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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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Beautiful spot.

Lovely place. Our two kids aged 4 and 7 loved it. Very educational. It was too hot to go on the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
KEM_8
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North Vancouver
via mobile
Pricy for What You See

Presentations were okay but a bit boring. Guess we expected more. Couldn't go on trails as didn't... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Sunworshiper54
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Burnaby, BC, 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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  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“snake show” (22 reviews)
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1000 Rancher Creek Rd | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
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+1 250-495-7901
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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

Thank KEM_8
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Sunworshiper54
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

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

Thank Ron H
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

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

Thank 1946HappyCamper
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

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

Thank thomas_vangils
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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)

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.

Thank Lori T
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!

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

Thank Colleen P
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

Reviewed 29 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

Thank bryancanada
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

Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Nk’mip Cultural Centre was built to explain local First Nation culture. There is a walk from the centre through the scrub to a makeshift village. It lacked authenticity as they had built huts out of synthetic material replacing the reed structures that had originally...More

Thank TassieTravellers99
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Wey' Lim Limt (thank you) for your review of our Centre. We are sorry you missed our morning interpretive walk at 10am which would have given you a great look at our desert and the lifestyle of the First Nations of this area. Unfortunately a...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

My husband, friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at the centre and appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the Nk'Mip culture. The Centre is a beautiful building that fits in with the surrounding geography. We enjoyed the drumming presentation done by children of...More

Thank Wysiwyg45
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Lim Limt (thank YOU) for your review and visit of the Centre. Our staff takes pride in performing for guests, showcasing the desert and all inhabitants within. I believe that you've touched on all points of interest in our facility and we hope you come...More

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Pat155013
28 February 2017|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
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
14 July 2016|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
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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John H
9 March 2015|
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Response from DerBryson | Property representative |
Our website says we are open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays only from 10am until 4pm. This should change in April but until then these are our current hours. Thank you.
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