Feel the real warmth of the South Okanagan and its Indigenous culture this spring. Explore this legendary area’s famed wine and culinary experiences as you partake in fun-filled activities that nourish your body and soul.

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wayʼ (pronounced why) means “hello”

ha tʼi kʷ x̌ast (ha-tig-ah-st) means “how are you?”

wa̓y x̌ast sx̌lx̌ʕalt means "it's a great day"  

For thousands of years, the Osoyoos Indian Band has tended with care to the fertile South Okanagan Valley. Now, you are invited to experience the best of the region through the eyes of their community that has promoted sustainable living for the benefit of all for generations.

Sample award-winning wine from the first Aboriginal-owned winery in North America and taste extraordinary cuisine devised from recipes using ingredients meant to heal as well as nourish, all while connecting with the land and the Indigenous people whose thriving culture is tied to it.

Experience Indigenous practices that will deepen your relationship with Earth and yourself, indulge in spa treatments sure to revitalize your soul, and settle into a luxury stay at the world-class Spirit Ridge Resort, Unbound Collection by Hyatt.


You and 3 friends have a chance to experience Canada’s premier Indigenous chef, Rich Francis, as he brings his culinary talents to Spirit Ridge and the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos, British Columbia, on June 9th for an outdoor longtable dinner like no other. Savour legendary wines from award-winning Nk’Mip Cellars, and learn their rich story from local Indigenous winemaker Justin Hall himself, all while dining under the stars next to teepees and traditional pit houses. Winners and their party are put up for the night in a suite courtesy of Spirit Ridge. Three prizes to be won. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this phenomenal and unique dining experience.

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Destiny Matches Wine 
And the Okanagan

Immigrants from India, farmers from the region, and Indigenous communities bring culinary tourism gems to Oliver and Osoyoos.

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10 Indigenous Experiences 
In the South Okanagan

From luxury hotel stays to immersive cultural experiences, the Osoyoos Indian Band has created many tourism offers.

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NK'Mip Cellars Wins Over
More Wine Lovers

Indigenous-owned winery continues 
to win accolades for its stellar South Okanagan wines. 

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Stories of the Valley

Canada’s leading travel writers show you how best to experience the traditional territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band.

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Stories of the Valley

Canada’s leading travel writers show you how best to experience the traditional territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band.

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Stories of the Valley

Canada’s leading travel writers show you how best to experience the traditional territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band.

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The Wine Cellars of NK'Mip

Podcast

May 1, 2018

May 3, 2018

How the Indigenous Community and Fruitful Partnerships Grew the Okanagan Wine Scene

Love of Land, Community and the Next Generation

May 10, 2018

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Horse Culture Takes the Reins

Podcast

May 10, 2018

Discover Spirit Ridge Resort, Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Experience a getaway to the famed land of the Osoyoos Indian Band.  Experience the NK’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, where riveting storytelling awaits.  Wander through the award-winning      NK’ MIP Cellars vineyard before you sample and learn about winemaking from grape to glass. Your package includes two nights’ accommodation, the Land to Legacy Wine Tasting Tour for two at NK’Mip Cellars, and entry into the NK’Mip Desert Cultural Centre just up the lane.  Starting at just $199 based on double occupancy.  Offer ends October 31, 2018.

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NK’Mip Cellars Land to Legacy Vineyard and Cellar Tour and NK’Mip Desert Cultural Centre 

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Being North America’s first Aboriginal-owned winery wasn’t enough for the pioneering winemakers at NK’Mip Cellars. They aimed to produce wine that could compete with any vineyard in the world and they accomplished just that. Now, visitors to the winery’s operations on the grounds of Hyatt Spirit Ridge can sample six of their award-winning wines while learning about winemaking from grape to glass. 

Along with tasting the modern flavours of the Okanagan, you can step into the history of the region’s culture at the NK’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, where the Indigenous community honours its past and showcases its heritage through artifacts, interactive displays, and riveting storytelling. Book the Land to Legacy Vineyard and Cellar Tour now.

NK'Mip Campground and RV Park

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Settle next to the warmest lake in Canada and immerse yourself in the nature of the South Okanagan at this sprawling campground that has the amenities of a full-service resort. Campers and day-trippers will enjoy the soothing waters of Lake Osoyoos as well as access to the site’s indoor pool and hot tub. RV drivers benefit from full-service amps, free WiFi, and water hookups. All guests have the chance to explore NK’Mip’s riding stables and the Spirit Beach Cantina, serving tacos and margaritas on a deck overlooking the lake. And don’t forget to soak in the views on your walk up to the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre.  

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Tee Off at NK’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course

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Golfers of all skill levels will delight in this immaculate course overlooking the vineyards and the lake. NK’Mip Canyon Desert is a walkable course designed with environmental safety for plants and wildlife in mind. The course includes all the features you expect from a from a championship golf course: a pro shop with designer fashions, a driving range and putting green for warm-up practice, and the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill for post-round nourishment — paired with NK’Mip’s trophy-winning wines, of course. 

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Oyster Festival

April 18-22, 2018

What an incredible time everyone had as we showcased Osoyoos and the South Okanagan as a premier destination for everything Oysters! Didn't go?  Check out great pics of the event at #ooysterfest2018.

Live @ NK'MIP Concert Series


Tiller's Folly - June 23, 2018

The NK'MIP Desert Cultural Centre is a stage to celebrate culture. Surrounded by cultural exhibits on a private intimate stage like no other, join us for our spring and summer live concert series featuring top culturally inspired music artists.   Up Next: Tiller’s Folly is the Pacific Northwest’s critically acclaimed and highly regarded Canadian Celtic group at the forefront of acoustic roots music.  Tickets $30 and selling fast.  Get yours at the NK'MIP Desert Cultural Centre or JoJos Cafe downtown Osoyoos.  Enjoy a fantastic evening of music.

Elements Dinner

June 21, 2018

Held at the stunning Nk'Mip Cellars in Osoyoos on National Aboriginal Day, this multi-course dinner will feature leading aboriginal chefs celebrating the rich culture and heritage of Indigenous peoples.

Elements Dinner

June 26, 2018

A dinner to remember in honour of National Aboriginal Day. NK’Mip Cellars’ award-winning wines will be paired with exquisite cuisine from a famed Indigenous Chef that spotlights the best of the South Okanagan Valley.

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Canada’s Only Desert in the Country’s Best Wine Region.

There’s more to us than just bright skies and wineries set against gentle sloping hills. While we embrace and proudly showcase our vintner industry, we also have sophisticated resorts, championship golf courses, the nation’s warmest lake and a wide range of cultural, intellectual and artistic experiences.  Plan your Spring trip. Learn more.

Spirit Ridge Sets the Mood
For Romance in Osoyoos

The luxury resort on Lake Osoyoos invites couples to soak in the relaxing Okanagan sun and explore cultural gems.

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Star Chefs Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Visiting chefs will partner with NK'Mip Cellars team for a culinary celebration unlike any other on June 21.

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Osoyoos Indian Band Cultivates success

Learn how Indigenous practices have driven growth of the South Okanagan's wine and agriculture scene.

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