Okanagan Wine Country Sights

Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

  • 1000 Rancher Creek Rd. Map It
  • Osoyoos

Published 03/10/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


1000 Rancher Creek Rd., Osoyoos, British Columbia, V0H 1V6, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • C$12
  • 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

Published 03/10/2015


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