history

Hunting cabins were built west of Summerland

Area around Darke Lake was once known as the Piggeries

 

Sternwheelers once plied Okanagan Lake

Vessels once transported passengers and goods along the Okanagan Valley

 

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Kelowna’s oil well circa 1930 near Mission Creek

  • Jul 30, 2020

 

History in photos: Constructon of Kelowna Line

This picture was taken sometime around 1922

  • Jul 23, 2020

Active volcanoes in South Okanagan

Crater Mountain is one of 16 volcanoes of the Penticton Group of Volcanoes

A look back at Kelowna’s past

A postcard showing the S.S. Sicamous in Kelowna

  • Jul 16, 2020

Summerland Museum to hold walking tours

Community’s past will be explained during series of summer tours

30 years after Oka crisis, Kanesatake land claims remain unresolved

Serge Simon, the current Grand Chief of Kanesatake, vividly remembers the events of July 11, 1990

Summerland Museum reopens

Museum to open on July 15 with reduced operating hours

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Check out this historic photo of Kelowna from the early 1900s

  • Jul 9, 2020

Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912

Victoria Gardens was created by Summerland pioneer couple

Summerland railway bridge was constructed in 1913

False-work tower had to be constructed twice

Barclay’s ranch is site of present-day Summerland

Property was purchased by Sir Thomas Shaughnessy in 1902

North Okanagan has a long history of flooding

Museum photo from 1948 shows Swan Lake flood

A look back at Kelowna’s past

Check out this historic photo of Kelowna from the early 1900s

  • Jun 25, 2020

Vernon man urges province to buy Okanagan Lake property

Mike Brown launches petition for government to purchase historic Okanagan Landing property

B.C. museum releases more than 16,000 historical photos of Indigenous life

Digitized images preserved and shared with Indigenous communities

Camps once housed workers along Kettle Valley Railway

Total of 10 camps were established between Summerland and Osprey Lake

Piggeries was a popular hunting spot near Summerland

Name came from three early hunters in the area

Sausage factory fire sparks Okanagan history lesson

Former sausage maker leaves a legacy