Osoyoos NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre

NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre Famouse Red Stone Wall - Town Osoyoos, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 28, 2012: NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre


NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre is one of the tourist attractions in NK’MIP Resort (pronounced: “in-ka-meep”). Other nearby attractions include NK’MIP Cellars Winery, Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, Sonora Dunes Golf Course, and NK’MIP Campground and RV Park.

The Desert Cultural Centre provides desert landscapes and living culture of the Osoyoos Indian Band. Hiking trail loop behind the red wall gives tourists chances to see some desert wildlife; eg, rattlesnake, scorpion, black widows, etc.

NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre's Rammed Earth Wall Entrance - Town Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 28, 2012: The signature red wall at the entrance of NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre is called a rammed earth wall. What's behind this red wall?!?! ò.ó Read below...

NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre's Iconic Red Earth Wall Entrance - Town Osoyoos, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 28, 2012: NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre can be a great location for wedding photography, family pictures, or portrait photoshot.

NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre's Self-guided Interpretive Exhibits - Town Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 28, 2012: Self-guided interpretive exhibits

NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre Self-guided Interpretive Exhibits - Town Osoyoos, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 28, 2012: Indian teepee and coyotes

NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre Self-guided Interpretive Exhibits - Town Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 28, 2012: museum exhibits of native art and artifacts with the beauty and unique nature of the wild desert surroundings

NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre with Osoyoos Indian Band Sculpture at Entrance - Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 28, 2012: Indian sculpture at the entrance of desert cultural centre



NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre with Osoyoos Indian Band Sculpture at Entrance - Town Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 28, 2012: Osoyoos Indian Band Sculpture

NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre with Osoyoos Indian Band Sculpture at Entrance - Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 28, 2012: View the sculpture at a different angle

NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre with Osoyoos Indian Band Sculpture at Entrance - Town Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 28, 2012: oh yeah ~ ~ ~

Osoyoos NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre in Summer Afternoon - Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 28, 2012: Lots of parking space at the musuem. However I wish there were more tall trees. In summer, it's really hot in Osoyoos. Parking under the trees will provide cool shade. :D

Architecture Design

Ever wonder what’s behind that Red Wall?
The red wall is called “Rammed Earth Wall.” Radiant heating and cooling system are incorporated into the ceiling and wall slabs, yielding excellent thermal qualities and greater energy savings than traditional air-conditioning.


Client: Osoyoos Indian Band
Architect: Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden Architects and Urbanists, Vancouver
Structural Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting Inc., Vancouver
Landscape Architect: Phillips Farevaag Smollenberg, Vancouver
Mechanical Engineer: Cobalt Engineering, Vancouver
Electrical Engineer: MCL Engineering, Vancouver
Code Consultant: LMDG Code Consultants, Vancouver
General Contractor: Greyback Construction, Penticton, BC
Rammed Earth Wall: Terra Firma, Salt Spring Is., BC


Source: sabmagazine.com

Map & Driving Direction

Exact location of NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).

Official Site: Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre


EXTERNAL LINK

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