Okanagan Military Museum

Meet the people from the Okanagan Valley who served in the armed forces

Step inside this museum, and you will feel the passion of its founders. Investigate artifacts from the South African War, World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, and contemporary military operations. The Okanagan Military Museum is devoted to the preservation and greater awareness of Okanagan military heritage, and reveals how locals contributed to events on the world stage.

Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday Closed

 

 

 

Location

1424 Ellis St
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2A5

(250) 763-9292

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ADMISSION

Admission is by donation.

Suggested donation $5 per person/$15 per family

Vince Bezeau Military Library and Archives

Located at the Okanagan Military Museum

Want to learn more?

Visit our Okanagan Military History website for information and articles from our military historians.

Feature Exhibit

ArtiFACT or ArtiFICTION?

The OMM edition

Experience our Feature Gallery as a game!

Opens May 6, 2022
Okanagan Military Museum

“Can you tell if it’s ArtiFACT or ArtiFICTION?”

It’s back by popular demand … and also with a twist! Last year’s exhibition-turned-trivia-game was such a hit that we couldn’t wait to create an all-new version in the Okanagan Military Museum.

It’s an exhibition, but it’s a trivia game. ArtiFACT or ArtiFICTION: the OMM edition is not just for the military buff in the group. Questions cover a wide range of themes and incorporate objects from our archival and artifact collections. This unique way to explore the museum is sure to leave you surprised, stumped, and smarter. 

The exhibition is a great way for individuals, families or small groups to have a fun, safe, and interactive museum experience. Play together, or go head-to-head and see who will be the champion!

Submit your game card after you play to enter the monthly prize draw!

About the Okanagan Military Museum

The Okanagan Military Museum is devoted to the preservation and greater awareness of Okanagan military heritage, and reveals how locals contributed to events on the world stage. A visit to the Okanagan Military Museum fosters a greater connection to the Okanagan men and women who served.

The Okanagan Military Museum Society [OMMS] formed in 1987 and opened the Okanagan Military Museum on November 11, 1999. Operations of the OMM merged with the Kelowna Museums Society in 2006, however the OMMS board is still active and works with the Kelowna Museums Society in many aspects of the operation of the museum.

Our Collections

The Okanagan Military Museum is home to one of the best firearms collections in Canada. It hosts a significant collection of uniforms, insignia, badges, and equipment, including artifacts from the Boer War, World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, and contemporary military operations. The Okanagan Military Museum is also home to the Vince Bezeau Military Archives and Library is open to researchers.

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