Father Pandosy Mission

Father Pandosy Mission, Kelowna: Address, Phone Number, Father Pandosy Mission Reviews: 4/5

Father Pandosy Mission
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Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Science Museums
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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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BrotherYo
Surrey, Canada249 contributions
A place for Historical knowledge
Sep. 2019
Albeit small in size, I found it worth visiting Father Pandosy Mission. It does showcase a wide variety of Old Agricultural and Technical tools as well as the way that people lived. Easy access and not too crowded
Written December 18, 2019
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Larry4Africa
Kitale, Kenya110 contributions
History left over
Sep. 2019
The fact that these historic buildings were kept so well intact and available to the public and a minimum cost (donations) Father Pandosy was an important figure in the development of Kelowna. Personally I enjoy that era (mid 1800's). The grounds it is located on is very relaxing as well.
Written October 11, 2019
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syphone
Kelowna, Canada128 contributions
A treasure
Jun. 2019 • Family
Visited with my kids.
Free admission and there is a donation box. Free parking as well.
I don't believe there is a washroom.

This place is quite educational.
Took us about 40 minutes to visit every building.

There is a 'wherigo' geocache which adds more fun to your visit.
Written June 17, 2019
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CruisersRus
Mount Albert812 contributions
A lovingly restored historical landmark
May 2019 • Couples
After reading about Kelowna attractions, this one caught my attention. The story behind this place and the characters who contributed to it - from priests and school teachers to farmers and craftsmen - make for a fascinating account, particularly if you are a history buff. Various pioneer buildings, old impliments and machinery have been moved oo to the site and restoration efforts are on-going. Wheelchair access is limited in areas where buildings have more than one story and in the house.
Written May 15, 2019
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Lilia M
Manila, Philippines168 contributions
A bit of past about this wine country
Aug. 2018 • Couples
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.
Written September 30, 2018
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Aly G
6 contributions
Piece of Canada history.
Aug. 2018 • Family
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 story might intrigue you - if you haven't already heard of him. The grounds are very well maintained as well with the buildings, although if you are on the heavier side - I'd suggest you going up top in the barn as I am not certain how strong the floor is. I am 125 lbs, and the floor had a bend to it. Other than that, all the other buildings are strong and sturdy. Please respect the grounds and the artifacts of time so that others can enjoy it.
Written August 28, 2018
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Pierre C
Montreal, Canada5 contributions
Beautiful little historic site. Local history.
Sep. 2017
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.
Written August 27, 2018
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Kev1963
Vancouver, Canada756 contributions
WASTE OF TIME
Aug. 2018
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 bush league.
Written August 11, 2018
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Larry21
Bellingham, WA8 contributions
A well preserved and fascinating piece of history!
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Worth a visit. Nice and peaceful on a weekday afternoon. The buildings are well worth an exploration.
Written July 30, 2018
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racheltame
Kelowna, Canada5 contributions
Stepping back in time
Jun. 2018 • Couples
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
Written July 12, 2018
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