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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

1000 Rancher Creek Road | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
250-495-7901
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Osoyoos
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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... more » 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. « less
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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great place for families to see. We watched a short movie and chatted with a staff member. Lots things for sale. All very educational.

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

As we were walking up to the building we passed a fellow with a snake in a bag, so yes there are snakes around the trails, so the warning signs are there for a reason. Not a lot of displays but enjoyed the live snake presentation. I enjoyed wandering a long the trails seeing the different vegetation and cactus. Is... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed both the indoor cultural entertainment and the self guided walking trails. The staff were very friendly and keen to involve you in everything. Overall gave an insight into the history and culture of the First Nations people in this area. A must visit if you are in the Osoyoos area.

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great mix of things to look at, live performances, interactive performances, films, and a walk. I am not sure if I would go more than once unless they changed up displays as it wasn't huge. But a great size for Tweens to see it all before they wanted to go. Nice stuff in the gift shop too

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Spent a few hours here and thoroughly enjoyed it. A well represented museum of the First Nations. I really wanted to learn more about the First Nations whilst on holiday in the region & this delivered. Also has a great little gift shop.

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Boston. MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Chief Clarence Louie of the Nk'Mip tribe has built an absolutely top-quality hotel, winery, and cultural center. We found the Cultural Centre very interesting and educational. And, the lunch on the patio outside the wine-tasting room was wonderful.

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Okanagan Falls, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very impressed with the architecture of the center. Dyed concrete in various colours, inviting souvenir shop and what a live presentation. Don't miss the zzzzzzzschhhh Rattle Snake interpretation of any of the local Native Reps. Impressive business development on Native Land.

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Osoyoos, bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had gone on the hiking trail, my family ( 2 kids under the age of 6, one teen, 4 adults) all enjoyed this place. The gift shop is fully of original things! The show is wonderfull! The museum is just wow! I would tell people about this!

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

Wey' Lim Limpt. Thank you for your review of our Cultural Centre. Your short but sweet review is perfect and precise and we do encourage you to come back and definitely spread the word to anyone and everyone! Thank you again! More

Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had no idea this center existed when we stayed at the hotel next door. We liked the cultural center, enjoyed the snake show and REALLY liked the guided walk.

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

Thank you for staying with us at Spirit Ridge and for visiting the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. We take pride in being part of a wonderful tourism industry in Osoyoos and we are super-glad you enjoyed our facility and programs. We hope to see you again! Thank you! More

Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Not really knowing what to expect the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre was a really nice surprise. We spent a cool, rainy day (one of the few in Osoyoos in summer) here for something to do. It turned out to be fun for our whole group, including the kids. There are some nice displays, not too many so it does not... 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 appreciate any and all feedback so thanks again!! Our weather in Osoyoos is incredibly hot in the summertime so when any cool weather comes along we embrace it as much as our desert does. As for our activities you have touched on the essence of what we are trying to teach... More

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