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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
Phone Number: +1 250-495-7901
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 

Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I still don’t understand what the big deal is about this place. We got a seniors’ discount plus a 10% off web coupon and still felt ripped off by the $21+ admission fee. The inside displays are minimalist for what you pay, I’ve seen $3 museums with 10 times more artifacts. The movie wasn’t bad. The outside walking trail was... More 

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

We are sorry you didn't have a better time here at the Cultural Centre. We encourage people to come by the Centre during our busy season and warmer season as being a 'desert cultural' centre in the fall wouldn't really do much for most people. There are interpretive signs discussing the Okanagan first Nations and the Osoyoos Indian Band (which... More 

Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

While it is off season, we enjoyed the lack of crowds. Self guided option made it easy to do at our pace. We especially like walking the trails.

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

Wey' (hello) and thank you for your short but sweet review. While taking a guided tour anywhere is beneficial at times we really encourage taking the time on your own to fully experience everything at your own pace. Our 1.5km trail is perfect for self-exploration and we appreciate your comment(s). Lim Limt (Thank you) More 

Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We did not go inside on the trail but it was still nice to walk around the grounds surrounding the center. Great views all around. In past we have paid to walk on the trail and enjoyed it. Today we stayed in the entrance are and checked out the gift store

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