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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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Great family attraction

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Lethbridge, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

It is really amazing to think that nearly 200 years ago Father Pandosy ventured into this vast unknown land, facing dangers at every turn, for the sole purpose of spreading Christianity. You can literally feel the difficulties faced by this priest and his fellows in the way that just about everything here is hand hewn out of the local wood... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Intersting displays of live in Kelownas not to distant past., small venue. Agricultural tools are in disrepair

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Buildings from 1860's missionary priests. Also some very old and very rusty agricultural tools. Quite interesting.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

take you back in time looks good look for fall harvest show with old time equi that fun It some time in late aug.

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