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Address: 1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1Z8, Canada
Phone Number: 778-478-0347
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Exhibitions on packing, processing, home preserving, picking, orchards,...

Exhibitions on packing, processing, home preserving, picking, orchards, marketing, and awards won by BC growers, tell the story of the Okanagan Valley’s transformation from wide open cattle range to beautifully manicured, symmetric orchards.

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Small vignette of local history

Small one room "museum" full of fruit orchard displays, photographs, machines and history that show how important the fruit industry played in the making of Kelowna and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Langley, Bc
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to look at apple boxes and apple peeling machines, this is your place. Otherwise, it's a bore.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Small one room "museum" full of fruit orchard displays, photographs, machines and history that show how important the fruit industry played in the making of Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley. Don't want to be mean but I wouldn't go out of my way to see this, but if in the Downtown Cultural District already worth stopping in for 15-20 minutes.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Located right beside the Wine Museum its donation only and you get to the see the old equipment used to farm back in the day. It used to be a larger exhibit but since the expansion of the wine museum they had to shorten this museum. Is it worth seeing? If you in the area and you have a spare... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is a great local history stop! Learn all about how important apples were to the area. It is run on donations. There was a guide there and he was very friendly and knowledgeable. A local man, who sadly passed away, made satirical apple dolls in amusing situations (police station, church, barbershop, and 2 hospital scenes) and donated it to... More 

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calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We visited there on Aug 25. It is a tiny museum. But it is worth to spend 20 mins and learn how the old time orchard farmers are making living.

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Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It is located in Laurel packing house building. There ae not many displays. There are some old food industry machines there though. The most interesting thing was the live bee hive display. My kids loved it. If you are in the area check it out. Admission is by donation.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

This is also a one-stop shop in the centre of Kelowna where you can buy medal winning wines from a large number of wineries throughout the entire Okanagan region. No tastings here however.

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