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Okanagan Heritage Museum

470 Queensway, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
250-763-2417
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Ranked #14 of 42 attractions in Kelowna
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
Owner description: As part of the Kelowna Museums Society, the Okanagan Heritage Museum holds a large collection of First Nation artefacts and the Ethnography Gallery... more » Owner description: As part of the Kelowna Museums Society, the Okanagan Heritage Museum holds a large collection of First Nation artefacts and the Ethnography Gallery offers visitors a chance to explore collections from Central and South America, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Go back in time and visit a pioneer Chinese grocery store or step inside John McDougal’s trading post built in the 1860s.The Okanagan Heritage Museum is home to two important facilities: the Kelowna Public Archives which serves as a public research facility, and the Ursula Surtees Regional Conservation Laboratory which services the Kelowna Museums Society’s collections and artefacts as well as other collections across the Okanagan. « less
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Red Deer, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Well set up displays.Good information from staff. Nice location. Parking is a cost if not staying close by.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We went for a class field trip and the presentation captivated an audience of grade 1/2s as well as the teachers and parents. The museum is FREE of charge and I was impressed by the presentation of materials and the guest experience.

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

So glad I visited, the Heritage Museum truly gave me insight into local history and that of the Pacific North, a region that is dear to me! Small in scale but full of information and displays! Very helpful staff as well!

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Although this museum looks small from the outside, the exhibits and contents are very impressive. The history of the Okanagan area was well done especially with the history of some of the families. There are two floors of displays. We took tons of photos. The facility has well designed washrooms, wheelchair access and much more. There is no entrance fee... More

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Everett, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

the view you could hardlly drive and see all of the sites,, too bad this was a business trip We will go back on a personal holiday

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Kelowna, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Took visitors there, and they really enjoyed it. Was there also for a seminar, interesting place to hold a meeting.

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Kelowna, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

For a small museum it is very good and well organized,we were quite surprised at how good it was..to me honest we were expecting much less and it was free

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cuba
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We went to kelowna in British Columbia WOW. What an amazing place. Friendly very clean no mis conceptions Vancover is a massive let down as its dirty place and very expensive I'd never return to vancover

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Sent my boys visiting to soak up soem culture. They enjoyed their visit. It is always good for children to learn all about history in any form.

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Kelowna, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Hard to find it. Looks like a block concrete building with nothing in it. Who is responsible for doing a ho-hum presentation with no presentation

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