Plan Your Visit

Alive with our history!

Discover something new at your Kelowna Museums

We are caretakers of history, science and human legacy. Kelowna Museums spans three locations in downtown Kelowna, hosting hundreds of programs, events, exhibits and workshops every year!

Visit us and discover your own connection to the past, present and the world around you.

Latest Updates

Learn about our Covid-19 procedures and how we're working to keep you safe during your visit.

Kelowna Museums at a glance

Scroll down or click the links below each facility for hours and locations.

Okanagan Heritage Museum

  • Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame
  • Kelowna Public Archives
  • Ursula Surtees Conservation Lab
  • The OHM Gift Shop

Hours & Location

Okanagan Military Museum

  • Vince Bezeau Military Library and Archives

Hours & Location

Laurel Packinghouse

  • Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum
  • Laurel Square
  • Event Rentals

Hours & Location

Getting Here

As a Biosphere committed entity, we encourage visitors to make use of active transportation and public transit.

All of our locations are conveniently located near major cycling corridors and multi-use pathways. The Okanagan Heritage Museum is also located directly next to the Queensway Transit Exchange, making it easy to use public transportation for your visit.

Parking

The Memorial Parkade is located at 1420 Ellis Street, between the Okanagan Heritage Museum and the Okanagan Military Museum. 

The Library Parkade is located at 1360 Ellis Street, just a short stroll from all of our locations, including the Laurel Packinghouse. 

There is no-charge parking after 5 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends/stat holidays – except during special events (signs will be displayed near the entrance when event parking is in effect).

For information and rates, please visit the City of Kelowna website.

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Feature exhibits, Indigenous and settler history, biodiversity, the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, and so much more!

FALL Hours (STARTING Sept 7)

Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

Location

470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7

(250) 763-2417

Google maps link

ADMISSION

Admission is by donation.

Suggested donation $5 per person/$15 per family

Okanagan Military Museum

Feature exhibits, Okanagan military heritage, the Vince Bezeau Military Archives and Library, and one of the best military firearms collections in Canada!

FALL Hours (STARTING Sept 7)

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

 

Location

1424 Ellis St
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2A5

(250) 763-9292

Google maps link

ADMISSION

Admission is by donation.

Suggested donation $5 per person/$15 per family

Laurel Packinghouse

Home of the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum, celebrating the agricultural roots of the Okanagan Valley, and the new Laurel Square interactive park!

Hours

Temporary Closure

In the meantime, visit the Laurel Square, part of the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum behind the historic Laurel Packinghouse. This new park offers a fun and interactive way to experience Kelowna’s agricultural past for kids of all ages.

Location

1304 Ellis St
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1Z8

(778) 478-0325

Google maps link

ADMISSION

Admission is by donation.

Suggested donation $5 per person/$15 per family

Kelowna Museums’ Upcoming Events and Workshops

A Flurry of Holiday Magic

A Flurry of Holiday Magic

Date December 15, 2021

Grab a lantern and step into the magic of the museum, all decked out for the holidays! This experience will leave you feeling nostalgic for that old-fashioned festive charm with stories, crafts, games, and the sights and smells that mark the holiday season.

Event Info

“Great for young families. It’s not too big so the kids can see everything and not lose focus. Nice interactive displays and info, and they offer events throughout the year that are always fun.”

— Jennifer Sterling

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