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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
Description: 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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Historical view of Kelowna

A great place to give your family a little of the history of Kelowna when it was first developed. Admission is free but a donation would be appreciated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A great place to give your family a little of the history of Kelowna when it was first developed. Admission is free but a donation would be appreciated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very well kept up mission - good explanations and history makes for a nice family outing and learning about the beginnings of the Okanagan fruit industry.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is an early settlement site by Father Pandosy, era 1900's, and is an awesome place for wedding pictures.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Easily found at far south end of Benvoulin road. Traces early Kelowna history. Interesting early schoolhouse and lots of old machinery.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Remarkable mission/village with creative attention to detail that showcases what pioneer life was like over a 100 years ago. One almost expects to see Father Pandosy walking the grounds of this re-created settlement. The priest's house speaks to the past in every room and puts visitors in the now back into the distant past, much like a time machine. Remarkable... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

we visited Father Pandosy's Mission in April and were quite impressed by this historical place. One can see a collection of log houses, and learn a lot about the houses and their owner's history. We loved seeing the interior, especially the farm house. By strolling through this museum one will get a good impression about Kelowna's history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A great way to learn more about the origin and history of our great city. It's not a huge display but what there is gives a lot of insight into how Kelowna cam to be and who the people were who played a huge role in it's origin. Some of the displays could use a little re-furbish but the message... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

About 5-10 minutes from downtown and the waterfront. It is a great place to spend an hour or so learning about the history of the missionaries and what it was like in the valley when the first settlers came.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Father Pandosy Mission and Pioneer Museum Kelowna, BC, Canada. Who on earth is Father Pandosy? And where on earth is Kelowna? You may ask. I would like to give you a brief review of the museum and of the place. Charles John Felix Adolph Pandosy, a French priest, was sent in 1859 to the Oregon territory along with a small... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We combined our visit to Father Pandosy's Mission with the annual antique tractor fair (for the second year running). The fair has a wide variety of old traction and steam driven engines to look at, admire and talk in detail to the owners/ gents who have lovingly restored them. With excellently priced food and drinks available it makes for a... More 

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Address: Address: South of the city center at the corner of Benvoulin and Casorso rd, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-860-8369
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna>  > South Pandosy - K.L.O.

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