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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Closes in 10 min: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Beautiful building housing gift shop, history of Osoyoos First Nations, nice film presentation & interpretive trails.

You enter through gift shop with interesting native crafts. Next is exhibit of First Nations life... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bob S
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Stratford, Canada
Interesting and hands on

Deserts are hot, do not do what we did and do the desert trail at noon! Along the trail are shady... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michelle P
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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 6 days ago

You enter through gift shop with interesting native crafts. Next is exhibit of First Nations life from past to present and an interesting 20 minute film showing development of young girl's grasp of traditions. You can then take several interpretive trails to see local landscapes....More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deserts are hot, do not do what we did and do the desert trail at noon! Along the trail are shady spots to rest and information about the area. Inside the cultural centre there were lots of activities for kids to do. We went to...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent spot - I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and the guides were outstanding. It was fire season so super smoky but such a unique environment- I’ll be back.

Thank AOIFE m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrating today's aboriginal culture, lamguage and knowledge, this cultural center is a gem. I loved the storytelling, the dances, the very interesting snake show, the walk among desert vegetation and aboriginal village reconstruction.

Thank testadiponte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place sometime end of August 2018. We enjoyed great lunch at their bistro and then we went on to a wine tour. Cheryle was our guide, she was an enthusiastic lady, who enjoyed talking about wine, the history of the winery, and...More

Thank Alishya S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came out here today to partake in this exhibit. After about an hour we left feeling underwhelmed. The theatres were out of service and many of the outdoor exhibits are showing their age. This is not an activity that we would recommend to others...More

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

Wey' Lim Limt. We are sorry you had a negative experience. I remember the conversation we had regarding 'when' the theatres were going to be functional and unfortunately 1) things will break down 2) we aren't experienced techies in the projector/theatre background and 3) I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the cultural center but didn't do the show. We took that longest route outside and it did get pretty warm. Personally, I was jumpy about the rattlesnake warning signs, but it's the desert! Made my husband walk in front of me. It was...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Went there in June with our friends and we had an amazing late afternoon lunch with breathtaking views and amazing service. Cant wait for our return this October.

Thank STS9
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We found the museum while small to be very informative of the peoples that lived on this land for the past 800 years. There was a short film that talked about the new world. Besides the displays was two hikes, one short and one longer,...More

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for you review of our Centre. We hoped you took in the daily programs that ran from 10 am to 2pm. They would have been exemplary programs to learn more from our interpreters what we have in our area. We are glad you...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the resort, very interesting lots of history about the area as well as about the rattlesnakes of the area. I highly recommend a visit.

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Windsoront
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.
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Les B
February 1, 2018|
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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
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Pat155013
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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