Group Tours & School Programs
Please join us to experience the centre self-guilded.
Group rates are available for guided groups. Admission fees are payable by the tour leader on the day of the visit. We can design the tour to suit the time you have and the interests of the group. Most guided tours last 1.5 hours but short tour are also possible.
Adult & Senior Groups
With Guided Tour
Groups of 10 - 25
Groups of 25+
School & Youth Tours
Guided Youth Tour
Two Youth Programs/Visit
For more information contact: 250-495-7901
How to book a Program:
Okanagan Cultural Tour
School groups begin their tour with the 20 minute feature film, "Coyote Spirit" which depicts a young girls encounter with the spirit of Coyote on her visit to the Osoyoos Indian Reserve. Following the film, students are guided by interpreters to a reconstructed Okanagan Village; along the way, they are educated about the local plants and animals of the Osoyoos desert grasslands, and their traditional uses. At the village, students have the opportunity to examine traditional tools used by the Okanagan First Nations in a hands-on artifact session. Iftime permits, classes attend a second pit-house theatre production which recounts how Coyote brought salmon to the Okanagan.
1-2 Hour Program
Most students have heard of Western Rattlesnakes; however, there are seven local species of snakes in this region, most of which are also at risk. The "Snakes Alive" program educates students about snake species and their habitats as well as safety in rattlesnake country. The program explains the conservation techniques of the Nk'Mip Rattlesnake Research Project and illustrates how our fragile ecosystem is vital to their survival. A live gopher and rattlesnakes are featured in each program. After the program students are encouraged to explore the centre exhibits and trails.
40 Minute Program
Plan Your Visit
The Osoyoos Indian Band welcomes you to our Desert Cultural Center, where you will discover the stories, people, art and history of our area. View our hours and admission rates.
Explore & Experience
Explore indoor and outdoor cultural and nature exhibits. Discover the desert ecology and wildlife in “Critter Corner” and “Living Land” displays. Hear the legends of Sen’klip (Coyote) in two multi-sensory theatres.
Shop For A Unique Gift
Visit our Gift Shop for indigenous handcrafted art and merchandise for everyone from children to discerning adults.