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Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

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Address: 200-355 Yellowhead Highway, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-828-9749
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Description: The Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park is located along the banks of the...
The Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park is located along the banks of the beautiful South Thompson River. The Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park consists of both an inside and outside viewing experience for visitors. The tour of the museum offers a rich history of the life of the Secwepemc people. Once inside the museum visitors can view "The Land of the Secwepemc" DVD, and can then immerse themselves in the beautiful artefacts and displays within the four galleries that are offered.Afterwards, the Heritage park offers a trail of over a kilometre of archaeological remains of a 2,000 year old Secwepemc winter village. The winter village consists of 4 reconstructed winter pit-houses, and summer tule mat lodges which feature various unique food preparation structures. In addition; for viewing pleasure, is one of Kamloops Marshes that is filled with beautiful wildlife and visitors may even be able to get a glimpse of the Coyote (Skelep) and her pups that are currently living in the area.
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Canadian First Nation past and present

We arrived during lunch (closed between 12-1) but did the walking tour of the village and the school. Found it informative, and my children learned about Secwepemc history and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2014
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Surrey, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We arrived during lunch (closed between 12-1) but did the walking tour of the village and the school. Found it informative, and my children learned about Secwepemc history and culture.

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Menifee, CA
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited this museum today and found it to be very interesting. Not high tech or innovative, but the displays were well labeled, and the staff was very friendly and informative. We toured the grounds and especially enjoyed seeing the summer and winter homes. The history is sad at points as these people were poorly treated as were the natives... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you're in this area, go and visit this museum. It's part of a Sushwamp community project and run by a band. Very eye opening and interesting.

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London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a great local museum for a 90 minute visit. The cost is very reasonable, just $20 dollars for a family ticket, the staff are really enthusiastic and knowledgeable and give you an excellent overview of First Nation culture and customs. The reconstructed houses in the park are also fascinating. Well worth the visit.

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Ascot,
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243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent place to get closer to First Nation culture and people. It may not have the monumental carvings of the MOA but you learn a lot more about how First Nation people live and lived. It is relatively small but there are some good exhibits and the staff are very helpful and friendly - though it does... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

One of the best, and most comprehensive First Nations museums in B.C that I have been to. If you love anthropology/archaeology you will probably find yourself spending hours here as I did. While I could have done without the introductory video, I did find the museum displays to be very well presented, informative, and well lit. Interesting displays and dioramas... More 

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Sooke, Canada
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75 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The individual at the museum, I forget her name, was a wealth of information. She introduced us to the Secwepemc people and then led us through a time of discovery. Well worth going. We took a short walk through the park where buffalo hides were being prepared - what a fantastic opportunity for children and adults to participate in.

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The museum itself is small but very well set up. The park outside is a wonderful walk among the pit houses.

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Excellent museum , well displayed and full of interesting information on the Secwepemc or Shushwap people. I learned so much by having been there.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

For $10, you really can't go wrong. An interesting look into the local history of British Columbia, complete with a recreated winter village. Easily seen in about 2 hours.

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