What to See and Do

2018 Summer programs!!

10:00am – Guided interpretive Trail Walk
Take a tour in our desert with our interpreters. Learn about why our desert region is important to all people while learning the Okanagan Peoples’ traditions and values.
Bring water and good walking shoes. 

11:30am – Heart Beat of Our Nation
Enjoy a live performance of traditional First Nation dancing and singing.

2:00pm – Ssssnakes Alive
Our ever popular Ssssnakes Alive presentation is continuing to amaze guests. Very educational; teaches respect and safety of our 7 different species of snakes.

Two Theatres
Coyote Spirit – 17 minute film
Voices from the Past – Pit-house Theatre Experience. 10 minute film

– Indoor/outdoor exhibits – 1.5km trails.


Nine things to see and do at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre:




Horse Statue


  1. Explore indoor and outdoor cultural and nature exhibits
  2. Discover the desert ecology and wildlife in “Critter Corner” and “Living Land” displays
  3. Hear the legends of Sen’klip (Coyote) in two multi-sensory theatres
  4. Meet our interpreters giving daily trail walks and programs.
  5. Take a peek inside a traditional pit house and sweat lodge
  6. See eye-to-eye with a Western Rattlesnake  a Great Basin Desert Snake
  7. Bring your camera to photograph the desert landscapes and sculptures by Smoker Marchand found throughout the 50 acre site
  8. Shop for unique aboriginal crafts, jewelry and gift ware in ‘Coyote’s Gifts”
  9. Experience the beauty of our sage and antelope-brush desert environment

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