BUSINESSES

We’re probably the only band in Canada that has the number of businesses and joint ventures that we have on a per capita basis.

The Osoyoos Indian Band currently has 540 members. Because of their work ethic and our diversified investments, unemployment on the reserve is not only less than 3%, but 20% of these band members are in senior positions.

Over the last 6 years, OIBDC group revenues have increased 70% and now sit at $28.2M spanning thirteen different lines of business. Commercial leasing (38%), tourism (20%) and construction related services (14%) contribute the most to OIBDC’s bottom line.
LAND LEASING
TOURISM
INDUSTRIAL
SERVICES

OIBDC GROUP OF COMPANIES:

OIB Holdings
OIB Development
Nk’Mip Management Services

OIB Holdings

The Osoyoos Indian Band owns over 32,000 acres of some of the most desirable urban industrial commercial land in the South Okanagan. Corporations, entrepreneurs and Band owned businesses capitalize on the economic development potential. Established leases include brands like Arterra Wines Canada, Hyatt and many more.

OIB Development

Under this single corporate umbrella, OIB Development manages thirteen different lines of business.  Commercial leasing (38%), tourism (20%) and construction related services (14%) contribute the most to OIBDC’s bottom line.

Nk’Mip Management Services

OIBDC manages and operates two provincial parks that have always been important cultural places on our traditional territory.  About seven minutes drive from Osoyoos, Haynes Point Park is now officially known as “sw̓iw̓s park.” sw̓iw̓s (swee-yous) means place where it is shallow or narrow in the middle of the lake. The place name explains how the Okanagan ancestors of the Osoyoos Indian Band used the area as a very important crossing point from one side of Osoyoos Lake to another.  Head south on highway 97 and turn left on 32 avenue.

 

The official name for Okanagan Falls Park is now “sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ park.” sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ (s-wuh-wuneet-kw) means little falls and signifies a connection to Kettle Falls, which is known as big falls in the nsyilxcen language. These two falls were the most important fishing sites in the Okanagan Nation’s territory.  From Osoyoos, drive north on highway 97 for 43kms past Oliver towards the town of Okanagan Falls. Keep following the highway through Okanagan Falls before making a left onto Green Lake road.

OIBDC GROUP OF COMPANIES:

Nk’Mip Campground & RV Park
Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course
Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Nk’Mip Campground & RV Park

Experience one of the Okanagan’s finest RV destinations.  Open year round, Nk’Mip RV Park is one of the South Okanagan’s largest parks and is perfectly situated on the shores of Osoyoos Lake, the warmest lake in Canada, at the edge of the Sonora Desert and just minutes from the town’s main street.  Visit our Website at www.campingosoyoos.com.

 

Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course

Championship-modeled Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course boasts 18 holes surrounded by picturesque vistas of vineyard, canyon, sagebrush and skyline.  Book your tee time today at www.nkmipcanyon.ca.

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Photo Credit: Shayd Johnson

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.  Learn more at www.nkmipdesert.com.

OIBDC GROUP OF COMPANIES:

Oliver Readi-Mix
Nk’Mip Forestry
Senkulmen Business Park
Nk’Mip Vineyards

Oliver Readi-Mix

With decades of experience, Oliver Readi-Mix is a full-service concrete and aggregate company supplying grade A materials, forms accessories and precast products throughout the Okanagan. Visit www.oliverreadymix.com. 

 

 

Nk’Mip Forestry

A major contributor to our local economy, NK’MIP Forestry is committed to applying our Okanagan cultural and environmental values in all operations. Fully OIB-owned, the company ensures that licensed forestry areas are harvested sustainably using methods that will preserve the resource for generations to come.

Senkulmen Business Park

The South Okanagan’s premier fully-serviced industrial park is focused on your business growth.  Now leasing commercial and industrial lots.

Benefits
– Environmentally sustainable
– Easy highway access
– Flexible design
– Shovel ready sites
– No red tape

Questions?  Call us at 1.844.556.3444 or visit senkulmen.ca to learn more and book a site tour.

Nk’Mip Vineyards

Sip and savour the wines created from the premium grapes of Nk’Mip Vineyards. One of the first vineyards in the South Okanagan, it now sits among the largest within the Okanagan Valley at 340 acres – growing a diverse selection of grapes that include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

OIBDC GROUP OF COMPANIES:

Nk’Mip Convenience Stores
Senkulmen Utilities
Nk’Mip Preschool and Day Care

Nk’Mip Convenience Stores

The Nk’Mip Corner Petro-Canada station in Osoyoos may be your last stop in town, but don’t make it just a quick refuelling break. Be sure to step inside this OIB-owned operation for award-winning service. Located at the corner of Highway 3 and 45th Street (the turn-off for Spirit Ridge Resort), the gas station features Indigenous souvenirs and apparel on shelves and racks well worth browsing through. It’s not likely you will find another gas station in the country that sells authentic, high-quality dreamcatchers, wood carvings or decorative wall art. 

 

Phone: 778.437.3031

6201 – 45th St, Osoyoos

 

If you’re in Oliver, Nk’Mip Gas and Convenience Store is one of the busiest stops in town and a testament of excellence in commercial development and customer service. This well stocked, competitively priced store has an assortment of groceries, snacks, hot and cold lunch specials, beverages, tobacco, lottery and native art. Self-serve gas, diesel and key lock commercial pumps boast the best prices in the South Okanagan.

 

Phone: 250.498.3310

1000 McKinney Rd, Oliver

 

Senkulmen Utilities

More info coming soon

Nk’Mip Preschool and Day Care Centre

Members of the Osoyoos Indian Band founded the Inkameep Preschool Day Care in 1980. The first preschool was located near Tuc El Nuit Lake and then relocated in 1997 to where they are today.  The Childcare facility is located on First Nations Land of the Osoyoos Indian Band and affiliated with many different organizations and funding partners.  Visit their Website at www.inkameepdaycare.com.