Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

Preserving the language, history & culture of the Shuswap People

A Colourful History

Visit the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park and experience the rich cultural history of the Secwepemc People. Attractive museum exhibits incorporate the oral history and legends of the Secwepemc People along with historical photographs, illustrations and artefacts. On display you will find a birch bark and dugout canoe and displays on hunting, fishing, clothing, games, food gathering and cooking. Outdoor cultural displays in the 12-acre Native Heritage Park on the banks of the South Thompson River are a natural complement to the Museum. More than a kilometer of trails lead visitors through the archaeological remains of a 2000-year old Secwepemc winter village site, four reconstructed winter pit houses and a summer village. Hunting lean-to, fish drying rack, fish trap, smoke house and traditional plant foods. The Secwepemc Ethnobotanical Gardens located in the Heritage Park represent the ecosystem found within the Secwepemc Territory. Interpretive signs located at each garden describe the ecosystem in which the plants grow naturally.