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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

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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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fantastic facility, friendly personnel. well worth a visit here. Our dessert walk was cut short by a bear roaming in the area ... good reminder that these hills are WILD.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

fantastic facility, friendly personnel. well worth a visit here. Our dessert walk was cut short by a bear roaming in the area ... good reminder that these hills are WILD.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Little walk with some education signs about the Nk'Mip tribe in the area and how they have progressed to be a huge presence in the valley. Spent 45 on the walk, little shade, good for a overcasted day, despite overcast still wear sunscreen, the winery is also nearby along with a patio for lunch(reserve early)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Our children (5,5 and 7)loved it here- it's fairly small inside but there are great trails outside and also the live shows captivated them- especially the snake show! While we were there we went also to the resort's winery for a tasting and had lunch in the resort bistro- antipasti which we all enjoyed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The tour took about 40 minutes and was well presented by the two young people who guided us. It was interesting for the entire family, but likely more for the adults. Take a special look at the wall on the way into the centre-it's construction is quite unusual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A bit smaller than we expected, but still worth a look. Very interesting. Walking trails are great, if it wasn't so hot we would've loved to walk more. Great views and lots of wildlife. Wish we could have stayed long enough to see the snake show, as we heard that's great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took reluctant kids 9 and 11, but they ended up really liking it. Very informative guided walk with young lady, saw a sweat lodge and authentic underground winter home and unexpectedly met an owl living in the house! The dancing and singing show was fantastic and we learned a lot from the snake show too. Hotter than blazes but really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place to visit to really experience the natural desert. The 45 minute tour was very informative. Bring a hat and water. Most of the cultural exploring is outside there are a few items inside and shows going on. Small Gift store with interesting items. Water available for sale. We missed out but there was a Salmon Dinner happening on... More 

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Sooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Awesome and informative. I loved walking the trails behind the centre and seeing some of the displays set up. It was a very hot day so not many people were on the trails and it was nice being able to be alone and enjoy the scenery without all the crowds.

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

Great review. Thank you for taking the time to visit us and enjoy our facilities. Sometimes everyone needs to have a relaxing time by themselves and just take in the sights and smells of the wilderness. Lim Limt (thank you) More 

Penticton, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Brought the family down cause we'd heard so much good about this place, words cannot describe how great it is. Absolutely stunning facilities and views, very educational, wonderful well informed staff, we're definitely coming back to check the rest of it out and to take in the shows again. we made a day trip just to come visit, will do... More 

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

Lim Limt, Thank you, for your very well-written review of the Cultural Centre. We have been very pleased with our staff this year and the they have done a stellar job in performing tasks and shows. We hope you spread the word and come back again for another visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a great day here. The guided tour was well worth it. Our guide was a young girl who really knew her lore and history. Not only did we learn a lot about their people's history but we were well entertained also by her anecdotes and sense of humor. The singing and dancing demonstrations later were also worth attending.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Cultural Centre. Our staff this year is almost all youth who want to showcase their pride in the First Nations culture and we are thrilled you had a fun and educational experience. We will pass on this message to them and we hope you visit again in the future. More 

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