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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

1000 Rancher Creek Rd | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
+1 250-495-7901
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We have always enjoyed Cultural Centers and this didn't disappoint. 2 good movies to watch. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kathie V
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Rattlesnakes and Canada's answer to the Desert

I loved the tour at the NK'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. There is a live rattlesnake in a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
irisho_10
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Vancouver, Canada
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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 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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1000 Rancher Creek Rd | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
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+1 250-495-7901
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have always enjoyed Cultural Centers and this didn't disappoint. 2 good movies to watch. Lots of historical items and photos. Has a great gift shop.More

Thank Kathie V
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

"This didn't disappoint"! Words to live by when you come to the Centre and experience all that was have to offer. 2 Theatres that are well presented and developed, two galleries and even two different trail directions. Desert weather is fast approaching so we are...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved the tour at the NK'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. There is a live rattlesnake in a terrarium. Good displays, both inside and outside. Didn't know Canada had geography like this.

Thank irisho_10
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wey' (hello) and thank you for supporting the desert environment and the indoor/outdoor components of the Cultural Centre. We are glad we helped with your exploration of Canada's geography! Come back anytime! Lim Limt Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt there was a message you have to move with the times but also listen and learn from your elders. Heritage and history should be nurtured. The short movie was a insight into young people's recognition of their grandparents' wisdom. The walk around the...More

Thank Clare D
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello and thank you for your review of the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. History can be written every day and forgotten just as fast without the proper tools to teach and to remember. The film "Coyote Spirit" is a great example of listening and speaking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I went to the cultural centre and enjoyed a film about a young girl discovering her culture. Following the film, we toured the centre and explored art, traditional hunting, food preparation, residential school experience, all while viewing the magnificent desert landscape and...More

Thank Queeny1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally enjoyed the tour and presentation. It gave us a better insight in to the first Nation people in the Osoyoos era . Well done.

Thank Julius D
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Lim Limt (thank you) for your short but very sweet review. We will make sure our staff reads your kind words and come back to see us soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great centre. Support the First Nation and learn about their past, present and future. Good, brief history of stolen valuable land. One can only imagine how well they would doing today with all their lands!More

Thank JimW W
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wey' Lim Limt (Hello and thank you) for your review of the Cultural Centre and the Okanagan Peoples. In this day and age there needs to be a different type of warrior, or leader, and we are proud to have the businesses we do and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very educational and fun. Cool to learn about the surrounding area and all the critters. Very nice that we are able to go on a walk around the area to fully experience it all.

Thank SavannahLeigh_96
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Educational and Fun! You hit the nail on the head with those two words. Thank you for visiting our Centre and we are glad you had the experience you did. Please visit again. Lim Limt (Thank you)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are always a bit sceptical when they talk about heritage centers. Why? Normally they try to persuade you with re-enactments and a lot of show. NOT here. Here its more a "this is who we are, whom we have been, whom we want to...More

Thank lynn d
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lim Limt (Thank you) for your very awesome review of our Centre. The honor is ours to have displayed our culture to you. We are very glad you got to experience our desert and the flora/fauna that surrounds us here in Osoyoos. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy learning about local culture and history this is an absolute must. Even the children were interested and sometimes that is hard to accomplishMore

Thank unicornsanddragons
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lim Limt (Thank you) for your kind words about our Centre. A lot of thought had gone into planning on how to present our history and culture to all ages, not just adults or museum-goers. We do school tours for kids from Kindergarten all the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this Cultural centre about 9 or 10 years ago just after it opened, and found it just as Informative then as now.More

Thank worker033
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wey' Lim Limt (hello and thank you) for taking the time to review our Centre. I personally have worked here for 10 years myself and it is great to hear returning visitors say 'its as good as when we first came here 10 years ago.'...More

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Pat155013
Do you know the Hours of Operation for June & July 2017?
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
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aquacaliente
are you open in December over the Christmas break?
July 13, 2016|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
Hi there...we haven't actually decided whether we will be open in the winter but usually we try to be open for a couple of weeks before Christmas. If you check back on our website after September we will have a definite... More
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John H
is it going to open on March 13?
March 8, 2015|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
Our website says we are open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays only from 10am until 4pm. This should change in April but until then these are our current hours. Thank you.
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