Okanagan Heritage Museum

Discover the natural and human history of Kelowna.

Museums are living places, and that’s true of Kelowna’s flagship museum, the Okanagan Heritage Museum too. In fact, the entire permanent gallery has been reimagined! In spring 2019, we wrapped up a multi-year process that saw us overhaul our entire permanent gallery. Pay us a visit and enjoy our ‘new’ museum.

Experience fascinating displays and learn how the Okanagan valley was formed, and why it supports tremendous biodiversity. Step into the world of the syilx/Okanagan people, and gain insights into their close connection to the land. Learn about the arrival of traders and settlers, and peer into the windows of an original “Chinatown” shop. Meet some individuals from Kelowna’s past and present, and be inspired by the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame.

Check the link below to learn about our latest special exhibition. The Kelowna Museums Society looks forward to welcoming you!

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

Hours & Location

Monday, Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday Closed
470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7
tel. (250) 763-2417


Admission is by donation.

Suggested Donation $5 per person/$15 per family

Current Exhibits
  • SEE: Kelowna – Visit the new installation SEE:Kelowna for stories and images from people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna.
  • Explore the Changes – Visit our ‘new’ gallery to see the transformation of our collection.


Feature Gallery

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