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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.

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Sep 26

Waterways: Past, Present and Future

September 18, 2021 - January 29, 2022

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Waterways explores the nature of our relationship with water – from the impact of development and climate change...

Oct 13

na̓ʔk̓ʷulamən: Traditional Shelters and Tule Mats

October 13, 2021

Online event

Take a journey with us, exploring the traditional shelters and lifestyles of First Nations’ from around Turtle Island,...

Dec 08

na̓ʔk̓ʷulamən: Winter is Storytelling Time

December 8, 2021

Online event

Get cozy and listen to a telling of the captíkwł, “How Turtle Set the Animals Free.” Kids and adults alike will appreciate...