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Okanagan Heritage Museum

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470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada
(250) 763-2417 www.kelownamuseums.ca

Every year, thousands of visitors enjoy the Okanagan Heritage Museum’s unique regional and worldly collections and exhibitions.

The Okanagan Heritage Museum offers award-winning traveling exhibits from around the world, and provides a home for exhibitions curated by the Kelowna Museums. Our galleries host some of the most engaging installations in the Central Interior of Brisith Columbia.

More than just local history, the Okanagan Heritage Museum also provides visitors with a comprehensive Ethnographic Gallery. This gallery allows visitors a chance to explore collections from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Our Kelowna focused exhibition space allows our visitors to go back in time to Kelowna before and during incorporation.

This museum is also home to two important facilities: the Kelowna Public Archives which serves as a public research facility, and the Ursula Surtees Regional Conservation Laboratory which services the Kelowna Museums Society’s collections as well as other collections from around the Okanagan.

The Okanagan Heritage Museum serves as headquarters for the Kelowna Museums Society. It is located at 470 Queensway Ave, Kelowna, BC.

Admission is by donation.

 

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July 2018

Historic Walking Tours

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

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Historic Walking Tours

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

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Curiosity Bugs Presents: Bugs Small Superheroes

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

They may be tiny, but they sure are mighty. Discover some of the smallest superheroes of the Okanagan and their special super powers. Have a chance to get up close and personal with our small and super little friends. By donation For more information, please…

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Exhibit Tours

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on July 26,2018 at 11:00am

One event on July 26,2018 at 3:00pm

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

What came before the itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini? Dive into this exclusive tour of "Babes and Bathers: History of the Swimsuit" and find out. By donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

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Exhibit Tours

July 26 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on July 12,2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 19,2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 19,2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 26,2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 26,2018 at 3:00pm

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

What came before the itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini? Dive into this exclusive tour of "Babes and Bathers: History of the Swimsuit" and find out. By donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

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Historic Walking Tours

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

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Curiosity Bugs Presents: Okanagan World of Reptiles

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on August 18,2018 at 10:30am

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Patrick Lamontagne from the Okanagan World of Reptiles is visiting the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Have your chance to get hands-on with snakes, tortoises and other exciting creatures. Suggested $10 donation per family For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

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Curiosity Bugs Presents: Okanagan World of Reptiles

July 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on August 18,2018 at 1:30pm

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Patrick Lamontagne from the Okanagan World of Reptiles is visiting the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Have your chance to get hands-on with snakes, tortoises and other exciting creatures. Suggested $10 donation per family For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

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Historic Walking Tours

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

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August 2018

Curiosity Bugs Presents: Birds in my Backyard

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Soar into the world of Okanagan birds. Learn how to identify the different birds that fly in our skies through this interactive program. By donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

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Historic Walking Tours

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

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Historic Walking Tours

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

Find out more »

Historic Walking Tours

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

Find out more »

Historic Walking Tours

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

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Curiosity Bugs Presents: Lake Mysteries

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Dive into Lake Mysteries! From ancient geology to flora and fauna, the mysteries of the lake will be uncovered in this interactive mystery adventure. By donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

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Historic Walking Tours

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

Find out more »

Curiosity Bugs Presents: Okanagan World of Reptiles

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on August 18,2018 at 10:30am

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Patrick Lamontagne from the Okanagan World of Reptiles is visiting the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Have your chance to get hands-on with snakes, tortoises and other exciting creatures. Suggested $10 donation per family For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

Find out more »

Curiosity Bugs Presents: Okanagan World of Reptiles

August 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on August 18,2018 at 1:30pm

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Patrick Lamontagne from the Okanagan World of Reptiles is visiting the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Have your chance to get hands-on with snakes, tortoises and other exciting creatures. Suggested $10 donation per family For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

Find out more »

Historic Walking Tours

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

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Curiosity Bugs Presents: Animal Detectives

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Calling all detectives! Solve an animal mystery by gathering clues and using your best detective skills. Get up close with some of our favourite furry and feathered friends. By donation For more information, please contact: Jen at 250.868.4836 [email protected]

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Historic Walking Tours

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

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Dino Day

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

Become a Junior Paleontologist for the day and dig up some fun with Kelowna Museums! Paleontologist puzzles, real fossils and more will have you roaring with glee. This special event is sponsored by CUPE Local 338. Free event For more information, please contact: Jen at…

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Historic Walking Tours

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

Find out more »

September 2018

Historic Walking Tours

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 1,2018

Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7 Canada

How did Kelowna come to be? Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum for a journey through time. Learn about the land, the syilx/Okanagan people who first called it home, and how European settlement impacted both. Hear stories of the people who ventured here from around…

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