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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

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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...more
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1000 Rancher Creek Rd | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to have an OIB member provide our tour. Derek Bryson provides personal accounts and intimate stories to give our group the true history of OIB and the Okanagan people. Inspiring and the Center is a beautiful place of human and natural environments....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for generously sharing some of your culture with us, we had a really lovely time. We saw two snakes on the interpretive trail and met a young man who was working there made sure the endangered little darlings were safe and gently moved...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jobear1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive metal native statues, great water feature, enjoyed the wine tasting and very nice and reasonable restaurant.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank William C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cultural centre is very new and is well stocked with many unique items. It is an indigenous resort and blends perfectly with the surroundings. The staff was excellent. Attached is a winery with extensive wine tasting available at no charge. There is a lot...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Werner S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the life and times of the natives. It was bit chilly of a day with some mist but we were still able to take the self guided tour and explore the grounds with the displays. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sonarque
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Well worth the visit. The cultural displays were very informative. Walk the grounds and experience the desert. I especially liked the audio machine where you could here native words pronounced in their language. Very nice gift shop...friendly staff.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Went with a friend her daughter and 2 grandsons Unfortunately that day was a self guided tour as was not fully open for the Swanson Front desk gentleman was great very informative Did play a movie for us The outside trail is fun lots to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

It is removed from the town and sits high above offering quiet, tranquility and spectacular views of the lake and town. The structure fits with the desert in a very unobtrusive manner while drawing your attention to the unique beauty all around.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 491betht
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Thank you (lim limt) for your review of the Centre. We are pleased you had an enjoyable time and we hope you come back again. Our desert calls you.

Reviewed January 24, 2019

Very impressive building. Enjoyed the film presentation. The gift shop offered original hand made ware. Great artists. Staff was knowledgeable. We went at an off-season time. Missed the interpretive tour. Will have to come back explore and learn more of the Osoyoos Indian tribe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda H
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Wey' hello. Our sleepy town of Osoyoos sure comes alive in the spring/summer so we hope you come check us out when we are in full-swing. Thank you for reviewing our Centre.

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The building is a thing of beauty. Very interesting construction. We were delighted to be greeted by Derek who took the time to explain that not all Indigenous people are the same. He was so knowledgeable and generous sharing his knowledge and time. We came...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank susans1961
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Yey' Lim Limt (hello and thank you). We are very pleased you left with a sense of fulfillment in your visit. We strive to be authentic in your experience and we are super excited to know you had a great time here. Please think of...More

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April 14, 2018|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
Good morning. Typically we are open in October, however admission would be by donation unless other wise specified.
Les B
February 1, 2018|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
Good morning. The Centre (as well as Osoyoos in general) winds down slowly around this time. There wouldn't be any guided tours or extra programs like we would during the summer months but it does give the opportunity to... More
February 27, 2017|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
Marketing Manager Derek Bryson here, the Centre hasn't decided the summer schedule but typically we've been open starting at 9:30am until 5:00 or 6pm. We will be updating the website once we can nail down a more exact time... More