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Okanagan Valley

Are you an Applebox Belle? The Lake Country Museum invites the public to a community meeting Saturday, June 13th, to share your memories of you, your mother, or your grandmother working in Lake Country’s early packinghouses. The Museum is working... [Continue Reading]

Which birds might I see today? Migrating ducks Did you know that about 30 different species of ducks can be seen in our valley sometime during the year? Like the ever-present Mallard, which everyone recognizes, about half of these species stay... [Continue Reading]

The earliest domestic cattle in the interior arrived from the Columbia Valley in the 1840s, trailed in by the Hudson’s Bay Company and traded among the Okanagan Indians. By 1850, Okanagan Chief Nicola owned a large number of horses and... [Continue Reading]

Which birds might I see today? Hummingbirds Perhaps the reason I love hummingbirds so much is that I grew up in England where there aren’t any. I never tire of watching them seek out nectar from our feeders or the... [Continue Reading]

During the last week of August 2012, the Okanagan Brigade Society will be hosting a Voyageurs’ Brigade with guests from across Canada, the United States, and possibly from other nations. They are expecting as many as 15 to 20 Voyageur... [Continue Reading]

Tomorrow night, Saturday, March 17th, 2012, Dr. Duane Thomson (president of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society) will be addressing the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Historical Society. The Laurel Packinghouse (Ellis Street) in Kelowna will be the venue... [Continue Reading]