Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre - Osoyoos, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 02.303 W 119° 25.994
11U E 322171 N 5434574
Quick Description: The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre is a must visit when in Osoyoos. There is a walking tour throughout the area. Signs are along the way explaining various places of interest and audio tour headphones are available.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/9/2014 8:53:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMMEHM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena
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Long Description:
If planning to visit the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre during the summer, be sure to be aware that this area is Canada's only desert, and it will be HOT and arid. Please carry water with you on the 1.5 circle walking tour.

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Address: 1000 Rancher Creek Road

The spectacular Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre (pronounced in-ka-meep) is the Okanagan’s newest family tourism destination.

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.

Discover the fascinating stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan people.

The Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre educates on the Okanagan First Nation's history, the endangered desert environment, and headlines rattlesnake research. With two films, indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits, a 1.5 km. walking trail, reconstructed traditional Okanagan village and more, there's fun and entertainment for all ages!

The centre itself is an architectural marvel, and boasts the longest rammed earth wall in North America. It was constructed out of local materials, and has numerous sustainable features which coincide with the First Nation's respect for the land.

Established in 2002; the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre opened in 2002 in a temporary building. In 2006, the new, $9-million centre was unveiled.

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 Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Location Name: Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

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A photo of either you or your GPS at the site is welcomed but not required.
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