Kelowna Museums, Central Okanagan, BC

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470 Queensway Avenue Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7
470 Queensway Kelowna British Columbia V1Y 6S7 CA
About Us

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Step into the oldest log cabin in Kelowna and have a seat in a traditional syilx winter home. Explore the history of this region while hunting for wonderful objects and surprising stories. Things are always changing at the museums! To keep up with current and upcoming exhibitions and events, visit our website.

Okanagan Military Museum

Discover the stories of the Okanagan men and women who served on land, sea, and in the sky. The Military Museum is packed with artifacts from historical and contemporary military operations such as uniforms, insignia and badges. It has one of the best firearms collections in Canada.

Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum

Unearth the agricultural treasures that make our region unique at the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum. Vibrantly decorated fruit crates, a live beehive and cherry pitting equipment are yours to explore. Discover how the booming Okanagan wine industry has diversified our landscape with stories of wine makers, entrepreneurs and local wineries. Uncover the rich history of two of our world-class industries along with the dedication involved in their success!

Okanagan Heritage Museum

470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7

Okanagan Military Museum

1424 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2A5

Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum

Located inside the Laurel Packinghouse
1304 Ellis Street

Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1Z8

What's Happening

QUIET STORIES FROM CANADIAN PLACES

Featuring a series of paintings and new media works by artist Heather Cline. Quiet Stories from Canadian Places is a national touring exhibition created in response to Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration. Location: Okanagan Heritage Museum

Monday – Saturday | 10AM – 5PM


WALKING THROUGH TIME: SECRETS OF EARLY KELOWNA

Join us on a sesqui-tour as we explore the people, the stories, and a few surprises of early Kelowna. Leaving from the Okanagan Heritage Museum, this outdoor walking tour is approximately a 1 km loop. Location: Okanagan Heritage Museum I $5 per person

Tuesdays July-August | 10-11 :30AM


SUMMER FAMILY FUN

Join us each week for a new and exciting way to explore the people and places of the Okanagan. Family drop-in programs are designed for caretakers to stay and participate alongside their kids. Check kelownamuseums.ca/events for weekly theme and schedule. Suggested $5 family donation

Wednesdays & Fridays | 10AM-2PM


LIVE EQUIPMENT DEMOS

Do you hear that? Those are the lovely sounds of the phonograph. Experience a live demo, learn the history, and choose from a selection of records! Location: Okanagan Heritage Museum | Free

July 15 & July 22 | 2-3PM


SESQUl-LICIOUS NOSH

August 3rd  | 4-6PM

Taste local ciders, wines or spirits, nibble made-in-the-Okanagan treats, and unwind in a convivial historical space. Location: The Laurel Packinghouse | Free event


REPTILE MAN!

Patrick Lamontagne of Okanagan World of Reptiles provides a thrilling and educational presentation about reptiles and other wildlife. Get hands-on with these remarkable animals! Location: Okanagan Heritage Museum | Suggested $10 family donation

August 5 | 11AM-12PM & 2-3PM


CEMETERY TOURS

Join local historian, Bob Hayes, and the Kelowna Museums for a walk through the past! The cemetery tours highlight people and stories of early Kelowna in a series of four tours. Join for one, or all four! Location: Memorial Park Cemetery (Pioneer Section) | $5 per person

July 26 , August 12, 16, & 26 | 9-11AM


RAID ON DIEPPE: THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY

What were the controversial plans, the events, and the consequences of this historical event? Join us as we explore the details of Dieppe. Light refreshments will be served. Location: Okanagan Military Museum | Suggested $5 donation

August 19 | 2-3PM

For more information
kelownamuseums.ca/events
education@kelownamuseums.ca
Call Jen at 250.868.4836

Open / Season

Open year round

Payment Options

Museum admission is by donation

Accessibility

Yes

RV Facilities

No