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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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Stepping back in time

Wandering around the old buildings and letting your imagination flow it's like being transported... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
racheltame
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Kelowna, Canada
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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 1 week ago

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

Thank racheltame
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk through history. Voluntary fee of $2 per person. Self guided tour, which was great, could read the text besides buildings and relieve the times. Travel through time with the old time washers, sewing machines and horse carriages. The kids loved it and asked...More

Thank Vivian E
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

When we visited the Father Pandosy Mission, there were only a few other people around and the area is very peaceful with huge willows at the entrance. It was very interesting reading about the buildings, houses, machinery, and antiques as part of this historical recreation....More

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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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