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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Dec 03

Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 15, 2023

Okanagan Heritage Museum

A travelling exhibit created by MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver


Dec 03

na’ʔk’ʷulamən (what we do): Tree Ornaments

December 3, 2022

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Join us for a family fun morning decorating your own tree ornaments. Themes include buckskin gloves, ribbon shirts and...

Dec 04

syilx Spotlight: Technologies of Stone and Bone

Recurring weekly on Sunday

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Experience the syilx Spotlight at the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Join Alana, our Indigenous Programming Intern, on Sunday...