The Vince Bezeau Military Library and Archives, located at 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.
Materials 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 are open to the public by appointment. 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 Archivist, Tara Hurley to make an appointment.
Use of the Library and Archives is by donation, except where fees for services apply.
The Kelowna Public Archives and the Vince Bezeau Military Library and Archives will be closed from December 24th until January 10th for our staff to enjoy the holidays with their families.