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.
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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.
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
Presented by syilx Elders Grouse and Pamela Barnes, this workshop series will help you understand and progress on the Truth and Reconciliation journey. Through four 3-hour workshops, participants access 12 hours of training in Indigenous cultural competency led by syilx...
Join us for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 at the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Our all-ages guided and self-guided stations help you learn about the history and culture of the syilx people, both pre-contact and post-contact.
Stroll from the Laurel Packinghouse to the Rotary Marsh with syilx knowledge carriers as they teach about traditional plant use.