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.