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Father Pandosy Mission

South of the city center at the corner of Benvoulin and Casorso rd, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-860-8369
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WASTE OF TIME

Drove to the site and did the donation as recommended and as we walked around found all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kev1963
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Vancouver
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A well preserved and fascinating piece of history!

Worth a visit. Nice and peaceful on a weekday afternoon. The buildings are well worth an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Larry21
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Bellingham, WA
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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South of the city center at the corner of Benvoulin and Casorso rd, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
South Pandosy - K.L.O.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove to the site and did the donation as recommended and as we walked around found all the buildings locked. Apparently closed for a private event the next day. Nothing indicated on website or no signage out at entrance. Total waste is time and real...More

Thank Kev1963
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit. Nice and peaceful on a weekday afternoon. The buildings are well worth an exploration.

Thank Larry21
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Wandering around the old buildings and letting your imagination flow it's like being transported back in time. Worth taking the time to have a closer look and not just driving by

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Most people visit Kelowna to enjoy the sunshine, lakes, wine, and fresh fruit and vegetables. But there is some history there, too. The first Roman Catholic mission was established in the Kelowna area in 1859-60 by a French Oblate priest, Charles Pandosy, and the Father...More

Thank Kirk M
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We spent about an hour exploring this most interesting historical site. The buildings are open for self tours and you get to go into them at your own pace. A donation box is near the entrance/exit.

Thank Art F
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Father Pandosy Mission is a great place to visit, I have been a few times as I take my out of town visitors there! Once a year (end of May/early June) they hold an event here that is well worth going to so keep a...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

An interesting part of BC history This is a free park to see. It was a little hard to find. Thank goodness for gps

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We were driving by on our way to some wineries and stopped by, its free, very nice mix of historical things showing the history of Kelowna. Well worth your time, thanks to all who take care of this as it would take some work, not...More

1  Thank Tracey A
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We spent about 45 min. here. It's a nice stop if you have time and would like to fill it up but not a must see unless you don't have a lot a heritage sites under your belt already. We were visiting from Saskatchewan and...More

Thank Deborah J
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

I drive by this place several times a week, but it took visitors from England to get me to stop. I was pleasantly surprised, first by the expanse of the site, and, second, by the limited focus on religion. The buildings are not original to...More

Thank calgaryguy
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Shaeli S
23 January 2018|
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Response from calgaryguy | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, since it is not manned and locked up. Admission is by donation. It may be a bit difficult to get around, depending on the snow situation.
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