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Father Pandosy Mission

Neighborhood: South Pandosy - K.L.O.
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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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History in Kelowna

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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42 helpful votes 42 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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201 reviews 201 reviews
63 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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31 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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258 reviews 258 reviews
36 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
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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