Sncewips Heritage Museum

Sncewips Heritage Museum, West Kelowna: Hours, Address, Sncewips Heritage Museum Reviews: 5/5

Sncewips Heritage Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Sncewips (sen-ch-wee-ps) Heritage Museum represents the heritage of Westbank First Nation (WFN) and the stories of the syilx/ Okanagan Nation as a whole. We believe in the power of our own voice to inspire, educate and transform and are working hard to build cultural capacity and language awareness along with programming development.
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Joanne R
Kelowna, Canada7 contributions
Excellent Educational Experience
Mar 2020 • Business
Our school brought 2 classes of grade 7 and 8 students to the museum to be given a guided tour. Coralee was an exceptional guide who is a knowledgeable and gifted storyteller. She related very well to this age group. I highly recommend the tour as I can’t possibly imagine people getting as much out of it as we did if they just looked around themselves. I will definitely bring classes here again.
Written March 16, 2020
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738allanw
6 contributions
a tucked away treasure chest of local Indigenous history
Nov 2018 • Business
Local First Nation ran and every piece/artifact is local. When you phone ahead and bring a group, the museum will have a tour guide bring you through the museum and fill you with information and knowledge about every piece found there! It is set up to tell a story of the history of Westbank First Nation: The Indigenous community that has lived in the central Okanagan since time immemorial! I recommend attending this place with your family that visits during a holiday, your team from the office, or out of town delegates who you are trying to both impress and offer a good time while learning about the local area.
Written March 19, 2019
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Wow thank you so much for the kind words, we are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to your next visit.
Written March 21, 2019
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Londonisok
London, UK18 contributions
Very Informative Experience
Aug 2018 • Family
We visited with children between the ages of 11-15. A small building but with a guided talk it was so informative about the history of the indigenous people.
Written August 17, 2018
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We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit, we hope that you will visit us again
Written January 25, 2019
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Marie M
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
A great source of Okanagan Valley history
Jul 2018 • Friends
We stopped into the Sncewips Heritage Museum after finding it on TripAdvisor. I was keen to learn a bit about the history of the Indigenous people from the region.

We didn’t plan a tour but arrived just as Jordan was about to start one.

What a great and thoroughly informative explanation of the local Indigenous people and their language.

I’m not sure if tours should/can be booked, but it would be worth finding out before going; I don’t think I would have taken as much away without the information that Jordan provided.

Entry and tour costs were by donation.
Written July 26, 2018
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Hello Marie, Thank you so much for choosing us and for your kind words , we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour from Jordan. We hope you and your family will visit us again
Written July 31, 2018
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Tina R
North Vancouver, Canada34 contributions
Great In Depth Personal Tour
May 2017
Even though she was not feeling well, Crystal graciously gave us a very in depth explanation of her culture and of the many items that were used by her people. I learned many things that I did not know about the lives of the indigenous people of the area and I would highly recommend this museum to all to gain some insight. One of the highlights of our trip. Thank you Crystal!
Written June 6, 2017
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We thank you for choosing us while on your vacation. We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour with Krystal, she is the newest member of our team and is very knowledgeable about syilx culture and language. We hope that you will visit us again soon -Coralee Miller Museum Assistant.
Written June 7, 2017
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Rolf1962
Munich, Germany2 contributions
Touching and informative
Mar 2017 • Business
Jordan gave our group a tour, full of stories and informations. We all left the place deeply impressed and I would highly recommend this place for everybody who lives in the area!
Written March 31, 2017
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Dee_Canuck001
Kelowna, Canada100 contributions
Insightful stories about our own backyard!
Mar 2017 • Friends
We had a very positive experience at the Sncewips Heritage Museum. It is small but full of artefacts that lead to revealing stories about the syilx culture in the Okanagan. The visit wouldn't have been nearly as interesting had it not been for our inspiring guide who shared history and humour. I highly recommend it to locals and visitors alike. Entry by donation.
Written March 2, 2017
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Thank you so much for visiting us! We hope to see you again soon!
Written March 6, 2017
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Colleenbanman
Kelowna, Canada177 contributions
Informative and fun
Feb 2017 • Family
I came along with my daughter's grade 7 field trip. The hostess, Coralee, was very informative and engaging. She also had a great sense of humour. The museum is not very big but they have some wonderful artifacts and important piece of the Okanagan People. Plan to spend 1-2 hours if you enjoy reading all the information. If you just like to see the items and get out, you can enjoy it in half an hour.
Written February 22, 2017
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QuibSmib
Truro, Canada103 contributions
Must visit for visitors and newbies to area.
Jun 2016 • Business
Great knowledgeable staff guide you through the museum, which features syilx culture as well as samplings of others.
Written October 27, 2016
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FloortjeMolenaar
Peachland, Canada13 contributions
Must see for visitors and residents of the Kelowna area
Jul 2016 • Family
We had family over visiting us from The Netherlands and decided to visit this museum. It exceeded our expectations! Our group of nine: six adults and three teenagers, were welcomed and got a private tour of the museum. We all loved the stories and learned lots about the Westbank First Nation. Definitely a must see for visitors and residents alike!
Written August 8, 2016
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We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit to our museum, we are grateful that you and your family decided to stop by on your vacation. Lim Limt ( thank you)
Written August 22, 2016
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Sncewips Heritage Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM