Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre
OPERATED BY THE KTUNAXA NATION COUNCIL
Ki?su?k kyukit (good day), and Welcome
Operated by the Ktunaxa Nation Council, the Interpretive Centre is where the Ktunaxa people come together to give visitors a taste of our rich heritage, mythology and culture. Guests are welcome to stop by to view the many historic artifacts, contemporary art, archival photographs and displays containing examples of traditional stone, bead, hide, wood and cloth work. Learn about the everyday life of the Ktunaxa, and discover the renowned horsemanship and canoe-making of our unique and resourceful people.
Interpretive Centre Hours
The Interpretive Centre offers regular visiting hours and tours Monday through Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm.
Call ahead to ensure we are open for your visit.
Centre & Building Tours
Morning Tour: 9:00am – 10:30am
Afternoon Tour: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Discover the ways that the Ktunaxa have moved, lived, and crafted for thousands of years. Learn from a Ktunaxa Elder or Knowledge Holder about the tough past of St. Eugene Mission and residential schools across Canada through first-hand experience. Hear the Ktunaxa creation story and how St. Eugene was rebuilt to benefit the community for years to come.
Each tour is 1 hour and 30 minutes and consists of 3 sections:
Interpretive Centre Tour – 30 mins
Movie Presentation Red Brick School – 28 mins
An emotional documentary containing the personal stories of Ktunaxa students who were forced to leave their families and attend the church-run Residential School.
Guided St. Eugene Mission Building Tour – 30 mins
Experience all three or fit one into your schedule. Tour rates are below:
$20 – Full Tour
$10 – Movie Presentation
$10 – Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre Tour
$10 – St. Eugene Mission Building Tour
For more information, call 250.417.4001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Tours are subject to change due to school/industry tours.