history

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

 

Vernon videographer an ‘accidental historian’

Local film collector Francois Arseneault has more than 2,000 reels and took it upon himself to preserve the history

 

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

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

Vernon has a long history of flooding

Museum photo from 1948 shows Swan Lake flood

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

Summerland mountain once had slaughterhouse, skating rink

Rink from 1909 was created by Summerland pioneer James Ritchie

  • Jun 7, 2020

Crews building structure at former Summerland train station site

West Summerland Station will pay tribute to railway history, serve as trail marker

Okanagan Landing museum opens doors

Float back in time to 1914 when sternwheelers transported goods up and down the valley

Arena served Summerland for 26 years

Warm winters meant short ice seasons in early 1950s

Summerland once had Old English theme

Design guidelines were introduced in late 1980s