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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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Great insight into history and culture of the Secwepemc people

Having visited the Secwepemc Museum some years ago when it first opened, I was pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul H
Everyone should know about this!

Our group went on both of the 1 1/2 hour tours offered - the Residential School Tour and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
387ruth
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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...more
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200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops, British Columbia V2H 1H1, Canada
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+1 250-828-9749
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Reviewed yesterday

Having visited the Secwepemc Museum some years ago when it first opened, I was pleasantly surprised by the new cultural exhibits, but what particularly impressed me were the insightful comments of our tour guide Sabrina, who really brought the two tours I participated to life....More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed yesterday

Our group went on both of the 1 1/2 hour tours offered - the Residential School Tour and the Pre-Contact Tour. I was deeply impressed by the depth of knowledge of our guide Sabrina, and her honesty in communicating about the more difficult aspects of...More

Thank 387ruth
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Residential schools are part of Canada's recent history that many Canadians are starting to hear bits and pieces about. I've followed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission but visiting the museum offered me a fresh perspective that was deeply chilling but incredibly important. Our guide, Sabrina,...More

Thank Matt12756
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My two children (aged 10 and 8) and I visited for a tour of the Residential School and the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park. Our guide provided both a cultural and personal context of the school and how it impacted her community and was willing...More

Thank Barbara E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park with a multi-generational group of 20 friends. Our tour guide was warm and friendly, shared deeply of her own family's experiences, and was a fantastic ambassador of her people's culture. She did not shy away from the...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with a bunch of friends. You start off by watching a 20 minute video. Then there are three rooms to go through to see photos and museum artefacts. You can then head outside and walk around the grounds and see the traditional pit houses.

Thank Katelyn2727
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We had a First Nation's guide who had lived through the sad personal experience of being the child and grandchild of women who had gone to a residential school such as the one here. She described how the detestable attempt to squelch their culture led...More

Thank EKW50
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared personal experiences regarding the impact of the residential/industrial school. Didn't have time to go through the whole museum because of time constraints. This is a part of Canada's recent dark past and the Catholic church's involvement in child...More

Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

It was a shame to discover that the outdoor heritage park was closed due to bears (although somewhat novel to read the advisory signs). However, our visit was enjoyable and quite moving in many ways. A 20 minute video introduces the history of the Residential...More

Thank SisPerth
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

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
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