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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
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+1 250-860-8369

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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Local history

Well preserved piece of local history. A must see anytime of year. Kids will enjoy running from building to building. While parents take the time to see the beginnings of kelowna.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Kelowna, Canada
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trail, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was driving by and stopped in to see what it was and was surprised at what was there. Got a quick little history lesson and learned a bit more about the settlers

Thank mexicanbound5
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A very interesting historical site. Pioneer buildings and farm machinery. The founding fathers of Kelowna. Often have special events with old time dressed participants. Fruit stands and vineyards nearby. A popular attraction.

Thank Joanna B
Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Well preserved piece of local history. A must see anytime of year. Kids will enjoy running from building to building. While parents take the time to see the beginnings of kelowna.

Thank robo33
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Everyone should check out this interesting place. It was an eye opener to see how people lived and how they built their houses and out buildings long ago.

Thank fabrian8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Great place to visit. Free admission and donations accepted. Picnic tables and several old buildings with old equipment displayed on grounds. Allow at least half hour!

Thank 80angelam
Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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.

Thank cruz4ever

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