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Heritage & Culture

A Rich Past…

Historical Overview of the Westside (West Kelowna & Westbank, BC)

 

The area is steeped in history with stories from the nsyilxcen speaking people as well as the European settlers to the area. The captikʷəɬ (ancient stories) of the nsyilxcen speaking have been passed down from each generation. It wasn’t until 1811 that the area began to see Europeans and by way of the Hudson’s Bay Fur Brigade and Old Caribou Trails in 1811.

With the onset of settlers came entrepreneurs and new transportation corridors. A full time line of historical milestones can be found here.

 

 

Sncəwips Heritage Museum

The Sncewips Heritage Museum showcases all that the sqilxw people from this area have to offer. There are excellent opportunities for everyone to get involved with the Museum, and we...

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Sncəwips Heritage Museum

Westbank Museum

Locally run and operated by knowledgable staff passionate about our local history, the Westbank Museum boasts interesting and unique facts about the history of our region....

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Westbank Museum

Westside Culture Days

Businesses and artists working together in the name of Culture. Culture Days is a cultural fair on Sep 29, 30 October 1...

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Westside Culture Days