building is beautiful surrounded by native landscape, with beautiful art sculptures. We started the day at 10am lead by a pleasant young man, then continued to the snake show which was very kid friendly and educational. We then followed the day by the dance show which was really cool. A great overall experience.

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Thank Anna L
Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We took the tour offered at 10AM and led by a knowledgeable, friendly, and pleasant young man. He took us through the landscape discussing the history and culture of his First Nations people. The scenery is beautiful; the building and artifacts of the cultural centre are worth the visit. Look especially at the art created decades ago by the children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spent all of our time in the gift store! Amazing handcrafted items, great prices and the staff are wonderful!

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The building is beautiful and reading about the history is very interesting. It's laid out nicely and the movie experience in the teepee is surprisingly great! We walked along the desert paths and thought over and over again 'what a good job these people have done'. It was a little unnerving with all the rattlesnake signs around but we got... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The building itself is architecturally modern, yet it looks like it belongs on the beautifully landscaped area. Upon entering the cultural center, we were immediately welcomed by a very friendly and approachable staff member. Even before we paid admission, he engaged us in a really interesting overview of his band culture and history. If you go, be ready for a... More 

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