Opening of the OK Landing Museum
The Okanagan Landing Station House Museum will open this summer on Canada Day.
Visitors can admire the full-scale model depicting Okanagan Landing in 1914, as well as many historic photos, artifacts, and other items courtesy of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives.
What is now Paddlewheel Park was once the construction site of CPR’s paddle steamers and tugboats and a bustling center of commerce.
Before the advent of the automobile, boat travel was the quickest and easiest way to get around the Okanagan, and the most efficient way to transport goods, people and mail. The CP station, which now houses the museum, was the main facility for boarding the paddle steamers.
The historic building is now owned and operated by the Okanagan Landing and District Community Association, a registered charity, and serves as a satellite museum to the Vernon Museum and Archives.
People can visit the museum, 7813 Okanagan Landing Rd., on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. in July and August.
Admission is by donation.
Access to the museum for individuals, families, clubs and other groups can be arranged at any time of the year, but by calling 250-542-2500, e-mail [email protected] Where on line.