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“A must see and very close to downtown”

Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park
Ranked #18 of 76 things to do in Kamloops
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Owner description: 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 history of the life of the Secwepemc people. Once inside the museum visitors can view "The Land of the Secwepemc" DVD, and can then immerse themselves in the beautiful artefacts and displays within the four galleries that are offered.Afterwards, the Heritage park offers a trail of over a kilometre of archaeological remains of a 2,000 year old Secwepemc winter village. The winter village consists of 1 reconstructed winter pit-houses, and summer tule mat lodges which feature various unique food preparation structures. In addition; for viewing pleasure, is one of Kamloops Marshes that is filled with beautiful wildlife and visitors may even be able to get a glimpse of the Coyote (Skelep) and her pups that are currently living in the area.
Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A must see and very close to downtown”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Excellent museum , well displayed and full of interesting information on the Secwepemc or Shushwap people. I learned so much by having been there.

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Interesting look into history”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

For $10, you really can't go wrong. An interesting look into the local history of British Columbia, complete with a recreated winter village. Easily seen in about 2 hours.

Visited September 2013
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3 Thank KrisL1717
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Morris, Connecticut
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163 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A History Lesson”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

The exhibits that were seen were easy to read and understand. The displays were interesting and the outdoor exhibits were a look back into the history of the region. The First Nations of Canada survived in drastically changing climates.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Ref4219
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Kamloops
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

A good overview of the heritage of local aboriginal history. Visitors to the heritage park should be able to walk a fair distance in order to view the whole area. During summer months go in the morning to avoid the heat.

Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Darleen P
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Learned a lot from this visit about First Nations.”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We were anxious yo understand more about the culture of First Nations people during our visit to Canada and this Museum certainly helped.
Apart from the displays in the museum, you can also visit the replica winter shelters in the grounds.
An excellent museum - thank you!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Chris B
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