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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Osoyoos, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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London, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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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DerBryson, Marketing Manager at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this review

Wey!! Thank you! This was short, to the point and oozes everything we love to hear about the Centre and the land it is on! More 

Port Coquitlam, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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