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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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    • Wheelchair Accessible
Aug 19

Kelowna's Amusing Past

Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until November 18, 2019

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Kelowna has had a reputation as a travel-worthy destination for decades. And while wineries and golf courses may be a...

Aug 20

Walking Through Time

Recurring weekly on Tuesday until August 27, 2019

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Join us on an outdoor walking tour as we explore the people, the stories, and a few surprises of downtown Kelowna.

This...

Aug 21

Kelowna's Amusing Past Opening Celebration

August 21, 2019

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Join us as we celebrate the characters, places, and stories that make up Kelowna’s Amusing Past with a fun-filled...

Aug 21

Cemetery Tours

Recurring every 2 weeks on Wednesday, Saturday until August 21, 2019

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery

Join local historian, Bob Hayes, and Kelowna Museums for a walk through the past.

Meet people and hear stories...

Aug 22

Lake Tales: A Walking Tour

Recurring weekly on Thursday until August 29, 2019

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Is Okanagan Lake a good home for Ogopogo?  You decide as we explore the geology, the syilx connection to n?x?a?x??itkw,...

Aug 23

Dino Days

August 23, 2019 - August 24, 2019

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Become a paleontologist for the day and dig up some fun with Kelowna Museums! Paleontologist puzzles, real fossils, and...

Aug 31

Lake Tales: A Walking Tour

Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday until August 31, 2019

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Is Okanagan Lake a good home for Ogopogo?  You decide as we explore the geology, the syilx connection to n?x?a?x??itkw,...

Oct 19

Nakulamen Series: Fall Harvest Ceremonies and Feasting

October 19, 2019

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Participants will explore how various First Nations give thanks through gatherings, ceremonies, and feasting. Particular...

Nov 02

Nakulamen Series: Traditional Shelters

November 2, 2019

Okanagan Heritage Museum

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

Nov 23

Nakulamen Series: Natural Dye and Rawhide

November 23, 2019

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Decorate your own rawhide necklace or keychain using natural dye made from Oregon grape! In this workshop, the process...

Dec 07

Nakulamen Series: Native Tree Ornaments

December 7, 2019

Okanagan Heritage Museum

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