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Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

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very good history of local occurences

a variety of visual and physical exhibits,chronological and detailed history laid out in such a way... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Karen L
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Lake Country, Canada
Great insight into history and culture of the Secwepemc people

Having visited the Secwepemc Museum some years ago when it first opened, I was pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
Paul H
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The Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park is located along the banks of the beautiful South Thompson River. The Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park consists of both an inside and outside viewing experience for visitors. The tour of the museum offers a rich...more
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200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops, British Columbia V2H 1H1, Canada
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

a variety of visual and physical exhibits,chronological and detailed history laid out in such a way that a clear picture was formed of these events

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen L
Reviewed September 7, 2018

An extensive collection of artifacts and information on the Indigenous people of the Kamloops area. Includes outdoor park area with reconstructed pit houses. Not open weekends, so plan to go midweek.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank YVR_Road_Tripper
Reviewed June 20, 2018

As a teacher and parent I have done the tour of this residential school three times and it is exceptional. The site is very, very special and something I believe everyone would benefit and learn from. I can't use the word enjoy obviously, the topic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sarah N
Reviewed May 27, 2018

I found the museum very interesting since I am First Nations and like to learn of the customs of all people from different spots in our beautiful world. I totally enjoyed walking on the path and imagining what it was like 50 to 100 years...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

Having visited the Secwepemc Museum some years ago when it first opened, I was pleasantly surprised by the new cultural exhibits, but what particularly impressed me were the insightful comments of our tour guide Sabrina, who really brought the two tours I participated to life....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed May 24, 2018

Our group went on both of the 1 1/2 hour tours offered - the Residential School Tour and the Pre-Contact Tour. I was deeply impressed by the depth of knowledge of our guide Sabrina, and her honesty in communicating about the more difficult aspects of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Residential schools are part of Canada's recent history that many Canadians are starting to hear bits and pieces about. I've followed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission but visiting the museum offered me a fresh perspective that was deeply chilling but incredibly important. Our guide, Sabrina,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

My two children (aged 10 and 8) and I visited for a tour of the Residential School and the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park. Our guide provided both a cultural and personal context of the school and how it impacted her community and was willing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Barbara E
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I visited the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park with a multi-generational group of 20 friends. Our tour guide was warm and friendly, shared deeply of her own family's experiences, and was a fantastic ambassador of her people's culture. She did not shy away from the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited with a bunch of friends. You start off by watching a 20 minute video. Then there are three rooms to go through to see photos and museum artefacts. You can then head outside and walk around the grounds and see the traditional pit houses.

Date of experience: March 2018
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