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Address: South of the city center at the corner of Benvoulin and Casorso rd, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-860-8369
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The first non-native settlement in the Okanagan Valley was a mission...

The first non-native settlement in the Okanagan Valley was a mission established on this site in 1859 by Father Pandosy. Take a self-guided tour of the replicated mission buildings and a collection of horse-drawn carriages.

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Great place for family pictures!

Beautiful setting for family pictures. Well kept and clean, worked for our 16 member family reunion pics!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a old home stead site, has a few building on approximately 2 or 3 acres. The building have been restored and you can look thru the windows and see how they lived back then. There are old barns and out building with old machines and tractors and stuff. Ok place to explore with kids.

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Thank Patricia T
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Don't let appearance fool you this is a real nice piece of history mixed with restored pieces of Father Pandosy's Mission. It's like being in a museum that is outside. I recommend going on a cloudy or cooler day unless you like the heat because you will be walking out in the open quite a bit. It's donation only so... More 

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Thank M0rec0ffeeplz
Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

It is really amazing to think that nearly 200 years ago Father Pandosy ventured into this vast unknown land, facing dangers at every turn, for the sole purpose of spreading Christianity. You can literally feel the difficulties faced by this priest and his fellows in the way that just about everything here is hand hewn out of the local wood... More 

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Thank metaungulate
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Intersting displays of live in Kelownas not to distant past., small venue. Agricultural tools are in disrepair

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Thank JWvdL
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Buildings from 1860's missionary priests. Also some very old and very rusty agricultural tools. Quite interesting.

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Thank 403hjo
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

take you back in time looks good look for fall harvest show with old time equi that fun It some time in late aug.

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Thank james P
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting for family pictures. Well kept and clean, worked for our 16 member family reunion pics!

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Thank Mommystrong
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great example of life back in the day. Hard to imagine living that way, we're so spoiled & soft in these modern times. Gotta respect the people that made the area what it is now.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I've toured this site with school children but primarily use it as a backdrop for photo shoots. Its historic old buildings offer a lovely background for family portraits. I've also used it for doing a fashion shoot and one for a ballet company! As for what there is to see, it's nowhere near as impressive as Okeefe Ranch outside of... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This old world display brings history to life. You are able to walk freely about and stay as long as you like. The buildings appeared accurate for their time period. This is a good place to take children and explain how after blasting through the Rockies the settlers then had to build a place to stay, worship, go to school... More 

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