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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Address: 1000 Rancher Creek Road | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-495-7901
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Osoyoos
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
Owner description: The Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre is a 9,000 square-foot interpretive centre that exhibits 2 films...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
Owner description: 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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Langley, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

There were rattlesnake signs everywhere, and only one poor rattlesnake in a tank on display. I felt sorry for it, especially when it was dropped out of a sack onto the stage by two teen girls, who were giving a snake demo. I could hear the snake thump onto the ground, I felt really bad for the snake. They charge... More 

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Osoyoos, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The visit to the attraction was during the summer months . Very hot outside, however the culture Center is nicely cooled for visitors comfort. The snake interpreter was very informative about the different species living in the local habitat . We found the stories, drumming, and native dancing very fascinating.

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DerBryson, Marketing Manager at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this review

Lim Limpt' (thank you) for your review. it is good to know we are still on your mind even after a month or more has passed. We were trying new things this year and based on other reviews and one-on-one interactions we were impressed with feedback so we will continue to strive to be a hospitable 1st Nations attraction. Hope... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

People really should not miss this Centre. It was well worth the visit. The fellow was so informative. It is very well et up.

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DerBryson, Marketing Manager at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this review

Short and to the point! Thank you for your concise review of the cultural Centre, we are extremely proud of our heritage and are happy to share it with you. Thank you again. More 

Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Beautiful centre in a beautiful location, the staff friendly and informative and there is just so must to see. Definitely worth a visit if you are stopping or passing through Osoyoos.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The band has done a wonderful job of presenting the background of the Osoyoos Indians and in presenting the desert and the native wildlife. The hotel, spa and winery are top notch!

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Loved the curated walk through the desert! It was great to learn about the desert from a people that have lived in it for centuries.

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Cochrane, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I visited this resort to taste some of their wines a few weeks back. We were impressed with the layout of the resort, and with the desert landscape. The wine experience was good, friendly and informative. When we come back to Osoyoos next time we might check this place out and stay for a day or two.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have just returned from this centre (1:15 pm Friday October 3, 2014) and could not believe the rudeness exhibited by the native manning the reception (cashier) counter. There is no call for being arrogant and disrespectful. Also he was adamant that upon paying the entrance fee that I was obligated to do things his way or not at all.... More 

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DerBryson, Marketing Manager at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this review

Lim Limpt (thank you) For your detailed review. We apologize and are sorry you didn't have a pleasant experience at the Cultural Centre. Over the years we have read reviews and listened to guests tell us their unhappiness or general lack of attention when it comes to what is inside, so steps were taken to make sure when people arrive... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We drove to Osoyoos for the weekend and one of the main reasons for our visit was to see the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. We knew about it, and hadn't been able to visit the area for a long time. It was very well worth the trip. The audio/visual presentations are very interesting - don't miss them - and the... More 

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Pezinok, Slovakia
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Such a beautiful building with wonderful architecture! Except the super ugly "OPEN" neon sign outside. I liked the trail right next to the centre. Since we were visiting out of season, no guides were available, neither any additional shows as mentioned in other comments here on TripAdvisor. We have seen a snake in one of the terrariums in the outside... More 

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