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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

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Address: 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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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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The Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre is a 9,000 square-foot interpretive...

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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Beautiful Surroundings!

We went to visit mid week. The buildings and theaters are beautiful. Unfortunately due to snow and ice we were unable to do most of the outside activities. Obviously there were no... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
L A
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North Vancouver, Canada
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North Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to visit mid week. The buildings and theaters are beautiful. Unfortunately due to snow and ice we were unable to do most of the outside activities. Obviously there were no outside shows this time of year but we knew that before going in. The two movies we saw were informative about the local culture. would love to come... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can spend quite some time there and learn how the natives lived and expand through the years. Very nice visit

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Thank Jacques M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We enjoyed the cultural centre on a quiet day. The manager spent so much time with us and gave us his own life experiences. Very enlightening. Really enjoyed the whole cultural centre! Thank you

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It was very quiet in October. Derek? the manager was very friendly and informative. The rammed earth building is spectacular. They have two videos and lots of reading to keep you bust for about an hour. The weather was a sunny 12 degs so we did the full loop walking trail for about an hour...reading all the aboriginal history, plant... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

While there are many inside displays, we arrived late in the day and spent our time on the outdoor tour through the desert accessed through the Cultural Centre. Many displays of life as it was, also of plants, insects and animals, and replicas of lodgings. Very informative and interesting. It made me realise how little of the desert habitat remains... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great gift shop, short walk with good signage and information. We enjoyed both films that we watched.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting and informative shares culture and history of local native band learn about snakes and local plants

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Visited here in October 2016, resort was not busy at all, not like in the height of summer, really enjoyed walking around learning about native culture and history.

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this review

Wey' (hello) and thank you for your review. The fall months can be one of two things; either very quiet, or 'just right'. We are glad you took the time to check us out and we are glad you learned about the culture and history here. Lim Limt (thank you) More 

Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Spend some time in one of the best designed and created Cultural Native Centres in NA. Clean, modern displays, informative presentation by native staff and beautiful location in OSOYOOS.

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this review

Lim Limt (thank you) for your generous reviews of our Desert Cultural Centre. It is a good feeling for us when we are considered one of North America's best Cultural Centre and we are proud to continue sharing our history and culture with anyone and everyone. We hope you come back again and re-visit us soon. More 

Crownsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Nk'Mip desert Cultural Center is a must see if you in the Okanagon Valley. After all the wineries this is a real treat. A guide - interpreter of the desert, its flora and fauna, takes you on a mile long circuit including a recreated early village with both summer and winter lodging and a sweat house. The guides are... More 

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review. We will pass on your wonderful comments to our interpreter, Dyawen, whom was your guide for that tour. He is an accomplished dancer and a great interpreter, definitely an asset to our building and culture-sharing. Your description of what it is we embody here fits perfectly with what we really do. Lim Limt (thank... More 

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