COVID-19 Updates

Welcome back to the Museum!

The Kelowna Museums Society is excited to welcome visitors back to the Okanagan Heritage Museum, Okanagan Military Museum and Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum.

Working to keep everyone safe

As the Province updates its protocols to deal with rising cases of Covid, the Kelowna Museums Society is committed to ensuring the safety of its visitors and staff by following all PHO guidelines.

Below are some of the key safety measures as of April 01, 2022:

  • Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will not be admitted.
  • Masks are recommended, but not required – except in Archives where masks must be worn at all times.
  • A vaccine passport will not be required for general entry to any of our facilities; however, vaccine passports may be required to attend some programs or events.
  • A regular cleaning and disinfecting schedule are maintained and hand sanitization stations are in place throughout. All visitors must sanitize their hands upon entering the museums.

Please note that our hours of operation have changed:

The Kelowna Public Archives are available by appointment only.

We look forward to seeing you!

Kelowna Museums Society

Share your story: COVID-19

The Kelowna Museums Society is documenting Kelowna’s COVID-19 history. We are collecting objects, artworks, photographs, videos and stories, including personal stories from the community.

Click the button below to learn more and share your story!

Kelowna Museums Locations

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Kelowna’s flagship museum, the Okanagan Heritage Museum, invites visitors to discover how the Okanagan Valley was formed, to gain insights into the world of our syilx hosts, to learn about the arrival of traders and settlers and so much more.

Okanagan Military Museum

Devoted to the preservation and greater awareness of Okanagan military heritage, the Okanagan Military Museum features uniforms, insignia, badges, firearms and fascinating stories of how locals have contributed to events on the world stage.

Laurel Packinghouse

One of Kelowna’s most historic and beloved buildings, the Laurel Packinghouse is the oldest and largest packinghouse in BC. Part atmospheric rental venue, part museum, this is a building that charms both locals and visitors alike.

Kelowna Museums’ Upcoming Events and Workshops

nsyilxcen: the Journey Continues

nsyilxcen: the Journey Continues

Date February 20, 2024

Continue your journey with the nsyilxcen language and gain a deeper understanding of syilx culture. Through a series of dynamic classes, students with a beginner understanding of nsyilxcen will engage with each other and their instructor as they continue their learning....

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Visite guidée du musée

Visite guidée du musée

Date February 24, 2024

Visitez votre musée en français ! Rejoingez-nous pour une visite guidée en français pendant laquelle on plongera dans l’histoire et la culture de la valée au Musée du patrimoine de l’Okanagan. Les sujets incluent les premiers colons, la résurgence de la franc...

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