Okanagan Heritage Museum

Okanagan Heritage Museum Exterior View | Kelowna Museums

Discover the natural and human history of Kelowna.

Experience fascinating new displays as we continue to reimagine the entire permanent gallery of Kelowna’s flagship museum! 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!

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

Hours & Location

Monday –  Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday Closed
Special Hours: May 20 11:00am – 4:00pm
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 – Feel the excitement of a gallery undergoing complete transformation


Temporary Exhibitions

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