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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Part of the Beautiful 1.5 km.

Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre Review

Run by the Osoyoos Indian Band, this well-designed museum—the name is pronounced "in-ka-meep"—has exhibits about the area's aboriginal community, the region's natural setting, and the animals that make their home in this desert environment. Don't miss "Sssnakes Alive!," a daily show featuring live rattlesnakes and other creatures native to the area. You can also walk to a reconstructed village that includes two pit houses, a tepee, and a sweat lodge. (Bring water, since there's little shade along the trails.) The center's exterior is a striking, environmentally friendly earth wall built of a mix of soil, water, a small amount of cement, and pigment.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Rancher Creek Rd., Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V6 | Map It
  • Phone: 250/495–7901
  • Cost: C$12
  • Hours: Early Mar.–early May, Tues.–Sat. 9:30–4:30; early May–June and Sept.–Oct., daily 9:30–4:30; July–Aug., Thurs.–Tues. 9:30–4:30, Wed. 9:30–4:30 and 5–9
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  • Location: Oliver and Osoyoos
Updated: 05-07-2012

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