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Father Pandosy Mission

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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
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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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Amazing history!

This is a great place to visit if you are a tourist or if you live in the area. Wonderful local history and tons to see. Also a great place for family picnics or a wedding. Be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
kekastone
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Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit if you are a tourist or if you live in the area. Wonderful local history and tons to see. Also a great place for family picnics or a wedding. Be sure to bring your camera as it is also a terrific spot for photos. Easy to find and self tour.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really suggest everyone including families to really study about history of one of greatest pioneers of Kelowna. The birth of a city, the labors from new Canadians who started farming back in the 1800s mostly stories about the Chinese migrants who worked day and night for long long hours. The first church of Kelowna also in the 1800s. It... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I quite enjoyed this venue, even if it decided to pour just as I arrived. The buildings are spread out in a grassy area and provide an interesting look at life in the late 1800s. I particularly enjoyed the trapper's cabin as well as the house and school. Some children were having fun running around in the open area. A... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to get to and easy to walk around. Old buildings from the early days of the white settlement of the Okanagan provide a different sense of what life was like on the frontier in the mid-late 1800s. There's nothing dramatic here, but the recommended two dollar donation for admission may be one of the better bargains in all of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Went many times with the children on school trips. Very interesting site with informative staff. It is a small site and doesn't take take long to see everything.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Father Pandosy Mission is worth making a trip to go see. Only 10 minutes from downtown and yet 100 years back in time. You can walk the entire property in under 45 minutes. Definitely best to go from mid-spring to early fall.

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Thank Peter S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Never knew this existed. Enjoyed our self tour and took our time. Lear ed a great deal that we had not heard before. Saw some old farming equitment that we had never seen before

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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

My husband and I stopped here on a whim while driving through the area on a recent trip to Kelowna. The site is set on a grassy plot and after a suggested donation, you are left to wander and explore the buildings unsupervised. The buildings give you a real taste of what life must have been like for the area's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a old home stead site, has a few building on approximately 2 or 3 acres. The building have been restored and you can look thru the windows and see how they lived back then. There are old barns and out building with old machines and tractors and stuff. Ok place to explore with kids.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Don't let appearance fool you this is a real nice piece of history mixed with restored pieces of Father Pandosy's Mission. It's like being in a museum that is outside. I recommend going on a cloudy or cooler day unless you like the heat because you will be walking out in the open quite a bit. It's donation only so... More 

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