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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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Be Cautious in The Gift Shop

This is a beautiful building with beautiful items. BUT I have major concern about the gift shop... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan H
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Tacoma, Washington
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Rude customer service

I was very disappointed with the customer service I received on the phone. My phone conversation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
emmcue
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White Rock, 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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 22 min
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building with beautiful items. BUT I have major concern about the gift shop and how they charge for items. We bought an item priced around $6 Canadian. My husband paid with $20 US. He was given change in Canadian as if...More

Thank Susan H
DerBryson, Marketing at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Our Operating system for purchases on the computer is not equipped to handle the daily exchange rate that we see changing very frequently. Typically when we handle US customers we mention that 'par' is even with the Canadian dollar as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very disappointed with the customer service I received on the phone. My phone conversation with Derek was such a poor first impression and poor representation of your cultural centre. We are vacationing in town and I called to inquire about doing my sons...More

Thank emmcue
DerBryson, Marketing at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Lim Limt (thank you) for your review. I remember this phone call as I was the only one at the front desk staff with roughly 10 to 15 people in front of me as you asked quite a bit of questions. I also recall asking...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nk'Mip desert cultural centre building is beautiful and the inside has enough different items on sale from the sublime to the ridiculous that will suit anyone. For a first time visitor maybe more information around the front entrance would be my suggestion. If just a...More

Thank Stephne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To truly understand the history and culture of this s mi arid desert area, you must visit this cultural center. You get an easy to see and understand the history of the indigenous peoples of this unique area. They should be very proud of this...More

Thank Fay M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gift shop items were expensive but also unique. I would definitely buy something to mark the trip and to share with others about the culture.

Thank Sandi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard there was a pretty little hike near the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. I could have spent all day there. It is well laid out with informative displays throughout, and is stunningly beautiful as well as accessible. The museum is a bonus if...More

Thank sutterink
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wey' Lim Limt Hello and thank you for your review of our Centre. Thank you for considering the museum part of the centre an added 'bonus' because the whole centre reflects the living history of the Okanagan Nation and Osoyoos Indian Band which is nestled...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, myself and a guest from New Zealand went to visit this cultural centre. The admission price covered covered 2 short movies and the yard of various items. We waited for 20 minutes for the main show to begin and then were told the...More

Thank risingstarVancouver
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wey Lim Limt (thank you for your review) I would like to point out the 'yard of various items' for clarification of other TripAdvisor reviewers. - 2 short films (directed for all ages) a Pithouse theatre discussing how to properly care for the salmon and...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We have always enjoyed Cultural Centers and this didn't disappoint. 2 good movies to watch. Lots of historical items and photos. Has a great gift shop.More

Thank Kathie V
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

"This didn't disappoint"! Words to live by when you come to the Centre and experience all that was have to offer. 2 Theatres that are well presented and developed, two galleries and even two different trail directions. Desert weather is fast approaching so we are...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

I loved the tour at the NK'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. There is a live rattlesnake in a terrarium. Good displays, both inside and outside. Didn't know Canada had geography like this.

Thank irisho_10
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wey' (hello) and thank you for supporting the desert environment and the indoor/outdoor components of the Cultural Centre. We are glad we helped with your exploration of Canada's geography! Come back anytime! Lim Limt Thank you.

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I felt there was a message you have to move with the times but also listen and learn from your elders. Heritage and history should be nurtured. The short movie was a insight into young people's recognition of their grandparents' wisdom. The walk around the...More

Thank Clare D
DerBryson, Marketing Director at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your review of the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. History can be written every day and forgotten just as fast without the proper tools to teach and to remember. The film "Coyote Spirit" is a great example of listening and speaking...More

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Pat155013
27 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
13 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
8 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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