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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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Worth a Visit!

I spent a happy two hours engaged in this museum. There are meaningful historic displays of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Salmon Arm, Canada
Good insight

A really good glimpse and insight into local aboriginal culture, run by the local band. I think it... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Christa B
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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
+1 250-828-9749
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank travelstaylor
SecwepemcMuseum, tour guide at Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 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

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Gives a great insight into the local aboriginal history with introductory video, indoor and outdoor exhibits. The staff are lovely and willing to help with question of further education. A great local not-for-profit community initiative, please support them.

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is a excellent museum with lovely grounds. They were very welcoming and we learned a huge amount about the history of the Secwepemc people. I would encourage people to visit the museum. The lady who was at reception when we visited was very kind...More

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We thought this museum was a must see in Kamloops. we were disappointed because the museum exhibits are not really updated with very new things. the garden was overgrown - what a pity!!!! we came on foot from the Riverland Inn and found signage to...More

Thank MiekePynnaert
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Avoid this place like the plague. Rudely greeted and told they were closed and had to leave. So i sat in my van to check my map to see where I was and told no, leave right now I told you... In 6 months of...More

Thank Chuckee S
Reviewed 12 July 2016

First of all- great staff. Wonderful people going out of their way to share culture and help experience the museum and what it offers. Interesting indoor display gallery with a big archaeology display and some amazing artefacts from Secwepemc culture. However, some of the interp...More

Thank Banffperson
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Our visitors from Australia and New Zealand have been amazed at historical details and we'll displayed artifacts. They all commented on what a great place this was to catch up on local Aboriginal history. We took a self guided tour in both cases and were...More

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