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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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Great place for young and old

Never knew this existed. Enjoyed our self tour and took our time. Lear ed a great deal that we had... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2016
Ron B
A Step Back in Time

My husband and I stopped here on a whim while driving through the area on a recent trip to Kelowna... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Canuckexpat
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
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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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+1 250-860-8369
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

Never knew this existed. Enjoyed our self tour and took our time. Lear ed a great deal that we had not heard before. Saw some old farming equitment that we had never seen before

Thank Ron B
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

My husband and I stopped here on a whim while driving through the area on a recent trip to Kelowna. The site is set on a grassy plot and after a suggested donation, you are left to wander and explore the buildings unsupervised. The buildings...More

Thank Canuckexpat
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is a old home stead site, has a few building on approximately 2 or 3 acres. The building have been restored and you can look thru the windows and see how they lived back then. There are old barns and out building with old...More

Thank Patricia T
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Don't let appearance fool you this is a real nice piece of history mixed with restored pieces of Father Pandosy's Mission. It's like being in a museum that is outside. I recommend going on a cloudy or cooler day unless you like the heat because...More

Thank M0rec0ffeeplz
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

It is really amazing to think that nearly 200 years ago Father Pandosy ventured into this vast unknown land, facing dangers at every turn, for the sole purpose of spreading Christianity. You can literally feel the difficulties faced by this priest and his fellows in...More

Thank metaungulate
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Intersting displays of live in Kelownas not to distant past., small venue. Agricultural tools are in disrepair

1  Thank JWvdL
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Buildings from 1860's missionary priests. Also some very old and very rusty agricultural tools. Quite interesting.

Thank 403hjo
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

take you back in time looks good look for fall harvest show with old time equi that fun It some time in late aug.

Thank james P
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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting for family pictures. Well kept and clean, worked for our 16 member family reunion pics!

Thank Mommystrong
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Great example of life back in the day. Hard to imagine living that way, we're so spoiled & soft in these modern times. Gotta respect the people that made the area what it is now.

1  Thank Denis2727
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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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