Since 1989 the BC Orchard industry has been a part of the Kelowna Museums Society and has served the public as a gateway to the Laurel Packinghouse.
Exhibitions on packing, processing, home preserving, picking, orchards, marketing, and awards won by BC growers, tell the story of the Okanagan Valley’s transformation from wide open cattle range to beautifully manicured, symmetric orchards.
Since 1989, the BC Orchard Industry Museum has hosted thousands of visitors and brought a greater understanding of the region to hundreds of thousands more through its traveling exhibitions and programs. Like the Okanagan Heritage Museum, the BC Orchard Industry Museum provides the public with a full array of exhibitions, public programs, and special events. These events have included lecture series, the annual Cherry Fair and Apple Fair, industry reunions, and special and traveling exhibitions.
Admission is by donation.