Vince Bezeau Military Library and Archives

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." ~ Winston Churchill


The Vince Bezeau Military Library and Archives, located on the second floor of the Okanagan Military Museum, focuses on those who were born here, those who live(d) here and those who fought in the battalions and regiments of the Okanagan.

Items are collected in order to preserve the rich military history of our area and to teach the next generations about the vital role the Okanagan Military plays in Canadian sovereignty.

Archival materials include: photographs, military service records, regimental stories, diaries, maps, charts and plans, technical books, pamphlets, manuals, newspaper articles and periodicals. The Archives is a great place to start research on a history project, learn more about our military forces and do genealogical research.

The associated Reference Library compliments the Archives and is more specialized than conventional libraries. This specialized collection focuses on books relating to the Canadian Military, those published by Canadian authors or published by Canadian companies.

The Vince Bezeau Military Library and Archives is open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. If you would like to come for a visit and use this rich local resource, or if you would like to donate items, please contact our Community Archivist to make an appointment.

Use of the Library and Archives is by donation, except where fees for services apply.