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BC Orchard Industry Museum

1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1Z8, Canada
+1 778-478-0347
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Great history introduction to the industry

The self guided tour took less than one hour but was an excellent introduction to the history of... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Bernie O
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Erin, Canada
BC ORCHARD INDUSTRY MUSEUM!

This museum is downtown close to other museums. There is no charge. It is free and donations are... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
80angelam
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Exhibitions on packing, processing, home preserving, picking, orchards, marketing, and awards won by BC growers, tell the story of the Okanagan Valley’s transformation from wide open cattle range to beautifully manicured, symmetric orchards.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average46%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
15 Jun 2017
“Great history introduction to the industry”
11 Sep 2016
“BC ORCHARD INDUSTRY MUSEUM!”
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1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1Z8, Canada
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+1 778-478-0347
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

The self guided tour took less than one hour but was an excellent introduction to the history of the area as well as how apples are processed and get to your super markets over the years. Well worth the stop. Gift shop with GREAT apples...More

Thank Bernie O
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This museum is downtown close to other museums. There is no charge. It is free and donations are accepted. Interesting to see the wines and gift shop is on the premises.

Thank 80angelam
Reviewed 1 August 2016

What was interesting was nice large photos on the wall showing workers with clear expression on their faces and the dressing too. The machinery they used for cutting fruits was also very interesting and have never seen them before.

Thank Ianfung
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This would be a great place to take a child to. It has displays to showcase the BC fruit industry. Weather fruit on your table or wine for your pleasure. I enjoyed it, and loved that the FEE, was by donation.

Thank cathyv29
Reviewed 16 January 2016

If you want to look at apple boxes and apple peeling machines, this is your place. Otherwise, it's a bore.

Thank David T
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Small one room "museum" full of fruit orchard displays, photographs, machines and history that show how important the fruit industry played in the making of Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley. Don't want to be mean but I wouldn't go out of my way to see...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Located right beside the Wine Museum its donation only and you get to the see the old equipment used to farm back in the day. It used to be a larger exhibit but since the expansion of the wine museum they had to shorten this...More

Thank M0rec0ffeeplz
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is a great local history stop! Learn all about how important apples were to the area. It is run on donations. There was a guide there and he was very friendly and knowledgeable. A local man, who sadly passed away, made satirical apple dolls...More

Thank TanzlyB
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We visited there on Aug 25. It is a tiny museum. But it is worth to spend 20 mins and learn how the old time orchard farmers are making living.

Thank rockyviewmd
Reviewed 30 August 2014

It is located in Laurel packing house building. There ae not many displays. There are some old food industry machines there though. The most interesting thing was the live bee hive display. My kids loved it. If you are in the area check it out....More

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