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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

1000 Rancher Creek Rd | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
+1 250-495-7901
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Didn't see a rattle snake

It was interesting to wander through the cultural centre, and read the information there. We... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Eve_Delta
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Delta, Canada
Very informative & fun.

Spent a great morning here. There is lots to do and learn and the views down over the lake are... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
aliddo
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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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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1000 Rancher Creek Rd | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

It was interesting to wander through the cultural centre, and read the information there. We didn't go up the trails that were available. We took lots of photos. The gift shop has a good range of items for sale.More

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Lim Limt (thank you) for your review. We hope the next time you visit you can go on the trails, with the summer months (or spring if you don't like the heat) being the best times. A lot of flora and fauna come out at...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Spent a great morning here. There is lots to do and learn and the views down over the lake are beautiful. The building itself is very interesting as it is built into the side of the mountain.

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Excellent review. Our building itself represents a pit-house, an underground winter dwelling that was constructed and used by more then one nation. Our building itself has won numerous awards in the past for its architecture. Thank you for taking the time to review our Centre.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely place. Our two kids aged 4 and 7 loved it. Very educational. It was too hot to go on the walk, but I would try to do that if I returned.More

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you (Lim Limt) for your review of the centre. We appreciate all feedback and we are happy your two children loved it. To read it is very educational is a very positive thing and we encourage you to come back when you have a...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Presentations were okay but a bit boring. Guess we expected more. Couldn't go on trails as didn't have proper footwear & they had spotted a bear so no one was allowed on trails.More

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Lim Limt (Thank you) for your review of the Centre. The safety of our guests is top priority and we are sorry you didn't get to experience the trail. We hope you come by again and experience all we have to offer. Our interpreters are...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We have a summer place in Osoyoos and I'm embarrassed that in all these years we have never visited until today. We were not disappointed and found it worthwhile, so much so that we bought seasons passes. Do the nature walk, take in the snake...More

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Wey' Lim Limt (hello and thank you) for your detailed review of the Centre and the businesses up here at Nk'Mip Resort. We are glad you took the time to come visit us and we are happy you purchased a seasons pass (great rate as...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Do not miss this when you visit the area. This is an award wining interpretive centre and the whole thing is so beautiful as you enter the parking lot. It is beside a resort of the same name and a beautiful golf course. Keep in...More

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your detailed and excellent review of our Centre and the facility. The replicated village would have been further down the trail and we are sorry you missed that. However, you have mentioned about our desert and how much of a desert it...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Visit done with two young kids. We had expected some more information in the centre itself. The hike outdoor is interesting, but a little long for the kids. Did the hike myself and it is a nice one, also special hiking in the desert

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We are working to get more information within the Centre itself, as we are already over 10 years old. Our trails are very beautiful and we are glad you enjoyed them. Lim Limt (Thank you)

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a good presentation on the local indigenous culture. Enjoyed the chaptik (stories) and the dancing. Although somewhat familiar with other FN cultures I finally learned what the steps mean in the Grass Dance. Thank you for that.

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Short and sweet review of the Centre. Thank you (Lim Limt). While the grass dance itself isn't necessarily part of the Okanagan culture specifically, it does give an understanding as to why it is so prominent in Pow-wows. We hope you attend again!

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the cultural centre displays and watched the presentation of the cultural dance done by some very talented dancers. We didn't realize at the time that there were trails to walk, so we asked if we could come back with our camera proper footing....More

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your review of the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. We will remind our front-desk staff to fully explain what we have in and around our Centre so there won't be any missed or unattended programs. Thank you for coming in and we will...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

While not as large as we were expecting, the cultural centre was very interesting for our whole family. We arrived early enough to take part in a guided tour and walk outside the museum and I'm glad we did. The countryside is beautiful and unique,...More

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DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Wey' Lim Limt (hello and thank you) for your review of the the Centre. We would like to thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. We are very proud of our young interpreters who have done an excellent job...More

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Les B
2 February 2018|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
Good morning. The Centre (as well as Osoyoos in general) winds down slowly around this time. There wouldn't be any guided tours or extra programs like we would during the summer months but it does give the opportunity to... More
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Pat155013
27 February 2017|
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Marketing Manager Derek Bryson here, the Centre hasn't decided the summer schedule but typically we've been open starting at 9:30am until 5:00 or 6pm. We will be updating the website once we can nail down a more exact time... More
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aquacaliente
13 July 2016|
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Hi there...we haven't actually decided whether we will be open in the winter but usually we try to be open for a couple of weeks before Christmas. If you check back on our website after September we will have a definite... More
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