Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre
Discover the fascinating stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan First Nations people during an experience focusing on the the unique aspects of their traditional territory.
Osoyoos, BC Thompson Okanagan
- Cultural Centres & Museums
- Art Galleries & Gift Shops
- Hiking and Walks
- Authentic Aboriginal
- Season: Seasonal
- Phone: (250) 495-7901
- Toll free: 1-888-495-8555
The spectacular Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre (pronounced in-ka-meep) is the Okanagan’s newest family tourism destination.
Cultural Centre - The state-of-the-art interpretive centre is an architectural marvel sensitively constructed into a hillside. Extensive indoor and outdoor exhibit galleries create a fun, interactive learning environment with hands-on displays, education stations and two multi-media theatre experiences.
A family oriented cultural experience focusing on the rich, living culture of the Okanagan First Nations and the unique flora and fauna of their traditional territory’s desert habitat. The 22-hectare site features cultural exhibits, walking trails, outdoor sculptures and hands-on interactive displays. Highlights include a reconstructed Aboriginal village, two theatre experiences and “Critter’s Corner” animal exhibits.
Gift Shop - Coyote’s Gifts is an authentic First Nations gift store carrying a wide selection of merchandise for everyone from young children to discerning adults. Beautifully crafted housewares, books on First Nations and nature topics, aboriginal recording artists, and Canadian edibles are only a fraction of what our store has to offer. We also carry apparel and authentic Pendleton blankets, which come in an array of colors and designs.
Hiking and Walking Tours - Daily guided walks and rattlesnake talks offered from July through September.