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Father Pandosy Mission

South of the city center at the corner of Benvoulin and Casorso rd, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada (South Pandosy - K.L.O.)
250-860-8369
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Ranked #23 of 49 Attractions in Kelowna
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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hastings,MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love this place. You can bring a little picnic, make a donation and be in a restful simple setting with lovely old buildings. So much of Kelowna's roots can be traced to this mission.

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Kelowna
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189 reviews 189 reviews
60 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

After just a few minutes by car from the bustling shopping areas, you'll find the location where an Oblate priest from France first lived. It is a quiet,serene area, and it bears witness to the simplicity of life of the first settlers in the area, that arrived in the 1860's. I also shows farming implements and the more elaborate home... More

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Regina, Canada
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

A great place to learn about the history of the Kelowna area. Well-kept buildings and grounds with interesting signage notes and antique implements and artifacts. Very inspiring to learn about Father Pandosy. Would have liked to have seen more of the actual artifacts in each of the buildings, such as pertinent tools and equipment, etc in the barn and hayloft... More

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BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great little stop to learn about some of Kelownas history. Old buildings and antique items from our cities past. Its a great places to take photos!

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Kelowna
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Went with my daughters class and found this place to be a neat place for kids to learn about the history of Father Pandosy's mission. Great Experience.

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Summerland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Easy access ,very interesting and cultural as well. Father Pandosy was an entrepreneur,missionary& very influencial individual.He inspired many old timers.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

There is not very much history left to see, so a trip out to this recreated site at least gives you a feel for the work of the missionaries and settlers even if most of the buildings have been moved to the site. The barn and the school house in particular are worth visiting on a sunny day so for... More

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Kelowna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a small heritage site,but you'll see the old log cabins and spare quarters where the first missionaries lived.The settlers' home is also a step back in time...it will make you appreciative of the simpler life hundred years ago. It is a peaceful, quiet area,that invites you to look and reflect.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I visited Father Pandosy's Mission for the first time a couple of days ago. I'm a big fan of history, so I loved it. I knew my niece and nephew(9 & 6) would love it too, so I brought them here. They totally loved checking out absolutely everything, and were full of questions about how/why things were like that 150... More

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