Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre

The Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre at the St. Eugene Mission is a centre where visitors can come to learn the history, culture and heritage, past and present, of the Ktunaxa Nation; a people of their own distinct language and resources.

While at the centre, you will learn of the Ktunaxa Creation Story and discover how the Ktunaxa people moved, lived and crafted on these lands for thousands of years. Learn from a Ktunaxa Elder or Knowledge Keeper about the difficult past of the St. Eugene Mission and the residential schools across Canada through first-hand experience. Watch an emotional documentary containing the personal stories of Ktunaxa students who were forced to leave their families and attend the school, and listen to the inspiring story of how the St. Eugene Mission was rebuilt into a resort to benefit the community for years to come.

"Since it was within the St. Eugene Mission School that the culture of the Kootenay Indian was taken away, it should be within this building that it is returned." -Mary Paul, Elder

The centre is located on the ground floor of the hotel building of the St. Eugene Golf, Resort and Casino, and is under the guidance of the ₮kamnintik Children's Truth and Reconciliation Society.

Tours are offered Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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