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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

They have a small gift shop and a couple videos before you are able to go back to the hike/walking path, there you will be engulfed in a sea of sage bushes. It was really nice to be out there in nature but I can see how in the middle of summer it could get uncomfortably hot as there are... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It tells about the first nation life style and how they have survived. There is nice 30 mins trail. If you are lucky then you might see rattle snake :S

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Have been twice & the staff have been excellent - very informative & quite willing to tell their personal stories too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Our visit to this faciliy was most enjoyable. A great experience of local culture. Gave us a great understanding of the way First Nation people have embraced the current situation they find themselves in and are working hard to secure their futures.

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

Thank you, we appreciate your feedback. Our worlds are not that dissimilar though miles apart and we feel the human connection anytime we discuss our aboriginal/first nations heritage. Thank you for taking part in that experience. More 

Osoyoos, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Be prepared for a walk, sometimes a little hike up an incline, to see up close and real the traditional way of life of the indigenous peoples who reside here. A little pricey but very well done. Look around for discount coupons at Destination Osoyoos.

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Surrey, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Guides are available but we did the self-guided tour. The information was readily available for all flora and fauna. It is amazing to see what is in our "backyard". Very personable staff cared for our 2 dogs while we toured.

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

Wey' Lim Limpt' Hello and thank you!!! Our backyard is full of wonders and while it was still early in our season we appreciate all visitors and our desert still holds many marvelous sights and creatures! See you again soon we hope!! More 

Salt Spring Isla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Beautiful building, excellent guides and well worth visiting...don't miss it if you are visiting Osoyoos.

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

Short, sweet and to the point! Excellent review....we appreciate your time and visit! Please, see us again whenever you get to Osoyoos! More 

London, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Several summers ago, my husband and I came to Osoyoos to visit family and were introduced to the desert trails of Nk'Mip, which we enjoyed tremendously. We have recently had the pleasure of returning to the Okanagan and were thrilled to find the Cultural Centre open in winter. Although the film theatre was closed for repair, we enjoyed the interpretive... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Cultural Center. We feel the pride everyday and are happy you had a great experience. We hope to see you again in the future! Lim' Limp't (thank you). More 

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