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Piece of Canada history.

I went there simply for the experience of atmosphere. I love antiquities and old buildings, and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Aly G
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 30 July 2018
Larry21
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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.
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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 30 September 2018 via mobile

Sometime some people are too curious about how things started before one became successful. It is what drive me to see this place. It's lovely. I'm glad that it is maintain until today. Because of this, you could imagine how Kelowna started.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lilia M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I went there simply for the experience of atmosphere. I love antiquities and old buildings, and this hit every thing I love - on the nose. For those who are religious ( I am not), or simply enjoy catholic history this place and Father Pandosy's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aly G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Learn about how the region was first settled and what it would have been like in a time of western expansion in the 1800's in Canada.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Pierre C
Reviewed 11 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kev1963
Reviewed 30 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Larry21
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank racheltame
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kirk M
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 36artf
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lynn B
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Shaeli S
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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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