Okanagan Heritage Museum

Discover the natural and human history of Kelowna.

The Okanagan Heritage Museum offers award-winning traveling exhibits and provides a home for exhibitions of local and regional artefacts and stories curated by the Kelowna Museums Society. The galleries host some of the most engaging installations in the Central Interior of British Columbia.

Explore the Changes!

Another day, another treasure. Experience museum transformation in motion as we overhaul the entire gallery. Meanwhile, step into the oldest log cabin in Kelowna, and peer into the windows of an original “Chinatown” shop. Be inspired by the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, and hunt for wonderful objects and surprising stories.

This museum is also home to two important facilities: the Kelowna Public Archives and the Ursula Surtees Regional Conservation Laboratory.

Admission is by donation.

Hours & Location

Monday –  Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday Closed
Special Hours: Closing early on December 19th 10:00am – 4:30pm
Holiday Hours: December 24th, 25th, 26th Closed
Holiday Hours: December 27th – 30th 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Holiday Hours: December 31st & January 1st Closed
470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7
tel. (250) 763-2417
Current Exhibits
  • SEE: Kelowna – Visit the new installation SEE:Kelowna for stories and images from people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna.
  • Explore the Changes – Feel the excitement of a gallery undergoing complete transformation


Temporary Exhibitions

  • Dinosaurs (Sept 13th – Oct 7th) The Dinos are making a quick visit from storage! Come in and check them out in the heritage museum gallery

Discover the culture and heritage of the Okanagan by exploring your Kelowna Museums.