Okanagan-Shuswap Intown: Kelowna Attractions



Kelowna Attractions - wineries

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Father Pandosy Mission
Benvoulin & Casuro roads
This mission was founded in 1859 by Father Pandosy who served both Okanagan natives and white settlers. The mission has been fully restored including the chapel, the mission and the schoolhouse, all in their original log buildings.

BC Orchard Industry Museum
1304 Ellis St
250-763-0433
This museum traces the development of the orchard industry in BC, with displays that explain the process from planting to processing and preparing. Open Monday - Saturday in July & August. Also the site of the Apple Fair in September.

Kelowna Centennial Museum
470 Queensway Ave
250-763-2417
This museum displays items explaining the area's natural history and human inhabitation, including fossils, Indian arts and crafts, a Chinese store, an 1861 trading post, Kelowna's first radio station, and a subterranean home.

City Park
Kelowna's City park on the waterfront from floating bridge to foot of Bernard St
This 14.5 hectare park along a kilometres of shoreline ends at the north with the large white sculpture The Sail, by Dow Reid.

Kasgui Gardens
Queen Street
Tucked behind the Bennett Fountains is this Japanese garden with a boulder-ringed pond, complete with waterfall and stone garden. The Japanese city of Kasagai is Kelowna's sister city.

Guisachan Heritage Park
1060 Cameron Ave
This park was one of Kelowna's first ranches and was later the home of Lord Aberdeen , the Governor-General of Canada from 1893 -1989. There are extensive perennial gardens with labelled plants. Also a restaurant.

Bear Breek hiking trail Knox Mountain Nature Park
north end of Ellis Street
This park, at the top end of winding road, has two lookout points over Kelowna and Okanagan Lake. Great for hiking and picnicking. At the foot of the park is an underwater diving park called "Paul's Tomb, complete with a 7 metres long model of Ogopogo, 8 metres below the surface.

Pioneer Country Market and Museum
Bevoulin Rd
250-762-2544
This is where Onion King John Casorso grew his record-breaking crop in 1909. Grave-vine baskets and jellies sold here. Open daily.