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“A time to learn”

Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park
Ranked #15 of 81 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.
Reviewed May 19, 2014

The individual at the museum, I forget her name, was a wealth of information. She introduced us to the Secwepemc people and then led us through a time of discovery. Well worth going.
We took a short walk through the park where buffalo hides were being prepared - what a fantastic opportunity for children and adults to participate in.

Thank sigehaizi
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The museum itself is small but very well set up. The park outside is a wonderful walk among the pit houses.

1  Thank David D
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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.

1  Thank Susan W
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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.

3  Thank KrisL1717
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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.

2  Thank Ref4219
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