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Address: 1000 Rancher Creek Road | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-495-7901
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Description: 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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Desert in Canada, yes it does exist.

I went there with my mom on a mother daughter trip and it was a nice place to visite. This Desert in the middle of BC. Couldn't believe it we had a place that was so warm and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Quebec City, Canada
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Quebec City, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went there with my mom on a mother daughter trip and it was a nice place to visite. This Desert in the middle of BC. Couldn't believe it we had a place that was so warm and sandy in Canada. There is also lots of amazing winery around there. Some delicious wine to taste and take home with you!

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Osoyoos, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

when you visit osoyoos you have to visit Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Center they give you an very information about our desert the animals who live here specially the ratel snakes, you can have an outside tour that showed you how they build the tippies en the guide tells you everything about it

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Osoyoos Band shows its entrepreneurial prowess with this incredible multi-dimensional development featuring a winery, condos and pool, RV park, golf course, hiking trail, exhibition and conference centre; and a restaurant with a view to die for!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This centre gives you an overview of First Nations culture in the area. It reviews the customs, living style, and traditions. There is a outdoor walk to observe some of the early ways of living. Excellent overview and quite well done.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this centre, learnt some info about First Nations in the area and then walked along the paths exploring aspects of the desert with the help of information on signs. It is well worth visiting this location and the wine tasting nearby. We found a number of great wines we enjoyed drinking.

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Bowen Island BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A great combination of natural beauty and education about the people that have lived there for millenia. Even though it was late May, it was very hot so make sure you dress appropriately , maybe even a parasol which could also fend off the rattlesnakes if needed. Kidding, although my wife did see a glimpse of some type of snake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The cultural centre is partially inside a beautiful and architecturally interesting building. Here there are informative displays, and two movies/presentations that play every 8-10 minutes. But it gets even better outside, where there are about 1.5km of wide walking path with informative signs and displays. The view of the valley is great, and you get an excellent sense for the... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This place gave us a wonderful explanation of the local Native band and was well decorated. The gift shop had some beautiful Indian Art and was very attractive to browse in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We attended two conference speakers in this facility and found the theatre to be extremely comfortable. We didn't have much time to explore the gift shop but what we did see looked amazing and reasonably priced.

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

We encourage everyone who has attended our theatres for presentations or speakers to come back when they can to enjoy all that we offer. You had a 'taste' and we hope you come back to experience the 'full meal deal.' Thank you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nice young man at the counter explained what we would see inside and the story of the tribe. It was very early in the season so not all parts of the display were available, but enjoyable non the less.

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Address: Address: 1000 Rancher Creek Road | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-495-7901
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Osoyoos

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