Local Resources

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Branch Family History Center
698 Glenmore Road
Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 860-1690

Okanagan Regional Library
1730 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 762-2800

Okanagan College Library
1000 KLO Rd
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 4X8
Phone: (250) 862-5452

UBC Okanagan Library
3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Circulation: (250) 807-9107
Information: (250) 807-9128


Okanagan Heritage Museum
470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6S7
Phone: (250) 763-2417
Open all year. Mon.- Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm., Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm, Holidays 11:00am - 3:00pm

British Columbia Orchard Industry Museum
1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z8
Phone: (778) 478-0347
Open all year. Tues-Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm., Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm, Holidays 11:00am - 3:00pm
Collection: Artifacts; photographs; maps and equipment related to BC's orchard industry.

Okanagan Military Museum
1424 Ellis Street
(Kelowna Memorial Arena - Centennial rooms)
Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 763-9292
Email: Keith Boehmer

The Okanagan Military Museum covers military history of the region as well as overseas conflicts from the Boer war to current Peace missions. Archives are under development, and include nominal roles of local units, personal letters, newspapers and photographs. The museum offers 2 galleries and a publicly accessible library. Borrowing rights are subject to a membership fee ($5.00/yr) and the type and age of the books requested.

Peachland Museum
5890 Beach Ave.
Peachland, BC V0H 1X7
Phone: (250) 767-3441

Westbank Museum
2376 Dobbin Road,
Westbank BC, V4T 2H9
Phone: (250) 768-0110
Email: info@westbankmuseum.com
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
NOTE:   CLOSED DEC. 22 - JAN. 7

Lake Country Museum
11255 Okanagan Centre Road
Okanagan Centre, BC V4V 2J7
Phone: (250) 766-0111
Open open from 1 – 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the fall and winter.

Diocese of Kootenay Archives
#201 - 380 Leathead Road,
Kelowna, BC
Phone: Archivist, at 778-478-8310
Email: Kathryn Lockhart
Collection: Bishop's records, 1921-1983; Parish vital records, plus minutes, books and photographs.

BC Vital Statistics
Including genealogy request.

Contact US
In Victoria call: 250-387-6121
In Vancouver call: 604-660-2421
Elsewhere in BC call: 1 800 663-7867
Outside British Columbia: 604 660-2421
(for help locating/contacting Provincial Government services)