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“Okanagan History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Okanagan Heritage Museum

Okanagan Heritage Museum
470 Queensway, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
250-763-2417
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Ranked #12 of 32 Attractions in Kelowna
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
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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.
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“Okanagan History”
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.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Educational and intriguing!”
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!

Visited June 2013
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Alberta, Canada
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“Small Museum with "Big" Exhibits”
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 but the opportunity to donate if you wish. We would recommend to take the hour or more to visit this museum in downtown Kelowna.

Visited May 2013
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Everett, Washington
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“the symbolism statues are wonderful”
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

Visited July 2012
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Kelowna, Canada
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“Vist the Museum”
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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