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Kelowna's Heritage

Kelowna’s heritage is a history tied to the land and natural environment and the people who have long understood the richness of this area.


    Okanagan Heritage Museum 
    kpa# 4984

Today, Kelowna's heritage is reflected in the buildings, neighbourhoods and landscapes from these earlier eras. These are the homes, work spaces, and community gathering places created by the people who shaped and developed the city of Kelowna.

The City of Kelowna respects and celebrates our built, cultural and natural heritage as a major contributor to community identity and works to integrate Heritage in our growing city.

     Okanagan Heritage Museum 
     kpa# 3760



The City of Kelowna supports the preservation of heritage sites through:       

Heritage Societies

Local societies devoted to heritage preservation and heritage restoration:

The Central Okanagan Heritage Society (COHS)
The Okanagan Historical Society (OHS)

Oral History

The City is interested in expanding its current collection of Kelowna oral history. 

Know of a Kelowna resident whose oral history should be collected?

Contact Shannon Johnston, Curator of Education, and have the name added to the list.
Phone: 250-868-4836


Lauren Sanbrooks, Policy and Planning
City Hall, 1435 Water St., Kelowna, V1Y 1J4
Phone:  250 469-8419

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