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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Jul 16

Fossil Hunters

Dates vary between July 2, 2024 - August 20, 2024

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Can you dig up a dinosaur in your backyard? Learn about dinosaurs and geology to become an amateur fossil hunter and discover...

Jul 25

Dinosaur Roar of BC

Dates vary between July 11, 2024 - August 29, 2024

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Dinosaurs were HOW BIG? Using real paleontology equipment and fossil exploration, we will imagine a land filled with dinosaurs....

Jul 27

The Downtown Scoop

Dates vary between June 29, 2024 - August 31, 2024

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Historical newspapers are full of fascinating things; headlines, stories, the gossip column and even advertisements!


Jul 30

Tombstone Tours

Dates vary between July 30, 2024 - August 27, 2024

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetary

Join us for the “Best of the Buried,” a greatest hits tour! This one-hour tour condenses the most captivating stories...