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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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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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You want to have great desert experience than this is the place to go. The natives have done an excellent job at displaying how they have and continue to live.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Maria O
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Alberta, Canada
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Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You want to have great desert experience than this is the place to go. The natives have done an excellent job at displaying how they have and continue to live.

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

Thank you for your short but sweet review of the Centre. Our continuing success is something we love to share with guests from everywhere, so we appreciate your input. Lim Limt. (thank you) More 

Revelstoke, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a short trip to visit family we stumbled upon this wonderful facility and after some confusion if they were open or not, we had a very informative hour touring the Cultural Centre. Our host (marketing director) was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the history of the first nations peoples in the area. The videos we watched were very well... More 

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

Lim' Limt' (Thank you) for your positive review of the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. It was a pleasure to give you information about the Osoyoos Indian Band and the Okanagan culture. We hope you come again. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre in July with my daughter and her boyfriend. We found the indoor displays very informative about the history and challenges of these people. The outdoor displays were also very good, set against the backdrop of the surrounding landscape. We caught the tail end of a live performance by a youth in full regalia... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Centre and the surrounding environment, we are happy to showcase our lifestyle and history with you. Our summer programming in 2015 was top notch with a lot of youth involved in sharing themselves and the culture and we hope you come back to get a full experience here. Once again, thank you (lim... More 

Oliver, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

If in the Osoyoos area check this out. Bring the kids too as you will learn lots of this local band's heritage. I learned a lot.

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Oliver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The osoyoos Indian band spared no cost on this cultural/historical centre. The walk way has many well made metal statues resembling cultural ways of life. The pit house gives one a sense of the living quarters back in the day. The interpretive centre shows a great video on the myth of the coyote, along with shows relating to the flora... More 

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Halifax
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I found this place, to be honest a bit boring. I did like the walkways, which were well maintained. There was a section that had been closed recently though so we did not see it all. I did see a snake though,

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The center gives an excellent insight into native culture. Bob gave a great presentation about native way of life customs. (visited Aug 2013)

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We enjoyed a full day here when my kids were 7 years old. They still talk about the real rattle-snake we saw on the path (and they are 17 now) Professionally developed and well presented displays. We found it well worth the time.

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Thank John H
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Very nicely set up wine shop with beautiful decor and pieces of art to look at. Nice pieces of history to read on the walls and friendly staff.

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Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I enjoyed learning about the history of the people of the Osoyoos Indian Band, and also about the flora and fauna of the area.

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