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Address: toll free number: 1-877-899-0897, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
Phone Number: 877-899-0897, 250-495-2470
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Interpretive education and research facility that hosts one of the largest...
Interpretive education and research facility that hosts one of the largest concentrations of endangered plants and animals.
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Interesting attraction

First, you should not expect to see animals, it is pretty hot out there and they are smart enough to hide/sleep/hibernate when the weather is not nice enough! If you are able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

First, you should not expect to see animals, it is pretty hot out there and they are smart enough to hide/sleep/hibernate when the weather is not nice enough! If you are able to see one, consider yourself as lucky. This centre is more about understanding the desert: what kind of plans and animals live there and why is it an... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a good way to spend an hour or so--we went on a scheduled guided tour that was very informative, especially with respect to the ongoing debate about creating a new National Park in the Osoyoos area. We found out more about the natural history of the area, which supplemented some of the information we obtained through the Desert... More 

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

Nice little nature museum where you can learn about the wildlife from the surrounding area can spend 30-45 mins inside reading the information. There is an outdoor walk that is available, they give out maps to be returned, they recommended putting aside 1 to 1 and half for the walk. The site is only open during high tourist season so... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Liked the boardwalk but needed more in the interpretation centre. The handbook did not match what we were looking at.

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Sooke, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I really enjoyed the guided tour on the boardwalk. It was a hot day so water is a must if you go in the summer but its really neat to see all the plants and animals that live in the area. We saw a snake, a couple of rabbits and some dear. Its nice to have this little piece of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We came early in the morning and on a cloudy occasion, so it wasn't hot. This place deserves more visitors, as it really is educational. People should realize that deserts are an integral part of our natural resources, and like its opposite, the wetlands, service the natural world. It is a habitat for many creatures and flora. This is the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We stopped in here and took the guided tour along the boardwalk. Inside the little building are some interesting displays from the area. And the tour was nice. A short walk along the boardwalk, focusing mostly on plants of the area. No animals to be seen, as they mostly like to keep out of the heat. Slightly uneventful, but an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had the guided tour just on our own, it was a really good and informative trip. Someone gave this place a terrible review i think they were somewhere else. definitely worth a visit

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Lincoln, NE USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We enjoyed the walk and learning about the local flora and fauna. Very low key but informative. Unique ecosystem for Canada. Would do this if in the area.

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

Love this place ... sp informative ... people are soo friendly .. sights are awesome and when they have the wine event there .. it's the bomb!!

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