history

Hunting cabins were built west of Summerland

Area around Darke Lake was once known as the Piggeries

 

Sternwheelers once plied Okanagan Lake

Vessels once transported passengers and goods along the Okanagan Valley

 

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 30

First ascent of Mt. Sir Donald, Three Valley Gap upgrades and Governor General visits

  • Jul 27, 2020

 

Active volcanoes in South Okanagan

Crater Mountain is one of 16 volcanoes of the Penticton Group of Volcanoes

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 16

By Jack Snoddy, Archives Assistant 130 years ago: Kootenay Star, July 19,…

  • Jul 17, 2020

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

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 2

Items from Revelstoke newspapers, as gleaned and edited by Cathy English, curator…

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

North Okanagan 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

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for June 18

Items from Revelstoke newspapers, as gleaned and edited by Cathy English, curator…

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

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for June 11

Items from Revelstoke newspapers, as gleaned and edited by Cathy English, curator…

  • Jun 12, 2020

Sausage factory fire sparks Okanagan history lesson

Former sausage maker leaves a legacy