Windermere Valley Museum
Windermere Valley Museum
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Cathy C
West Kelowna, Canada274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
This museum consists of ten historic buildings assembled from the area. The largest, the main building, was formerly a train station and the smallest is an ice house. The tour is self guided and there are thousands of artefacts and information boards which give a good idea of what life was like for pioneers in the area. There is one display which pays homage to the Indigenous people of the area and I would like to see more from their perspective.
Written June 19, 2022
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Cheryl
Calgary, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
Decided to take in the museum that we could see from our condo rental view.

We were soooo impressed with this tiny place. I live in Calgary and love Heritage Park and this was comparable on a way smaller scale.

They have documentation for every item. Tons to see and read if you are into that. A person could actually spend a whole day there reading everything they offer on each artefact and collectable.

I believe we went through 9 buildings on-site. Payment for entry is based on a contribution - no entry fee.

Well worth a visit and your time!
Written September 18, 2017
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paulrU3860WQ
Southampton, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
An excellent example of a heritage museum and free! We loved the place and donated generously. I hope they keep the place going it is great facility with so many wonderful exhibits. If you are in the area you should see it!
Written August 29, 2017
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KimberleyJohn
Golden, Canada146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
Excellent display of this areas feel in historic perspective.Several old buildings restored to their original condition and connected with a wooden boardwalk.Each one has a theme and has been meticulously furnished and stocked with the eras wares.The smells and feels make you feel like you have time traveled.Allow for a few hours and remember it is a donation only site!
Written April 1, 2017
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Terry S
Summerland, Canada179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
A nice way to spend a few hours...Strolling through the buildings and exhibits...Well done, great place to take a picnic, maybe the local wildlife will stroll through while you visit...
Written September 16, 2016
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barkleymydog
Vancouver, Canada79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
My great niece was in town to visit so we decided to drop by the museum for a quick visit. Both of us were pleasantly surprised by how much local information was provided in the numerous buildings located on the grounds. The lady working there - a volunteer I assume - was friendly and informative. This was a great little visit for us! Thank you.

Written August 31, 2019
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Ben B
Calgary, Canada14,160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
This nice little "pocket park" is beautifully located on the bluffs above the rail line, and a short drive from from Lake Windermere or from where the Columbia River exists the lake. For a small museum, they have a surprising large collection of pioneer cabins and buildings, the centre-piece being the gorgeous former train station, a wonderful log structure. With lots of trees and view benches, it's ideal for a brief, refreshing stop for all ages. During our stay, the inside exhibits were only open one day, and we missed it. But the outdoor exhibits were perfect for us, and the time we had. Must-see if you're spending time in the area!
Written April 18, 2017
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Kate T
Calgary, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
A good heritage park, very atmospheric. You don't even need it to be open to come, just walking around the buildings is great.
Written January 12, 2017
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Sue D
Hereford, UK17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
We found this museum quite by accident and whilst not huge, it is well set out, with some great authentic pieces and lots of information. The lady on duty was very helpful without being overbearing. Given that this is free entrance (a donation is suggested) it is a great attraction in Invermere
Written October 18, 2016
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Wayne Conrad Serbu
Woodstock, Canada489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Family
Over the years there has been a lot of donations of early Windemere Valley memorabilia. JD the museums curator has lots of great information about the areas history and is a very user friendly spokesperson. She knows her way around the displays and can answer lots of questions that kids can deliver while holding their interest. When the sun is shinning and you've had a busy day, the Windemere Valley Museum has a panoramic view with some great picnic spots and lots of space for the kids to explore. One most enjoyable experience. The stuff one still learns about how the west was started. The railroads and the water stern wheelers brought lots of adventurers like myself to this lovely part of BC.
Written September 25, 2015
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