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Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops, British Columbia V2H 1H1, Canada
+1 250-828-9749
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Interesting

Good place to visit. They have a park (good for a picnic). Closed during lunch hour good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sonia G
Cultural Heritage

This is a must see place for anyone wanting too learn the cultural of the indigenous people that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary K
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Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada
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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.
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200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops, British Columbia V2H 1H1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to visit. They have a park (good for a picnic). Closed during lunch hour good exhibition They offer a family rate

Thank Sonia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see place for anyone wanting too learn the cultural of the indigenous people that have live there. My grandfather was in the residential school that was there. It was a real eye opener to see were he had been.

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An informing place to get more information about the culture from the past and how this evolved. Unfortunately the park was closed due to a bear in the park.

Thank DOBA_83
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Not a lot to see, but the artefacts are interesting - clothing, canoe etc. It is handicap friendly. Many posters to read and many pictures of Indian chiefs who livet in the area.

Thank PiaP2
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We had an excellent guide and learned quite a lot about the early days of the Secwepemc. It was a real eye opener. Several artifacts highlight what life was like on the reservations. This place is supported by donations, and does a great job for...More

Thank Hiker1942
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great job in finding this museum, the sat nav didn't recognise the address or zip code.... but we eventually found it. A small museum at low cost admission was very interesting. Staff very pleasant.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I spent a happy two hours engaged in this museum. There are meaningful historic displays of the First Nation culture and its story. I found it extremely well laid-out, informative, and interesting. I'd highly recommend a visit by travellers and by students living in the...More

Thank goin4luxury
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

A really good glimpse and insight into local aboriginal culture, run by the local band. I think it was a little smaller than I was anticipating but would probably be more interesting to visit without a snowcover over the majority of the outside portion of...More

Thank Christa B
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Gives a great synopsis of the Territory and its people. Was great to see other First Nations culture as well, which speaks to the oneness of all First Nations people. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable; Tracy and Jordan are awesome, ask them about local...More

Thank QuibSmib
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Experience; Outside: False advertisement of "Botanical Gardens" other outside displays were collapsed *Over all, If you travel; its hard to find, too pricey (bring lots $$) The VHS intro put on was over 20 yrs old with outdated info of area...Why?? NOTE; We will nvr...More

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SecwepemcMuseum, tour guide at Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

thank you for taking the time to review us kindly remember we are a non profit organization we keep our doors open with the admissions and we fundraise to keep the museum as up to date as we can we are currently closed for renovations...More

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