August 30, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
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A place often overlooked by locals, but a popular stop for visitors is the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park. The museum is a perfect place to spend a couple hours and understand the history of First Nations in the area by looking at different artifacts such as basket weavings, a hand carved canoe and archaeology finds from over the years! Lots of information on the history of residential schools and including a photo montage and articles.
The outdoor heritage park features one kilometre walking trail that puts a spotlight on pithouses and the importance of storytelling in First Nations culture. There are many opportunities to contact the museum and request a guided tour of the museum and park, but also many opportunities to tour alone! The Heritage Park is also a great photo opportunity spot, while you enjoy your walk near the Thompson River!
August 29, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Looking for a place to sink your teeth into Kamloops history?
Kamloops Museum and Archives is a great place for locals, visitors and students who are looking to get a grasp on the history of the area. There are archives ranging from phone books to newpaper articles, as well as technology for you to view photos and slides! The location on Seymour Street is central to several arts, culture and heritage points in the community!
Take a stroll into the culture of Kamloops drop by!