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Osoyoos & District Museum and Archives

Osoyoos & District Museum and Archives

The idea of a museum for Osoyoos began in 1955. The Osoyoos Museum Society was formally established in 1963. The museum was first located on Main Street and since 1975 has been situated next to Gyro Park in the former curling rink — including a clubhouse and Quonset hut — which houses a collection of over 4,000 objects. Today, we are planning for the future and a new facility which will ultimately see the museum return to Main Street at a prominent location across from Town Hall.

Museum Hours of Operation

Please plan to arrive half an hour before closing.

You will be amazed at how much there is to see!

July & August
Monday – Saturday
10a.m. – 4p.m.

September – May
Tuesday – Friday
11a.m. – 3p.m.

Monday – Saturday
11a.m. – 3p.m.

Heritage Interpretive Signs

With the help of the Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia and the Town of Osoyoos new heritage interpretive signs were installed around Osoyoos in 2014.  There are currently seven heritage signs located at: Osoyoos Sailing Club, Osoyoos Art Gallery, Osoyoos Town Hall, Sonora Centre, near the bridge, at Gyro Park, and at the Haynes house on Lakeshore Drive.  Each sign includes information and pictures relating to the heritage significance of the site.  Signs and their locations can be found on the 2017 Town of Osoyoos map (produced by Osoyoos Times).

Guided Walking Tours

Guided historical walking tours are available during the summer months.  Contact the museum for the schedule, or get a group together for a private tour.