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

Dino Sundays

Dino Sundays

Date July 21, 2024

For the little dinosaur lovers in your family. Kelowna Museums introduces drop in Sundays with Dinosaur themed games, crafts or talks on the wonderful world of Dinosaurs in BC. Each week will be a different activity. It would be T-reffic to see you!

Event Info

Dinosaur Roar of BC

Dinosaur Roar of BC

Date July 25, 2024

Dinosaurs were HOW BIG? Using real paleontology equipment and fossil exploration, we will imagine a land filled with dinosaurs. Then tag along as we give you a mini tour of our Dinosaurs of BC exhibit. It’s going to be Roar-some!

Event Info