Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)
In the Thompson Okanagan, large cities like Kelowna and Kamloops have an impressive selection of museums.
The real history of the Okanagan, though, is found in small, local museums that capture the charm and pioneer spirit of the land and people.
Explore the grandeur of a restored Lake Okanagan sternwheeler in Penticton, or delve into the lives of early gold miners at the Mascot Gold Mine. Look to Princeton's museum for a world-class fossil display or to Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park for First Nations history.
Visitor Centres have information on local museums and historic sites. Check the hours of operation for museums, as they may vary by season.
Show me Museums close to:
5 Museums in Thompson Okanagan
1 - 5 of 5 Results
3415 Pleasant Valley Rd
Armstrong, British Columbia
Armstrong/Spallumcheen Museum and Art Society operates a museum, archives and art gallery. This facility is open to the public by donation and makes available the artifacts, archival material and artwork of this region. The Society actively collects, organizes, houses, preserves and presents this material.
We have monthly art shows presenting artists of the North Okanagan from May thru to the last week of November. The museum also operates a gift shop and contains books and postcards from the local area as well as work from local artisans.
402 Brink St
Ashcroft, British Columbia
Rated as one of the best museums in the interior. Explore Ashcroft during the late 1800's, examine First Nation handcrafts & local history & see China Town in its heyday. A visit to our museum is much like walking down a country lane and peaking into different homes and businesses. A dining room table set for dinner or a local mercantile take our visitors back in time. We are fortunate to have some very rare items in our exhibit. There are special areas that pay special attention to our First Nation and Chinese inhabitants and the role they played in our history.
3096 Trans Canada Hwy 1
Sorrento, British Columbia
Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum is a world class collection of a wide variety of motorcycles that spans decades and has "rarely seen" models. Every motorcycle enthusiast will see something that connects with them. Even the "not-into-motorcycles" visitor will enjoy the art and beauty and interesting history of the motorcycles. The older visitor will walk among memories of days gone by and the young people will be inspired to dream. Visit the Gift Shop for souvenirs to high end collectibles for the discerning shopper. We feature many local artisans' wares. Stop by adjacent Sprokkets Cafe for delicious homemade food and scrumptious desserts.
1675 Tutill Crt
Merritt, British Columbia
Featured among our many displays are the 4 corner stones of our development: mining, ranching, logging & the railway. Pioneers, First Nations, James Teit & The Cowboy Judge Henry Castillou are also part of our historic collection portraying the way we were.
Other businesses with Museums
1000 Rancher Creek Rd
Osoyoos, British Columbia
Experience "The Land, the Legends and the People" at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, a cultural and outdoor desert experience. View arts and cultural exhibits, audio-visual presentations and interactive displays featuring Okanagan First Nations culture and desert plants and animals. The 22 ha site features walking trails through the sagebrush habitat, outdoor sculptures & hands-on displays. Highlights include a reconstructed aboriginal village and in the summer, features daily guided walks, cultural programs and rattlesnake demonstrations. Visit Coyote's Gifts for First Nations art, jewelry, books, clothing and giftware. Located in an award winning, sustainable building.